Clock/Radio Dash Light


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SakiPat
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83 standard/interstate wing

Clock/Radio Dash Light

Postby SakiPat » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:49 pm



First time poster, and a 1 year lurker. 83 Interstate w/ Clarion type II. I've had it for about a year. Fiddled at first but could not get the memory for the clock and radio presets to work. Today I decided to look closer at the fuses in the fairing. As I pulled the fuse out of the clamshell that has a red wire going into each end, the fuse fell apart. Luckily there was a spare, so I popped it in and now the clock memory and radio presets work. However, the clock/radio red LEDs on the dash stay lit all the time even with the ignition key removed. Is this normal? If it is, the LED must be a negligible draw. Pat



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virgilmobile
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Re: Clock/Radio Dash Light

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:16 pm

Nope.all should go dark with the key off.The radio and clock should have a constant 12 volts for memory and switched 12 volts main power.
Check the fuses again.Both ends need to be the same color code.

SakiPat
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Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:21 pm
Location: Fond du Lac, WI
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83 standard/interstate wing

Re: Clock/Radio Dash Light

Postby SakiPat » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:53 am

I rechecked all my wiring and connecters, no apparent problem. Then I called Sierra electronics, he said I've got a bad resistor in the tuner. Pat

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virgilmobile
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78 GL1000
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82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Clock/Radio Dash Light

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:04 pm

I'll look at the radio schematic for that possibility.
A resistor huh.?...hmmm...




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