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85 GL1200 radio removal problem
I'm trying to work on my instrument panel and cant get the key to turn in the clock key slot to release the Panasonic RM1100 stereo unit from the slide mount on my 85 GL1200 Interstate. Any ideas on what to do?

As a side note, the radio sits in the slot sort of like it's low in the area where it mates with the clock, meaning they don't look perfectly straight in line with each other (The radio and the clock). They key is the only one I have and it works perfectly in the ignition, the bags, the tank lid, and the helmet locks, but I'm not the origional owner so there's that.

I've tried wiggling the radio while wiggling and turning the key, but have had no success. I will say that the radio unit doesn't look like it is being held in place on the side that the key goes in, it moves further outward of the bike than the non-key side, if you know what I mean. Maybe the previous owner swapped out the clock-lock not thinking it would ever need to be worked on later (At least not by him!!) but here I wait for some ray of sunshine in an otherwise rotten situation.
#1 05-24-2008, 02:56 PM,
You might take it to a locksmith and see if he can get something to turn it with, I have never come across the problem before.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#2 05-24-2008, 04:21 PM,
That wasn't the answer I was looking for, LOL, but it may come down to that. Thanks!
#3 05-24-2008, 04:25 PM,
On my 85 interstate, the ignition key is different from the clock key. Sorry bout that.

#4 06-24-2008, 07:20 PM,

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