Replacing relay #3


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Replacing relay #3

Postby sczinege » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:52 am



Hey guys. Do you have to loosen or remove the left storage compartment to get into the relay panel to change relays ? Am I not seeing an easier way?


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Re: Replacing relay #3

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:13 am

You got it.no easy way.I think I just removed the 4 or so bolts in the saddle bag compartment to get a little more wiggle room.
Removing the whole thing is tedious.

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Re: Replacing relay #3

Postby wingpilot08 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:54 pm

To do it properly..remove the lower trunk panel, this allows the left saddlebag to be removed easily. The remove the 4 bolts from the saddlebag and back it off....
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Re: Replacing relay #3

Postby sczinege » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:31 pm

Thanks. I was sort of expecting a no easy way out answer. I will tackle that later today or tomorrow when I should be getting my new relay
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Re: Replacing relay #3

Postby wingpilot08 » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:45 pm

HOWEVER...it is possible to remove Relay #3 with removing the saddlebag at all...it's just a bit harder to grasp the relay!
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Re: Replacing relay #3

Postby sczinege » Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:34 pm

Can't even get the cover off the relax box.
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Re: Replacing relay #3

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:39 pm

I was able to get it off once without loosening the saddlebag through lots of wiggling and pulling - but I couldn't get it back on.

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Re: Replacing relay #3

Postby sczinege » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:49 pm

Thanks ,tomorrow I'm going to bite the bullet & take my time & remove or loosen the side saddle bag. Good news is that when I turned the key on today, it displayed exactly the problem I wanted to fix.So tomorrow I will give relay #3 a good rap & see if it comes to life. Hope that is it because I already ordered a new overpriced one from the dealer.
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Re: Replacing relay #3

Postby sczinege » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:44 am

sczinege wrote:Thanks ,tomorrow I'm going to bite the bullet & take my time & remove or loosen the side saddle bag. Good news is that when I turned the key on today, it displayed exactly the problem I wanted to fix.So tomorrow I will give relay #3 a good rap & see if it comes to life. Hope that is it because I already ordered a new overpriced one from the dealer.


I posted all my observations under - electrical problems 97 GL 1500. Ended up I had time so I removed the seat and the saddle bag.


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