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You must have the RSS (radio service software) software and the correct cable. There is no resetting without these.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Apr 15, 2019

Check your battery connections and/or batteries. It sounds like the radio is trying to perform the “power on” sequence, but doesn’t have enough power to actually power on. Use fresh from the package or other “known good” batteries, and clean the battery contacts with rubbing alcohol and a clean paper towel. If there is corrosion or other oxidation on the contacts, you may need to use an emery board and then the alcohol wipe. Beyond that, the radio is not really “user serviceable”. Is there any chance the malfunctioning radio was exposed to water?

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Mar 02, 2019

Hi there,

there are two things to be check, first volume control need to be check , and if is it OK/read the radio and re check the audio configuration in the cps, and re-try, if still the same , if you have the same radio and know on how to clone?you may clone it, and re-try, if trouble still exist,please, kindly bring it to the nearest shop in your place,

have a great day,


Motorola Radio... | Answered on Feb 10, 2019

You must buy Motorola software from Motorola. Get a cable from them also. You also must have an FCC License to legally operate these radios. Your best best is to go through a dealer. The FCC License is quite hard to do without a dealer guiding you. It is easy to be ripped off and you must go through a coordinator. If not USA, still go through a dealer. The software and cable issue does not go away, ever.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Feb 01, 2019

That is a current model, what is the warranty? Is the unit properly flashed?

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Jan 31, 2019

A few things come to mind: 1) Be certain your radio is turned off when plugging in an audio device. This insures they are pairing properly. 2) Be certain the audio device is plugged in all the way to the click position. You should feel a slight click when it is seated properly. 3) If the jack on this radio is slightly wobbled out from audio devices being plugged and unplugged the headset's plug may not be touching the sweet spot to make transmitting possible. Press slightly to the side on the plug's grommet to see if it works. If this is the case, trade headsets with another unit and see if you still have the same problem. Sometimes it is as simple as playing musical chairs with audio devices. 4) If you are using the radio in digital mode, not all audio devices will work. Check with your Motorola dealer to see which audio accessories will work with your unit in digital mode. (They will have a digital emblem stamped on them.)

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Jan 14, 2019

Generally the manufacturer puts the Bluetooth pairing passcode in the user manual. In my experience it’s usually 0000 or something similar. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find the manual online to get the information for you, but if you still have the manual that came with the device, it should be in there. If you don’t have access to the manual, you could try calling the manufacturer’s support number to request the code—it will be the same for all devices with that model number so it should be pretty easy for them to look up.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Dec 27, 2018

I will check on the "dial tone". The Z under MON means to scan. You hold it down about 2 seconds to enable or disable it.

Motorola Radio... | Answered on Nov 02, 2018

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