Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio


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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:40 pm



Rayvn wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:20 pm
Hi all :-) Ok, I have been reading through this thread and I have a question. I am not new to wings. This one is my 6th one and it is a 1994 gl 1500 SE. with only 42,000 miles on it.I have had 2 1100's a 1200 a 1993 asp. and I have a 2002 1800 and now this 1994 SE with a side car. So my question is, In my manual it says there is a radio jack type pigtail for audio input but from what I am reading here it was only on the interstate, is that true? I have been looking for it and it is not there. However there is a two wired , green connector, with a white cap on it. What is that connector for. Could this be the plug in for that pigtail ??? And if so there was a part number listed somewhere in here for that pigtail.. I can hope can't I...... :-)
There is not any OEM aux input on your bike. You can build it by yourself.



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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by MikeB » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:52 pm

Only on the GL1500I.
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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by Rayvn » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 pm

MikeB wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Only on the GL1500I.
Dang !! would you happen to know what that green connector is under the left pocket ? i had a complete factory manual for my 93 aspy but I sold it with the bike when I bought the 1800. never thought I'd own another 1500. But this one was to good a deal to pass up. Besides, I really like the 1500.

hey, both of your bikes are the same color...... you need to paint one. Hahaha 8-)
I fat fingered the keys. My nick is supposed to be "Ravyn". :roll:

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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:10 pm

Rayvn wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 pm
MikeB wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Only on the GL1500I.
Dang !! would you happen to know what that green connector is under the left pocket ? i had a complete factory manual for my 93 aspy but I sold it with the bike when I bought the 1800. never thought I'd own another 1500. But this one was to good a deal to pass up. Besides, I really like the 1500.

hey, both of your bikes are the same color...... you need to paint one. Hahaha 8-)
Can you add a picture of that connector you are asking? Are you sure it is not for the side marker light. The side marker lights have 2pin green connectors on both sides.

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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by Rayvn » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:14 pm

Erdeniz Umman wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Rayvn wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:44 pm
MikeB wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Only on the GL1500I.
Dang !! would you happen to know what that green connector is under the left pocket ? i had a complete factory manual for my 93 aspy but I sold it with the bike when I bought the 1800. never thought I'd own another 1500. But this one was to good a deal to pass up. Besides, I really like the 1500.

hey, both of your bikes are the same color...... you need to paint one. Hahaha 8-)
Can you add a picture of that connector you are asking? Are you sure it is not for the side marker light. The side marker lights have 2pin green connectors on both sides.
Thanks for getting back to me. I will go and look today. That green connector had a white plastic cap over it and it was tapped to the big wire harness.
I fat fingered the keys. My nick is supposed to be "Ravyn". :roll:

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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by Erdeniz Umman » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:32 pm

If you are asking it to verify whether it is an aux input, as we know an aux input should have 3 pins for a stereo system, so it can not be an aux input.

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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by Rayvn » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:05 pm

Erdeniz Umman wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:32 pm
If you are asking it to verify whether it is an aux input, as we know an aux input should have 3 pins for a stereo system, so it can not be an aux input.
Nope, that is not what I was asking. I started out by asking if there was an aux input on the SE as I could not find one. The only thing I could find under that left side pocket was the green connector with the white cap on it and was wondering what it was and hoping that it might be the aux. input connector without the pigtail on it. I went out there today and checked with a volt meter and there is 12 volts there when the key is on and dead when I turn the key off. So like what was mentioned earlier it must be for the side marker orange lites which this SE does not have.
seems to me that the top of the line model for that year would have all the belles and whistles and then the aspy and the interstate would have less. My 93 aspy had side marker lites......
I fat fingered the keys. My nick is supposed to be "Ravyn". :roll:

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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by MikeB » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:38 pm

The side marker lights like the saddlebag side lights, were after-market additions. Though the wires were there for the front marker lights, there were no bulbs installed. And the saddlebags had no lights or wires, they were only reflectors. It was the same for the SE as well as the Aspencade.
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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by Rayvn » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:56 am

MikeB wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:38 pm
The side marker lights like the saddlebag side lights, were after-market additions. Though the wires were there for the front marker lights, there were no bulbs installed. And the saddlebags had no lights or wires, they were only reflectors. It was the same for the SE as well as the Aspencade.
Hi Mike. Thanks for that info. My 1993 Aspy. that I sold about 6 years ago or so had side marker lites and saddle bag lites as well, so I guess they were installed by the PO before I bought the bike and this I did not realize. :-)
I fat fingered the keys. My nick is supposed to be "Ravyn". :roll:

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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by sprintexec » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:35 am

WingAdmin wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:52 pm
sprintexec wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:35 am
Great thread, an oldie but a goodie. I'm wondering if this will work for my '94 GL1500 Aspencade? What are the chances that the circuit board layout will have been changed? I don't want to remove the radio unit only to discover that the mentioned solder points have changed. Thanks, Andy
I think they remained consistent throughout the lifecycle of the GL1500.
Thanks for the reply. I'm just waiting for a quiet few hours to take the radio unit out and explore... 8-)

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Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Post by Blackwing98 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:24 pm

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