Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.


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Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby rlhill2863 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:06 pm



I have a friend with a 2000 1500 and his starter would not quit running. We had to disconnect the battery to get the relay to drop out. He took it to the dealer and they told him they couldn't replace the relay because it worked fine then. He was told there were two relays for the starting system, in addition they said the relays were $81.00 apiece. He doesn't have a repair manual so I can't tell which relay controls the starter. Does anyone know which relay it is? Thank you in advance for anyone who answers.



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Re: Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby MikeB » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:04 pm

There is "Starter Relay A" and "Starter Relay B", either one can be causing the malfunction but I would bet on Starter relay B since it caries the bulk of the current. It is energized by Starter Relay A and B delivers the starter current.

See the diagram above.
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Re: Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby rlhill2863 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 6:40 pm

Thanks for the info Mike. Do you know if the relays are 10 or 20amps or what the part numbers are? The bike is not close so I can't go look right now.

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Re: Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby MikeB » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:33 pm

I think Relay A and Relay B are items number 12 and 11 in the diagram.

#11 is part number 35850-MT8-000 (Relay B)
#12 is part number 35850-MK3-671 (Relay A)
Item #9 is a fuse - 98200-33000 FUSE, BLADE (30A)
Item #13 is a switch - 35851-MF5-751 SWITCH
Item #14 is a fuse holder - 35855-MG7-751 HOLDER ASSY., FUSE

Edited to identify Relay A and B locations.

Starter Relay A (4-RED) Photo #2
Behind right side cover, forward of battery

Starter Relay B (2-WHT) Photo #25
Behind right side cover, on lower frame rail
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Re: Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby rlhill2863 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:27 pm

Thank you Mike for the information. I'm sure I can handle it from here. This forum is the best.

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Re: Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:17 am

It's normally relay B that sticks and causes the starter to continue running. You can confirm this by pulling the 5 amp inline fuse B. If the starter stops running, then the stuck relay is relay A. If it keeps running, then the stuck relay is relay B.

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Re: Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby rlhill2863 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:56 pm

Thank you very much for the information. It's so nice to ask a question and get answers.

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Re: Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby ct1500 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:47 pm

It is always starter relay A which causes starter to run even with key off. Relay A when closed feeds relay B to close then on to starter, if A is working correctly you can manually close B all day long and there will be no current going to starter because A is open and no current is available to B. Get it? :)

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Re: Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby MikeB » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:03 pm

ct1500 wrote:It is always starter relay A which causes starter to run even with key off. Relay A when closed feeds relay B to close then on to starter, if A is working correctly you can manually close B all day long and there will be no current going to starter because A is open and no current is available to B. Get it? :)

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I stand corrected. I see what you are saying. There is no way for voltage to get to Starter Relay B if Starter Relay A is functioning properly
Starter Relay A MUST be stuck closed to energize AND deliver starting current to the starter through Starter relay B.

Thanks for opening my eyes.
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Re: Starter sticking on a 2000 GL1500.

Postby rlhill2863 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:12 pm

Just wanted to say thank you to all who answered. Went over to friends house today and identified both relays "A" and "B". We ordered the parts and will be
installing them as soon as they arrive. Which will be after the 1st of the year.

Rick




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