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1500 Light Bulbs

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:07 pm



With all the talk about upgrading to LED's I'm thinkin' I should dig deeper into it.

Does anyone have a list of the various bulbs used on the 1500? I looked in my Clymer manual but didn't find anything. Maybe the Owners Manual?


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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:30 pm

20 lookin' peepers and no replies!!??

Looking for bulb numbers. Is tail/brake 1157? etc.

Had surgery and arm is in cast. Hard to use tools so thought I would at least acquire the parts.
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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:24 pm

Dont know about 1500 but they should be listed in the owners manual. They are listed in my manuals for my 84 & 85 aspys good luck Hal
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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby cbx4evr » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:33 pm

List in both the manual and Clymer only indicates bulb wattage. Didn't see any reference to familiar bulb nomenclature.
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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:44 pm

Guess we will have to see if anybody has a listing for them Im sure WingAdmin will know or one of the other guys Hal
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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby auditray2007 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:34 pm

I have ledded all my 1500. If you can give me a few days I will put the list together for you. Busy at the mo but I will do it over the weekend.

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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:59 pm

Incredibly, the bulb types are not listed in the 1500 owners manual, service manual, or parts manual (for some).

The headlight is listed as "Bulb (12V 45/45W)".

Front running/turn signals are listed as "Bulb (12V23/8W)" but appears to be a standard bayonet-base 1157.

The two small eyebrow lights on the front are 3.4 watt wedge-base 158 bulbs.

There's a large mix of bulbs in the dash, of 158's, T7 and T10, some in blue.

Bulbs illuminating the handlebar controls are T3's.

The bulbs illuminating the rear lens are 168's. The side marker lights are 1156's and the brake lights are 1157's. There are two 3 watt wedge bulbs illuminating the "Goldwing" logo, but I can't find a common bulb number for them - the Honda part number is 34908-MB0-003.

Those are what I can find on the parts fiche.

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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby tandem54 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:42 am

I haven't done mine yet but I have this from another Goldwing site.

Position Light, 2x3.4w 6.8w
Turn Signal/Pos, 2x8.0w 16.0w
Meter Illumination, 4x3.4w 13.6w
LCD Illumination, 2x3.0w 6.0w Indicator Lights 5x3.4w 17.0w
Indicator Lights, 4x1.7w 6.8w

Use 194 for most of the 3.4w bulbs, 168 for the position and low fuel

24 (high output) or 74, 73 (low output) for indicator lights

the 1156 - 1157 leds will have to be right angle or they will not be visible.

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Bulb count is 17 total on 1500. I used #168's, #194's and #24's. All purchased at AutoZone and local parts store. #168's are brighter than #194's, and #24's are brighter that #74's.

Qty 4 - #194 (instrument lights)
Qty 3 - #194 (Cruise On/Cruise Set/OD)
Qty 4 - #194 (Hi Beam/Neutral/Reverse/Side Stand)
Qty 2 - #168 (Low Fuel Warning/Low Oil Pressure)
Qty 2 - #24 (left turn signal/right turn signal)
Qty 1 - #24 (LCD Display (top portion)
Qty 1 - Either #24 or #194 (Temp/Fuel guages)

One caveat - the bulb for the temp/fuel gauges/lower LCD display area, is buried inside the instrument cluster assembly. Disassembly required to get to this bulb. All others easily accessible with dash off. On the temp/fuel bulb, I didn't record if it was a #24 or #194 I put in..but it's one of those, most likely a #24
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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby 02jmpr » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:26 am

I hate to beat a dead horse, but I'm still confused. Rudy kindly lists all the bulbs he suggests for each light. The part that's beating me is that the #24 bulbs are subminiature bulbs and the #194 are just miniature so their sockets should not be interchangeable. My 1996 SE manual states 1.7w bulbs ( which are either 74s or 24s) for some indicator lamps but Rudy is suggesting all 194s or 168s for those? What am I missing ? Thanks everyone for your time and knowledge!

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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:49 pm

02jmpr wrote:I hate to beat a dead horse, but I'm still confused. Rudy kindly lists all the bulbs he suggests for each light. The part that's beating me is that the #24 bulbs are subminiature bulbs and the #194 are just miniature so their sockets should not be interchangeable. My 1996 SE manual states 1.7w bulbs ( which are either 74s or 24s) for some indicator lamps but Rudy is suggesting all 194s or 168s for those? What am I missing ? Thanks everyone for your time and knowledge!


194 and 168 are the same physical socket size, but the 168 is brighter.

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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby 02jmpr » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:07 pm

Thanks for the reply and I apologize for bringing up an old thread.

I understand the 194/168 are the same size. Also the 74/24 are same size just difference brightness or draw correct?

My question (which wasn't worded well) is; how are you installing either 194 or 168's in the socket for the 74/24 for the bulbs like the cruise on/set and OD etc? These factory bulbs are listed as 1.7w wedge bulbs but they are sub-mini bases, not mini bases like the 194/168's. Also, are there any problem regarding heat when using the brighter 168 or 24 bulbs?

Thanks again!!!!

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Re: 1500 Light Bulbs

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:12 pm

02jmpr wrote:Thanks for the reply and I apologize for bringing up an old thread.

I understand the 194/168 are the same size. Also the 74/24 are same size just difference brightness or draw correct?

My question (which wasn't worded well) is; how are you installing either 194 or 168's in the socket for the 74/24 for the bulbs like the cruise on/set and OD etc? These factory bulbs are listed as 1.7w wedge bulbs but they are sub-mini bases, not mini bases like the 194/168's. Also, are there any problem regarding heat when using the brighter 168 or 24 bulbs?

Thanks again!!!!


All the bulbs across the bottom of the dash, including Cruise, OD, etc. are of the same exact size. Have a look at How to replace your dash lights with LEDs and you'll see pictures.

As for heat, I simply replaced them with LEDs, that way there is no heat and they won't burn out again.




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