Stock Radio Removal and Dash Display


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Stock Radio Removal and Dash Display

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After upgrading the OEM Radio with an aftermarket BlueTooth Radio, is there a way to modify the wiring for the clock to keep the current time?

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I have no radio installed at all and have a perfect working clock, so i do not understand your question?
Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle

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Check the backup fuse.. Might've lost the "always on" power to the clock.
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Ok thank you it's possible. Do you know where the fuse is? On the radio wiring harness maybe? I'll see if I can locate a wiring diagram

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It's fuse number 13 in the relay box.


This is the fuse that keeps the clock going and the radio station presets in memory of the stereo.
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I checked all the fuses on the left side below the seat they're all good. The clock comes on when I start the bike but each time I shut it off the time needs to be reset. So i'm trying to figure out if possibly a wire in the radio harness or somewhere else came disconnected when I removed the OEM Radio and installed a Marine Radio with Bluetooth

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If your Marine radio has a "clock" capability you'll need to tap/splice into that because I think the LCD needs to know what time to display. I think the LCD isn't really a clock, , it just "displays" a time that is set in the radio display.

I don't know anything about your bluetooth radio so I can't help with any internal wiring.

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I think your problem, as Denver Winger already said, is the #13 fuse in the relay box. That box is next to the fuse box behind the saddle bag. That saddle bag will have to be loosened up enough the move it out so you can get the cover off that relay box. From your description, that fuse is definitely your trouble.

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Unless his Marine radio is a direct "plug-and-play" at the original wiring harness, (which I doubt), he will need to match the wires to the LCD from the old schematics to tap into the Marine radio Schematics.

IIRC, the LCD clock was synchronized to the radio time.

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bellboy40 if you're referring to the fusebox on the left side of the bike behind the side cover just below the seat I pulled every fuse and they're all good. but thanks

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bluthundr31 the clock's time can be adjusted on the dash so not sure if the clock is just an LCD Display. The Radio I installed is a Velex VX-306 (It also is made by Herdio) which I purchased on Amazon and it's not plug and play. I haven't seen any plug and play aftermarket radios for the GL1500. Do you know if there are any? Wiring the wires from the factory harness to the new radio sounds complicated. May have to have my mechanic look at it but thanks.

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IIRC, fuse #13 is actually in the "Relay box" which is on the left side as you describe but farther back than the "Fuse" tree. Its down near the bottom of one of the Relays.

I looked at the Velex, so the wiring won't "plug-and-play" to the existing wiring. I'm not sure if any of the aftermarket radios will match, , , just compare the radio schematics with the bike schematics.

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DenverWinger thank you for posting that pic of the location of the fuse. I have a trike so there are no saddlebags but the trike body blocked the relay box so I had to completely remove it. The fuse you indicated was indeed blown and has been replaced. Hopefully that solves the issue. My internet had been down for over a week so I wasn't able to see these posts until this evening. Thank you again and to everyone else that provided advice

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Well it is good to see a happy ending to the problem. The engineers who designed where to put that fuse box never envisioned anyone having to replace relays or that fuse. 😮

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JPochron wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:30 am
DenverWinger thank you for posting that pic of the location of the fuse. I have a trike so there are no saddlebags but the trike body blocked the relay box so I had to completely remove it. The fuse you indicated was indeed blown and has been replaced. Hopefully that solves the issue. My internet had been down for over a week so I wasn't able to see these posts until this evening. Thank you again and to everyone else that provided advice

Joe
Did the fuse fix your delema?

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newday777 I've got the trike partially apart i'm having some parts being repainted and performing some other work so I haven't been able to ride it to see if it's keeping time without having to reset the clock.

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JPochron wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:05 pm
newday777 I've got the trike partially apart i'm having some parts being repainted and performing some other work so I haven't been able to ride it to see if it's keeping time without having to reset the clock.
Be sure to reply back what you find

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will do. i've been waiting forever for the painter to make time to do the touch up work I want done. seems to be keep putting me off hopefully I can get it in Monday

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Re: Stock Radio Removal and Dash Display

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Finally got the bike back and it seems the fuse in the relay box was indeed the issue. The clock is now keeping the correct time. Sorry it took so long to report back. And thanks to all the replys



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