GL 1500 Instrument panel

Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
Post Reply
Kevin Ball
Posts: 25
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:53 am
Location: Plymouth UK
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500SE

GL 1500 Instrument panel

Post by Kevin Ball »

I have a problem with my bike, a 1999 1500SE, suddenly, the dash lights didn't carry out their start up check, the LCD screen was blank although the radio worked and changed channels, the compressor wouldn't work. My mechanic, after checking the relay, narrowed it down to the printed circuit board in the dash losing it's earth, which in the UK costs £1150 which is over $1500 I purchased another dash from Germany which brought up different dash probkems, the high beam warning light is on when the lights are dipped, the indicator lights are constanty lit plus the dash warning lights and the compressor don't work, but the LCD screen appears to work. The only difference I can see between the two dashboards is that the original has the letter A stamped in red on the back and the replacement has the letter G. Can anyone help and advise whether they are wired differently or do I need to buy another dash for £300 ($402), hope someone can help.

User avatar
Posts: 502
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Location: Stokesdale, NC
Motorcycle: 1990 gl1500 SE

Re: GL 1500 Instrument panel

Post by Swagonmaster »

You said that the compressor won't work, is that the air pump won't work or the dash display won't show? Realize that wiring ground faults are a lot more common than displays that go kaput and they can cause some really unusual symptoms.
Try to learn from the mistakes of others..... you won't live long enough to make them all yourself!
Post Reply