Radio and push button light replacement


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LDurocher
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Radio and push button light replacement

Post by LDurocher » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:10 am



hi everyone, i have some push button lights taht don't turn on anymore. Is there a way to replace them and if so witch lights can i use. where did you buy them. Thank's Gl1800A 2001



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Re: Radio and push button light replacement

Post by tamathumper » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:02 am

That's a different bike than in your signature/profile - did you just buy it, and if so, did those lights ever work?

I have a lot of buttons on my 2003 that aren't lit, but they aren't designed to be either AFAIK...
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Re: Radio and push button light replacement

Post by LDurocher » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:59 pm

Bought it this summer
Will check but i am pretty sure they should light up

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Re: Radio and push button light replacement

Post by tamathumper » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:40 pm

AFAIK the only lights are on the headlight adjustment panel (and not all buttons light there either). The GL1800's before 2004 didn't have any handlebar control lights, and the lights under the display and on the radio panel do not light up (probably to reduce reflections).
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Re: Radio and push button light replacement

Post by MikeB » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:27 pm

To replace the lights in the radio head, you need to remove the radio and then take the control panel off of the radio.
The lamps are part number 39111-MCA-671 and can be purchased from CycleMax of Ohio.
Here is the web site listing: https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... /73/105985
I believe that there are 6 bulbs needed.
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Re: Radio and push button light replacement

Post by tamathumper » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:44 am

Just to confirm the radio on my 2003 DOES light up. When I looked at it in daylight even between cupped hands it looked unlit, but in the completely dark garage, it is "gently illuminated".
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Re: Radio and push button light replacement

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:12 am

tamathumper wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:44 am
Just to confirm the radio on my 2003 DOES light up. When I looked at it in daylight even between cupped hands it looked unlit, but in the completely dark garage, it is "gently illuminated".
Yes ... the only control lights on 2001-03s are 6 bulbs for the radio controls and 4 in the left side control panel. From 2004-17 Honda added the right control panel lights (NAVI models), and lit up both hand grip control panels.

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Re: Radio and push button light replacement

Post by tamathumper » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:06 pm

I appreciate you responding to my post...

... because I get to look at your avatar again. :lol:


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