Handlebar gauge lights

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Handlebar gauge lights

Post by trikeman II » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:52 am

I have a 2002 GL 1800 Goldwing, does the handlebar switches lightup at night when you ride? I just bought the bike and rode it last night and noticed that the switchs and buttons on the handlebars didn't light up. It made it very difficult to see where all the curse control and turn signals and revers switches was...... H E L P !!!! trikeman ll

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Re: Handlebar gauge lights

Post by Steve F » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:37 am

"curse" control? LOL! That would have to be a pretty LARGE button! But no, they don't light up, but there are kits out there that you can get to change all that, can't remember who makes it.
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Re: Handlebar gauge lights

Post by thrasherg » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:05 pm

I think it was the 2006 and onwards models that have some form of glowing labels/writing for the switchgear, but a 2002 definately does not.. Just push a button and when it's the wrong one, push that curse button and try again.. :D


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Re: Handlebar gauge lights

Post by Mike 545 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:06 pm

Do they light-up on a 2012? Because I am almost ready to sign on the dotted line.

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Re: Handlebar gauge lights

Post by dragon2000 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:00 pm

I think you were you looking for something like this.

http://wingstuff.com/products/2049-hand ... electrical


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Re: Handlebar gauge lights

Post by mbuesing » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:53 pm

They did't light up till the 2004 mod.
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Re: Handlebar gauge lights

Post by Sally » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:34 pm

Dragon 2000 found the kit you need.I have an 02 also they don't light up until you do this Good luck.. Sally :lol:

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Re: Handlebar gauge lights

Post by okstay » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:43 pm

Mike 545 wrote:Do they light-up on a 2012? Because I am almost ready to sign on the dotted line.
I have a 2012 level 1 and they do light up. So did my 05's.

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