1994 GL1500A Trunk Running lights


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1994 GL1500A Trunk Running lights

Postby Nobby1 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:48 pm



How in the heck do you get access to the trunk running lights, the ones between the brake lights? I have the trunk nearly disassembled & still haven't figured it out! These are #14 on the trunk light schematic from mrcycles.com



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Re: 1994 GL1500A Trunk Running lights

Postby Bamaeagle » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:44 pm

I think you just have to twist and pull gently on those to get them out.
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Re: 1994 GL1500A Trunk Running lights

Postby italian83080 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:11 am

On the bottom of the trunk there are 4 philips head screws inline from left ro right, remove those, then carefully remove the bottom trunk pan and carefully pull down the back and then sides of the pan as they do lock into the side reflectors/lights on the bottom and will brake if not removed properly. Next when you look up underneath the bottom of the trunk at the OEM trunk lights where the bulbs are you will see the wires where the bulbs are that you are trying to replace, pull the rubber socket out. I dont remember what size the bulb is. Good luck and update when you have completed your task. Ride safe out there

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Re: 1994 GL1500A Trunk Running lights

Postby Nobby1 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:06 pm

OK, I have the pan out and can see the wires to the bulbs. The next step requires pulling the rubber sockets. My problem - fat fingers. Tried to pull these out with a needle nose but there is not enough clearance between the back of the socket and the bottom of the trunk pan because of the wires coming out the back of the light. Appears the easiest solution is to loosen the light assembly from the fixture it's attached to. Any ideas? I see no screws to loosen this assembly.

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Re: 1994 GL1500A Trunk Running lights

Postby tmilam » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:48 pm

Nobby1 wrote:OK, I have the pan out and can see the wires to the bulbs. The next step requires pulling the rubber sockets. My problem - fat fingers. Tried to pull these out with a needle nose but there is not enough clearance between the back of the socket and the bottom of the trunk pan because of the wires coming out the back of the light. Appears the easiest solution is to loosen the light assembly from the fixture it's attached to. Any ideas? I see no screws to loosen this assembly.


Yep,. Now comes the fun part. You will need to remove the latch assembly for the trunk lid so you can get access to the screws holding the light assembly to the trunk. When you put it all back together, ensure you reassemble the latch assembly correct or you will not be able to open the trunk after you close it. There is a small lever that goes across the top of the latch release bar.

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Re: 1994 GL1500A Trunk Running lights

Postby wingpilot08 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:24 am

If you go thru all that to change the lights..change them to LED's...


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