1994 GL1500A electrical relays


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1994 GL1500A electrical relays

Postby tcryder » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:58 am



Where are the electrical relays located for the starter and lights? Reading the newsletter it said to have a spare along in case they fail. I need to know where they are located. Thanks tcryder



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Re: 1994 GL1500A electrical relays

Postby aj1500 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:59 am

the fuses and relays are under the left side cover under the seat, I don't know what is what and getting to the relays could be a pain
the fuses are marked in the cover

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Re: 1994 GL1500A electrical relays

Postby wingman12 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:37 am

The fuses are accessible under the large side cover on left side, however the relay cover is blocked from removal be the left saddle bag, you have to loosen the saddle bag to gain access to the relays. Just another engineers idea that the relays never go bad??? :D :D

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Re: 1994 GL1500A electrical relays

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:59 pm

Here is a picture from the Honda Service Manual of the fuse/relay box showing what each are for.
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Re: 1994 GL1500A electrical relays

Postby hugger-4641 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:28 pm

If you remove the cover, mounting bolts, and a couple of the relays, you can pull the fuse box out just enough to access the rest of the relays without loosening the saddle bag. It's not extremely easy, but I've done it several times.

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Re: 1994 GL1500A electrical relays

Postby hugger-4641 » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:37 pm

It is a good idea to carry a spare, I keep a couple with me. These relays are identical, so if you were to get caught out on the road and a critical circuit like fuel pump or lights went bad, you could temporarily swap with the horn or accessory relay to get you down the road.

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Re: 1994 GL1500A electrical relays

Postby tcryder » Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:26 pm

:) Thanks for all the replies. I appreciate it. I am also replacing my timing belts and both adjusters on my new to me 94 GL1500A with Motor Trike conversion. I didn't know when or if they were ever replaced. Waiting for the adjusters.




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