Factory stereo replacemet


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cprs1707
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Factory stereo replacemet

Postby cprs1707 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:39 pm



I have a 1985 Goldwing GL1200 Aspencade. I want to replace the radio with a new aftermarket one. Is this possible. I understand there may be some wire splicing that may be needed and/or the harness from the factory radio being modified. I want to know if the aftermarket one will fit in the space for the factory one.



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Re: Factory stereo replacemet

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:22 pm

Possibly...at least for my 84 interstate dash.....It is a little different.
You would need to remove your radio and measure the opening width,height and depth avaiable..
I found mine at Advance Auto...on the bottom shelf no less..Not a hot selling item.
I opened the box and measured the whole thing...it would just fit..A little custom bezel work involved but it turned out OK.....
There is,so I've heard,some marine radios that might work....having the bonus weather channels too.
Mine was a "Dual" brand...measure the depth of the hole in the dash before you buy one...
A speaker upgrade helps in the quality some too.Mine were replaced with heavy duty 4" ones from the same place.
Here's a link to Dual...http://www.dualav.com/
And here's my 'Sold" 84 gl1200 with it installed...

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Re: Factory stereo replacemet

Postby cprs1707 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:02 pm

Ill make sure to measure it...so the next question becomes...how the heck do i take it out of there??

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Re: Factory stereo replacemet

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:07 pm

You will see a key lock next to the radio put your key in it and turn it this will allow you to pull the radio out. You will see the pin connectors down inside and on the back of the radio.
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Re: Factory stereo replacemet

Postby cprs1707 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:41 pm

Thanks for the help guys!! From what I can tell, this is going to be a pretty simple thing to put in...just going to have to figure out how to connect the new stereo to the wiring harness...Thanks again guys!!

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Re: Factory stereo replacemet

Postby wilmo » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:36 pm

There's enough room for the marine 'no moving parts' stereos.
A little imagination and McGyverism and the install isn't all that bad. Definitely take the speakers out though, that will help in more ways than one. The speedo head unit mounts behind those.




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