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clock display

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:08 pm



All riders
purchased 1997 goldwing gl1500SE with 58K miles. couple of things to share with you, is the radio station and clock display is not staying on station and the clock does not maintain set time. Is there something that is not wired properly. any ideas please let me know. also when the ignition is turned off, should I be able to see the time on display.
Thanks Ben
by the way I am not a novice rider, have been riding bikes since I was 15 yrs of age. Just turned 71 yrs old today, maybe I am getting senile and don't notice things like I use to/



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Re: clock display

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:40 pm

grizzlybear1943 wrote:All riders
purchased 1997 goldwing gl1500SE with 58K miles. couple of things to share with you, is the radio station and clock display is not staying on station and the clock does not maintain set time. Is there something that is not wired properly. any ideas please let me know. also when the ignition is turned off, should I be able to see the time on display.
Thanks Ben
by the way I am not a novice rider, have been riding bikes since I was 15 yrs of age. Just turned 71 yrs old today, maybe I am getting senile and don't notice things like I use to/


When the ignition is turned off, the display should be blank - no clock.

If the clock loses time when the bike is turned off (and station doesn't stay set on a frequency), then fuse 13, the radio backup fuse, is likely blown.

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Re: clock display

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:13 am

Thank you for a fast reply on the clock. I will check the fuse tomorrow
Thanks, Ben

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Re: clock display

Postby h2odad22 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:55 pm

I'm New to GoldwingDocs. I have a 1997 GL 1500 SE that I bought in 2013, I'm having problems with the clock keeping time which just started this past weekend. I've checked the fuse #13 and it is good. Sometimes the clock Runs fast like set the clock with the right time and when I get to where I'm going it is 2 to 3 hours ahead. Any help would be greatly appreciated I've made no Electrical changes in the past few months

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Re: clock display

Postby wingpilot08 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:07 am

h2odad22 wrote:I'm New to GoldwingDocs. I have a 1997 GL 1500 SE that I bought in 2013, I'm having problems with the clock keeping time which just started this past weekend. I've checked the fuse #13 and it is good. Sometimes the clock Runs fast like set the clock with the right time and when I get to where I'm going it is 2 to 3 hours ahead. Any help would be greatly appreciated I've made no Electrical changes in the past few months

Have you noticed the display not being there and then eventually it does appear? 96-96 Wings had an issue with the LCD display board and condensation causing the the display to go blank with high humidity and then returning when it dries out. That would cause the time to go off by few hrs. To fix you have to disassemble the display , clean with 91% alcohol and reseal the board. This is supposed to work...but maybe not....
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Re: clock display

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:05 pm

The drying and sealing of the circuit board does help this problem in a lot of cases. However, sometimes it doesn't help at all, and nothing will fix it except replacing the board - which is expensive.

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Re: clock display

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:55 pm

My 96 does the disappearing clock game on my any morning it is humid, I have gotten used to it and ignore it. I have another problem in my radio display does not work AT ALL, I wrote to Sierra and they said to unhook the connection at the radio, clean it and re-hook it up, that MAY help in my case seeing that the clock and air pressure DO work, just not the clock. Just some FYI information.
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Re: clock display

Postby wingpilot08 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:57 am

Over this past rainy Saturday, I disassembled the dash and did the clean and respray of my circuit board for the LCD display. After about 3 hours of work..I got everything back together...only to my dismay that my display did not come right on. On Sunday morning we took a ride and within 15 minutes of riding..the display came on..looking very normal. The rest of the day all was good, but the real test will be the next few days. This morning (Monday) I fired up the bike and the display came on immediately! Hoping that the fix will cure the issue of the disappearing display! Only took about 18 years to get around to it!!
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Re: clock display

Postby wingpilot08 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:47 pm

wingpilot96 wrote:Over this past rainy Saturday, I disassembled the dash and did the clean and respray of my circuit board for the LCD display. After about 3 hours of work..I got everything back together...only to my dismay that my display did not come right on. On Sunday morning we took a ride and within 15 minutes of riding..the display came on..looking very normal. The rest of the day all was good, but the real test will be the next few days. This morning (Monday) I fired up the bike and the display came on immediately! Hoping that the fix will cure the issue of the disappearing display! Only took about 18 years to get around to it!!


So far its been a few days and the display has not disappeared....the fix appears to be working well....I'm a happy camper!
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Re: clock display

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:17 pm

glad to hear all is well so far. . . . you may have answered and I missed it, what contact/connector did you clean up ? I ask because my screen goes dark when ever it gets wet/humid out, so I am hoping MAYBE cleaning will help me too. . .
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Re: clock display

Postby wingpilot08 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:34 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:glad to hear all is well so far. . . . you may have answered and I missed it, what contact/connector did you clean up ? I ask because my screen goes dark when ever it gets wet/humid out, so I am hoping MAYBE cleaning will help me too. . .

It wasn't a connector/contact, it was the entire circuit board the was cleaned and scrubbed with 91% isopropyl alcohol, let that dry and then sprayed with a clear enamel spray. Then reassembled the display. There are two circuit boards with the LCD display, it the 2nd board
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Re: clock display

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:36 pm

Not 100% sure I understand, but I am sure that will make more sence when I open it up. . . . THANKS ! :D
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Re: clock display

Postby wingpilot08 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:22 pm

Uncle Fester wrote:Not 100% sure I understand, but I am sure that will make more sence when I open it up. . . . THANKS ! :D

It will be clear once u remove the LCD panel from the housing. There is the LCD PANEL connected to a ckt board and then there is a "daughter" board connected with flat cables. Do not try to remove the cables! Just clean the back of the ckt board and coat it with the spray enamel.

Here is a link to a DIY on another site. http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500clockfix.htm
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Re: clock display

Postby Uncle Fester » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:50 pm

That link helped a lot ! Thanks very much. . . . After seeing that, I am going to wait to do this until I have the LEDs I want for the dash lights as well as the new speakers I want to install, then spend a day doing it all at once, less open and close that way. :lol:

Thanks again for the link and the information.
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Re: clock display

Postby wingpilot08 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:19 am

Uncle Fester wrote:That link helped a lot ! Thanks very much. . . . After seeing that, I am going to wait to do this until I have the LEDs I want for the dash lights as well as the new speakers I want to install, then spend a day doing it all at once, less open and close that way. :lol:

Thanks again for the link and the information.


Good plan! Do everything at once! Good luck, :D
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Re: clock display

Postby BullCBX » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:10 am

Defiantly sounds like a good idea Uncle Fester. My display "had" been working correctly, but just about all of the bulbs were shot. I did the LED upgrade (which is really nice), but after reassembly, now the clock is screwed up. I plan on trying the clean and seal thing but just dealing with the clock issue for now. Don't want to pull the wing out of commission again to take the dash apart while the weather is nice. Good luck and keep us posted if it helps your situation.

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Re: clock display

Postby Wingsconsin » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:47 am

I also did the LCD circuit board fix ..
Worked great for a few days...
But not a long term solution for me....have the problem again if the bike sits ins a moist environment (humid) or a rainy day without riding...
Weirdly - if it is working before it starts to rain I can ride all day long in the rain without incident...then as it dries it stops working...
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Re: clock display

Postby wingpilot08 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:51 am

We'll...here's an update...the problem has returned, however we are currently in the Finger Lakes region..so it is a lot of water here. But it still come back on after riding a bit. So I'll just live with it!!


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