Hazard light switch problems


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Hugh
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Motorcycle: 2003 GL1800

Hazard light switch problems

Postby Hugh » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:04 pm



I am needing some assistance with the hazard light (4 way flasher) switch on my 2003 GL1800. I have sprayed it with electronic cleaner, WD-40 and synthetic cleaner and it won't turn off. It starts ok, but last time I used it, I had to press it about 263 times before it would turn off. I have contacted 2 dealers with the problem but their parts dept haven't called back. Thanks for any assistance. Hugh



Red Ron
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Re: Hazard light switch problems

Postby Red Ron » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:47 am

Very common problem. I have it from time to time on my '08. Usually saturating it with silicone spray takes care of it. I have found that pressing toward the bottom right of the button works better.

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mbuesing
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Re: Hazard light switch problems

Postby mbuesing » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:19 am

The lube inside starts to harden.
Remove the switch, clean out the old gunk and reassemble with spray Lithium.

(IMPORTANT NOTE: When removing the cover from the switch, do it in a clear plastic bag. The small spring WILL go flying.) :evil:
The GL1800 is a crotch rocket on Steroids.

Techdude2000
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Re: Hazard light switch problems

Postby Techdude2000 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:41 pm

Check out this fix, it's permanent. http://www.rattlebars.com/chetswing/anytime4ways.html




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