Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800


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Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800

Postby Rambo1207 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:42 pm



Has anyone experienced an actually broken switch for their hazard lights? My lights will function if I hold the switch in the depressed position but it will not stay depressed. Cleaning the switch with electrical contact cleaner has not helped it any, and my dealer's mechanic states that the detent spring inside is broken and the entire switch assembly would have to be replaced (for about $250).

Some folks say they never use their hazard lights and therefore don't repair or replace this switch when they have a problem, but I think it sure would be a valuable way to communicate to others riders and drivers on the road that I have a problem.

Thanks in advance for your comments.



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Re: Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:48 pm

There could be a number of things inside it that are broken - but if you have cleaned it out well, chances are that there IS a piece broken inside the switch itself. Honda doesn't sell it separately, so you may be down to either replacing the whole thing, or finding a used one online.

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Re: Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800

Postby bayoudave » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:03 pm

I found a company that is looking for a replacement switch. If they can't find one then I am going to disconnect the switch and connect to a toggle switch and put it inside the left glove box (a $5 fix), better than replacing the whole thing at $250+.
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Re: Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800

Postby themainviking » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:41 am

bayoudave wrote:(a $5 fix), better than replacing the whole thing at $250+.


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Re: Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800

Postby Ghostman » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:01 am

Heres an option that might be worth looking at.

http://www.rattlebars.com/chetswing/anytime4ways.html

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Re: Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800

Postby usomichael » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:35 pm

hey I have a 2001 GL1800 and my hazard switch quick working as it wouldn't stay pressed. tried this and put a new toggle switch in and it works like a champ. only cost about $10. also redid my fog light switch to match. looks great


Ghostman wrote:Heres an option that might be worth looking at.

http://www.rattlebars.com/chetswing/anytime4ways.html

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Re: Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800

Postby Steve F » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:48 pm

Chances are, it just neds to be taken apart and cleaned. Click the link below and see how it's done in about 20 minutes or so.
The link is actually for the "reverse" switch, but the process works the same for the hazard switch:
http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/reverseswitch
Just remember when taking it apart to do so while the switch is enclosed in a plastic bag so you don't loose the spring and the contacts.
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Re: Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800

Postby jimbopper61 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:16 pm

I had done a search for the assembly that the hazard switch is in and bought it for about $145 shipped. It is an OEM part# using Honda #'s. My toggle switch was bad also that controlled the rear shock, so I needed the assembly. Otherwise, I had considered the switch placement elsewhere on bike because of the $$$.

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Re: Hazard Light Switch Broken on '04 GL1800

Postby shburner » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:45 am

I have a 2004 and when my hazard broke i went to radio shack and bought a lighted flip switch and a relay for $10, fits in same spot as old switch works and looks great




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