GL1500 clock won't keep time


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GL1500 clock won't keep time

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I have a '96 SE and this season I've noticed the clock will lose time when the ignition is off. Sometimes it will do it after a day, other times it takes being unused for a week to happen. I have checked the aux fuse in the relay box on the left side, and it is fine. Does this mean I have to change out the LCD panel to fix this, or is there something else to check? The Honda manual does not address this problem. Thanks!


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Re: GL1500 clock won't keep time

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Hi
There is a 5 amp fuse in the breaker box not the fuse box, on the 90s wings that control the clock voltage with the ing off. on 88-89 wings it is on the right side just in frt of the rear shock in a small fuse holder with just 2 fuses in it.

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Thanks. I'm finally getting back to this. Breaker box? Not sure to what you are referring, but I will take a look in my service manual and see if I can locate it. Thanks for your info!

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Its on the left side i changed the 5amp fuse my clock works fine now.thanks for info.
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My 96 GL1500 was doing the same thing. I found the 6 pin plug on the back of the radio was the culprit. I took a dental tool and tightened the pins and cleaned them with electrical cleaner. Put it back together and it has been working.
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This didn't help the same problem that I'm currently having, but I did find the fuse block they were referring to.


I checked both fuses, they seem to be fine. I will change them once I find some 5A fuses just in case they are bad.
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The backup fuse is in the relay box, not the fusebox. (Really Honda?) You usually need to loosen or remove the left saddlebag to get the lid off. Many just leave the lid off because of this. The box is far from sealed so it's no biggie to leave the lid off.
You can see the two fuses here.

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I noticed when I had the seat and the back kick panel off, I could access the 2 fuse boxes from the left side(it is tight though). I'm assuming that's what you're referring to. Unless there is another one hidden behind the saddle bag.
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So the "Backup" fuse was indeed blown. Replaced it and it has solved my problem. The clock now keeps time. As an added bonus, my tape deck has been revived and my radio no longer sounds like it's on mute; It's LOUD. Ha ha. Thanks for the help!
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Post by Rambozo »

Glad to hear it. It's nice when it's a simple fix. That fuse seems to cause all kinds of goofiness without shutting things down completely, so it often gets overlooked. It doesn't help that Honda put it in the relay box instead of the fuse box.


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