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1993 Honda Goldwing SE Electrical Problem

The other day I started the bike, and several things are not working. The LCD that shows the radio station and digital clock is blank. The turn signals will turn on, but will not auto cancel. I can't change the air pressure of the rear shock. The cruise control light goes on, but the cruise will not set and the cruise set light will not go on. When i first start the bike the cruise and low fuel lights should briefly come on and go out, but they don't. All of these issues happened at once.

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  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    makes number three relay heat op and fail


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The problem sounds like the ECM has a bad connection or is going bad.

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  • nickyjohn1 Apr 06, 2014

    Where is the ECM located ?

  • jerry swaggerty
    jerry swaggerty Apr 12, 2014

    the OD light should still light up in 5th gear even if the ECM is unpluged


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I also have a 1500 SE 1995, I was losing my digital display after the bike would start. I was told to change my battery for a genuine bike battery, I was using a walmart energizer unit, moved up to a Yuasa and voila solved at least a few problems.

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