08 wiring diagram


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08 wiring diagram

Postby papasmcr » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:12 am



Hello, I am new to the forum and have an 08 GL1800. I am having trouble with the reverse system and Iam suspecting the reverse regulator. I have a manual that covers 01 to 05 but the wiring seems to be a bit different. Does anyone have the diagram for the reverse regulator for an 06 to 10 model so I can check mine?

The problem I am having is that first of all, I get no neutral light at all. No power is to be found at the reverse relay coil. If I jumper out the contacts on the reverse relay and turn the bike on with the reverse switch in the on position, it goes into reverse, and I can run in reverse. If I turn the reverse off, the light starts blinking slow blink. Then if I turn the key off and back on with the reverse switch off, the actuator dis-engages reverse gear and the reverse light starts slow blinking. Everything that seems to not be working is somehow connected to that reverse regulator (diode block).

Any help with the diagram would be greatly appreciated.



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Re: 08 wiring diagram

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:12 pm

The diagram is quite huge - and it will likely scale down here quite small, hopefully you can still make it out enough to make some use of it. Click on it to see the enlarged version:

2008 GL1800 Reverse Diagram
2008 GL1800 Reverse Diagram

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Re: 08 wiring diagram

Postby papasmcr » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:05 am

I did find the problem. The micro-switch inside the Reverse Shift Actuator is bad and stuck in the "reverse" state. I am going to try replacing the switch and see what happens. If it works, it's a $2 fix. The actuator is over $120.
Wish me luck!

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Re: 08 wiring diagram

Postby themainviking » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:21 am

I, for one, wish you luck, and if it works would like a detailed "how to" here so I can save it into my "in case this happens to me" file.

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Re: 08 wiring diagram

Postby papasmcr » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:21 am

I tried to post a pic of the switch, but for some reason it said file was invalid. Maybe I don't have enough posts yet or something. When I receive the switch I will try to post pics of the procedure.

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Re: 08 wiring diagram

Postby papasmcr » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:12 pm

Here's a pic of the switch. Hard to believe this will stop the entire bike from starting.

I found switches on Ebay, qty of 10 switches for under $3 although they are roller switches, it looks like it should work.

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Re: 08 wiring diagram

Postby papasmcr » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:14 am

As it turns out those switches didn't work.. after hours of searching online I gave up and just bought a new part from PowersportsPlus.com. It came to about $136.00 with shipping. Put it in yesterday and got the bike back together (with a new air filter) and everything worked like it should. Sorry guys, I tried. I suppose I could have rigged a switch in there but didn't want to take a chance on it failing because it came loose or something. Maybe that switch is available somewhere and if someone has a non-working actuator, they could take that switch out and find a source.

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Re: 08 wiring diagram

Postby Marcos Liron » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:10 am

I thank Papppasmcr for the tip, I could get in trouble after a day of work to disassemble the bike and another to back it.
In the video I show how I fixed the microswitch, made ​​a small hole with a paper clip heated and applied contact cleaner, then closed the hole with glue.
I've had the same problem with the microswitch the rear brake light and resolved the same way.
Sorry my poor english, but here in Brazil we speak Portuguese.
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Re: 08 wiring diagram

Postby papasmcr » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:19 am

The problem I had with the switch was that the contact inside the switch was burned up and I needed to find a replacement switch but was unsuccessful in finding one.




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