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Old 12-30-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default GL 1200 radio replacement

Hey folks, I just bought myself an 86 Aspencade and the radio is in a poor state of health. While it still works, the LCD display is dead. So I was straight onto Ebay to find a replacement. I spotted one which looked identical and got the succesful bid. A little too late, I then found out mine is a different model number. The one I bought is the RM-1100 PANASONIC. Then I noticed on the back of mine, it's the RM-1300A.
Anyone know what the difference is between these 2 models?
They look identical.
Will this one be fine or have I bought a lemon?

Cheers in advance for any help.
Antony

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Old 12-30-2010, 12:56 PM   #2
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According to http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/descrgl1200.htm
the GL 1200 had a type II on the 1982 and a type III 1984 and up.
As long as the plugs are the same, it should work.
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Is the display on yours actually dead? I had one I assumed was dead but the plastic over it was sun baked. I rubbed a little WD-40 over it and was able to read it.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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Is the display on yours actually dead? I had one I assumed was dead but the plastic over it was sun baked. I rubbed a little WD-40 over it and was able to read it.
Yes, the plastic screen is in good confition, but the liquid chrystal has leaked out behind it at there is a big nasty black splotch where the station should be displayed.
Subsequently, the radio is also missing one of the preset station buttons, so that also makes it look crappy/
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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I know the RM1200 and the RM1300 seem to be the same, I'm just not sure about the RM1100.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:41 PM   #6
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Just a note you can get in contact with sierra mc site they do great job with GW radios and from what I here very good price. Hal
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Old 01-02-2011, 12:55 PM   #7
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The RM1100 was OEM for the 84 Asp. and had several internal ground problems. The biggest problem was the tape deck plunger that pulled the head in. the current draw is excessive for the circuit and will actually burn holes in the board. The RM 1300 was for the late 86 and 87 Asp. & had a different tape deck and main board among other improvements.
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The RM1100 was OEM for the 84 Asp. and had several internal ground problems. The biggest problem was the tape deck plunger that pulled the head in. the current draw is excessive for the circuit and will actually burn holes in the board. The RM 1300 was for the late 86 and 87 Asp. & had a different tape deck and main board among other improvements.
That sounds like a bit of a disaster. I'll probably not use the tape deck anyway. If the connectors on the back plug are not compatible, then I may look at putting the clean tidy face and LCD from the 1100 onto the 1300A body.

A face transplant!

Having sad that, I don't even know if the tape deck on the 1300A goes. I've not tested it.
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All of the 84 thru 87 radios are interchangeable as far as the wiring and cage are the same just the internals of the stereos are different.
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So the auto volume and everything else will still function the same?
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