Remove Relay Cover Question


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Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby Mag » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:34 pm



My wing continues to challenge me. While installing fader (which the wires broke, I am so pissed!!) I now have no power for the radio, LCD, CB. Of course, when everything goes out, my thoughts are "FUSE and RELAY". I was able to remove the fuse box cover but am not able to remove the relay cover due to the left saddlebag. Is the only way to remove the relay cover is to remove that left saddlebag? Has anyone ever accessed that relay box before?

Where is it? It is the box that is just to the right of the fuse box on the left side of the bike.

I have to tell you, just when I think I can can get the bike together, it wants to throw a curve. I am learning way too much on this bike, :shock:



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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:38 pm

You don't have to REMOVE the saddlebag, but you do have to loosen it and pull it away. I loosen all four bolts, pull it out a bit, and then maneuver the relay cover off. One of the more stupid engineering decisions on the part of Honda.

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby Mag » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:42 pm

For a guy that has never worked on a bike before, this is a "P.I.T.A", lol. Ok, will loosen the bolts and slide it out. Fingers crossed it is a relay only, that does make sense, right? The bike itself starts, runs, no probs. Just the accessories do not work.

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby robb » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:49 am

I found it took complete removal of the screws and the bag easily pluued out 4-6" and removal was a snap. Found the clips harder to release than getting the bag away. Road debris will build up in this area.

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby Mag » Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:32 am

Yea, why not just take apart the whole damn bike, that seems to be the theme here on this one, lol.

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby robb » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:51 pm

It could be worse, wait till you need to change the air filter.

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby Mag » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:37 pm

YEEHAWWWW! Fuse #10 was the culprit.....after I slid the left saddlebag out so I could get to the relay....JUST IN CASE! Well, now I know how to manipulate the saddlebag!

So, stereo works, front speakers work, LCD works, CB works.....TA DA! Finishing the plastic tomorrow, and order some replacement parts from CycleMax....and a Tshirt that they are making for their location, gotta have a new tshirt!

Thx for the help, if all goes well, bike is rolling on the next dry day, no matter the weather, as long as not icy.

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby liquineer » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:25 am

Thats good to hear, I know where to look if I blow the sytem when I try and reconnect front and rear speakers through the loom.
Are we having fun yet?

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby Mag » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:33 pm

There are actually 3 fuses.....#2, #9, #10. I figured it was the fuse when I had no power to the LCD, Radio AND CB....

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:48 pm

Awesome! Glad to hear it's working. It always feels good when you manage to fix something on your own like that, doesn't it? Give yourself a big pat on the back.

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby Mag » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:59 pm

Thank you and the others for all the help, I am going to post a vid of it, if everything works right.....get ready for it!

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Re: Remove Relay Cover Question

Postby Cantankerous » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:59 am

Mag, I think it must have something to do with the color of our bikes. Mine was having problems with blowing a fuse and losing lights and gauges!




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