Radio and clock malfunction


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Rocketfj45
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Radio and clock malfunction

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Hi there,

I’ve got a 91 GL1500, running the stock cassette radio. I’ve added a small amp, updated to Polk speakers and connect my iPhone to the unit via a wired cassette adapter thingy, resulting in simple to use, reasonable quality music. Until recently. Now the radio and cassette produce no noise and at the same time, the LCD clock doesn’t keep time, reverting back to 1 o’clock each time I turn the bike on and off. I can do most things but admit fault finding electrics is not my forte.

Anyone got any obvious places I should be looking?


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Re: Radio and clock malfunction

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Yes, check your backup fuse.

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Rocketfj45
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Re: Radio and clock malfunction

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Thanks, I’ll check when I’m back home in a few days👍
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Re: Radio and clock malfunction

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FYI: that's the only thing that fuse does; provide "keep alive" power for the items like the clock that need to never completely go to sleep when the key is turned off.
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Rocketfj45
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Re: Radio and clock malfunction

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Found the blown fuse👍 Mine was not in the place depicted in your diagram, but in with all the other blade fuses, near the bottom, but easy to find. Clock now alive again, thanks.


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