1997 GL1500A Clock Iin CPU Display screen


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1997 GL1500A Clock Iin CPU Display screen

Post by CaptKen » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:54 pm



I have an issue with the clock and radio freq display in the display panel of my 1997 GL1500A. All works fine so long as the ignition switch is on and engine is running (and the display clock and tuner freq has been reset). Shut the bike down and all display functions revert back to the power of condition. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: 1997 GL1500A Clock Iin CPU Display screen

Post by kane67 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:22 pm

Have you checked Backup fuse (5A) #13?

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Re: 1997 GL1500A Clock Iin CPU Display screen

Post by CaptKen » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:42 pm

I haven't checked any thing yet.... wanted to get some advice as to where to start. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: 1997 GL1500A Clock Iin CPU Display screen

Post by MikeB » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:50 pm

kane67 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:22 pm
Have you checked Backup fuse (5A) #13?
Start with the Backup fuse. You most likely will be glad you did.
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Re: 1997 GL1500A Clock Iin CPU Display screen

Post by newday777 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:21 am

CaptKen
What you have is moisture in the speedometer cluster connectors and or the speedometer printed circuit board has uncleaned traces. This was a common problem on the 97 in high ambient moisture areas. There were write ups on this on another forum I used to belong to.

I had one I cleaned for a friend with the same problem. Clock wouldn't keep time when key off, same with radio settings.
You have to remove the speedometer and open it up, clean the circuit board behind the LCD with 91% denatured alcohol and q-tips. They didn't get cleaned properly when manufactured.
I also found I had to clean all the connectors to the speedo cluster with electrical contact cleaner, spray each side of the connectors, push together and take apart several times and then respray and repeat process multiple times. All was good after the thorough cleaning.

CaptKen wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:54 pm
I have an issue with the clock and radio freq display in the display panel of my 1997 GL1500A. All works fine so long as the ignition switch is on and engine is running (and the display clock and tuner freq has been reset). Shut the bike down and all display functions revert back to the power of condition. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
CaptKen

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Re: 1997 GL1500A Clock Iin CPU Display screen

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:25 am

newday777 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:21 am
CaptKen
What you have is moisture in the speedometer cluster connectors and or the speedometer printed circuit board has uncleaned traces. This was a common problem on the 97 in high ambient moisture areas. There were write ups on this on another forum I used to belong to.

I had one I cleaned for a friend with the same problem. Clock wouldn't keep time when key off, same with radio settings.
You have to remove the speedometer and open it up, clean the circuit board behind the LCD with 91% denatured alcohol and q-tips. They didn't get cleaned properly when manufactured.
I also found I had to clean all the connectors to the speedo cluster with electrical contact cleaner, spray each side of the connectors, push together and take apart several times and then respray and repeat process multiple times. All was good after the thorough cleaning.

CaptKen wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:54 pm
I have an issue with the clock and radio freq display in the display panel of my 1997 GL1500A. All works fine so long as the ignition switch is on and engine is running (and the display clock and tuner freq has been reset). Shut the bike down and all display functions revert back to the power of condition. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
CaptKen
You're describing the known problem where the clock keeps poor time (usually runs fast), which is commonly caused by the moisture issue you describe.

However, that's not what he says his problem is - he says when he turns the ignition off, all his radio frequencies reset, and his clock goes back to 12:00. This is caused by a blown back-up fuse, as already described in this thread.



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