Dash Removal


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tj5iveo
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Dash Removal

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Just got a new 2016 GL1800. Had an '06. While its cold, Im trying to add things to the '16 that I had on my '06. So since I cant add the electrical connection volt meter to my new bike, it has the audio/comfort package, I have found a LED volt meter and saw a photo that revealed it mounted behind the speaker grill on the clutch side. I am looking for any assistance in removing the dash cluster. Saw one video but didn't seem to be totally helpful. Any ideas??? And "go without the volt meter" may not be an option!!! LOL
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Tom



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M61A1MECH
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Re: Dash Removal

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Try googling 2012 Goldwing air filter replacement videos or instructions, the dash is the first thing you need to remove in the process to remove the air filter, all wings from 2012 to 2017 are essentially the same, the air bag ones get a bit more involved from what I understand.
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Re: Dash Removal

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the speaker grill is one piece and will pop off from its grommet pins. start low at the key hole and pull upand then one by one release the grill. you'll need to disconnect the tweeter wires and the large connector for the display in the housing. very easy.
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Mountain rider
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Does your bike have the power port in the left cubby? If so, pull the speaker grill and pull the left cubby. attach your little meter to the grill, drop the wires down through the fairing, you should be able to grab and pull them through to the glove box location, and splice them to the wires for the power port/ cigarette lighter. Reinstall the cubby (glove box), and install the speaker grill. That power port only operates when the key is on, so your meter won't run unless the bike is on. The meters used behind the grill are really inexpensive, like $5 +/-, come in blue, green, or red, and last for a good long time. So, no need to remove the dash.
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cihilb
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Re: Dash Removal

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Mountain rider wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:19 pm
Does your bike have the power port in the left cubby? If so, pull the speaker grill and pull the left cubby. attach your little meter to the grill, drop the wires down through the fairing, you should be able to grab and pull them through to the glove box location, and splice them to the wires for the power port/ cigarette lighter. Reinstall the cubby (glove box), and install the speaker grill. That power port only operates when the key is on, so your meter won't run unless the bike is on. The meters used behind the grill are really inexpensive, like $5 +/-, come in blue, green, or red, and last for a good long time. So, no need to remove the dash.
On the 2006 and up, the speaker grill is not easily removable like the older models. You have to pull the entire meter panel.

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Re: Dash Removal

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Yeah, I did a bit more research and we did a few PM's back and forth. I think we got it figured out.


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