gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel


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gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel

Postby pbourgoin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:06 pm



Putting my bike back together and having a issue with the radio panel. seems it will not fit down flush. I've looked around but can not find if there is a certain way the radio harness needs to be routed. Going across the airbox it seems to be holding the radio up not seating all the way down. What am I doing wrong?


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Re: gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:08 pm

Did you have the radio out of the shelter? A common step overlooked is the fact that when reinstalling the radio into the shelter, you need to make sure that the mounting bracket next to the connectors hooks over the top of the shelter - it must do so or else the shelter will not fit back onto the motorcycle properly.

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Re: gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel

Postby pbourgoin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:29 pm

Never removed the radio from the shelter. after hooking up the wires to the radio and trying to install the shelter it seems the harness to the radio is between the air box and the radio holding the radio up and not letting the shelter fit properly. Is the harness supposed to be straight up the center of the shelter or routed some other way?
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Re: gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:40 pm

pbourgoin wrote:Never removed the radio from the shelter. after hooking up the wires to the radio and trying to install the shelter it seems the harness to the radio is between the air box and the radio holding the radio up and not letting the shelter fit properly. Is the harness supposed to be straight up the center of the shelter or routed some other way?


No, it runs off to the left side of the air box:

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Re: gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel

Postby Dusty Boots » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:41 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
pbourgoin wrote:Never removed the radio from the shelter. after hooking up the wires to the radio and trying to install the shelter it seems the harness to the radio is between the air box and the radio holding the radio up and not letting the shelter fit properly. Is the harness supposed to be straight up the center of the shelter or routed some other way?


No, it runs off to the left side of the air box:



This is a zoomed and cropped shot from when I was replacing both hand controls, so the photo isn't very good, but you can see where the radio harness runs up and over the left side of the air breather housing. ....




That is the path of the radio harness

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Re: gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel

Postby CWN » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:32 pm

Here's the correct main harness routing notch.
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Re: gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel

Postby Big Bob » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:51 am

I've had issue's getting it to go back together properly also, and each time it was the wiring harness for the radio not going back to its proper spot. Once I play with it a couple of times it works. Just be patient and it will go back to its proper spot. Just my .02!!

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Re: gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel

Postby sanglasmick » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:58 am

WingAdmin wrote:Did you have the radio out of the shelter? A common step overlooked is the fact that when reinstalling the radio into the shelter, you need to make sure that the mounting bracket next to the connectors hooks over the top of the shelter - it must do so or else the shelter will not fit back onto the motorcycle properly.

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Thank you so much for this photo! I've owned my 96 1500 for just over a year now and the front bridge panel never sat flush. Bugged the hell out of me, but couldn't see the problem. Stripped it specifically twice! PO had fitted the aux input so had the radio out and must have missed this tab when refitting.
Half hour today and it's sorted.

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Re: gl1500 reinstalling the radio panel

Postby Zuko » Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:13 pm

I had the same issue as the OP today, for me the issue was the tabs at the top of the radio shelter panel, where they slot in next to the cubbies. I loosened up the cubby mounting screws and the tabs finally seated fully into their slots, and the shelter is now laying against the faux gas tank panels properly flush.
Hope this helps someone who just wanted to check their dang air filter and spent a whole day cussing in the garage.




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