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flashers

Postby maestro319 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:06 pm



Geez, what a klutz!! While on a ride and making a turn the other day, I accidently "bumped" the flashers button. Now they WON'T turn off!! I guess this would be a case for contact cleaner, right? Meaning I have to make a run to Radio Shack, wherever I can find one now-a-days. So, Is WD40 really a NO NO for this??



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Re: flashers

Postby Mh434 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:11 pm

WD40 will probably work, but it may leave an oily film that could attract even more crud. Plastic-safe contact cleaner (from any auto parts place - my can is also billed as a brake parts cleaner) is probably best - parts are left clean & dry. And yes, it will probably solve your problem...

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Re: flashers

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:54 am

And you're probably better off opening the switch up to spray the contact cleaner inside. It's not the switch knob itself that's hanging up, it's the little tiny latching mechanism parts inside the switch - a really poor design that has persisted since the very first GL1500 (Honda should be ashamed of this). On mine, I ended up having to remove the switches from the inside of the handlebar control and spray the contact cleaner inside them in order to get them to free up.

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Re: flashers

Postby maestro319 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:18 pm

Ok guys. Bought some contact cleaner at Home Depot, got home and sprayed the bejeebers out of the switch while working it. It eventually popped open and now all is well. I also gave a couple of squirts tp most of the other swtches as a preventative measure. Thanks for your input.

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Re: flashers

Postby Mh434 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:41 pm

That was my experience, too. Be prepared to do it again a few times over the coming weeks, though - mine took several tries before the switches stayed free. Thankfully, one can goes a long way...

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Re: flashers

Postby redial » Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:41 pm

And here I was thinking that the subject denoted "Dirty old men" in raincoats" :twisted:


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