Starter wont disengage


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dgoertzen
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Starter wont disengage

Postby dgoertzen » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:33 pm



I have a 2006 1800 that the starter wont disengage, I read about pulling the #12 fuse but that did nothing, I am trying to remove the left side saddle bag to access the starter selenoid and cant find any instructions on how to remove it :? :?



GRAPEAPE94
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Re: Starter wont disengage

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:37 pm

I have had that problem intermittently on my '06. It turned out to be the starter button. I cleaned it and now it works perfectly again.

dgoertzen
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Re: Starter wont disengage

Postby dgoertzen » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:14 pm

Awesome I will try that first before tearing apart the saddle bags to get at the starter relays

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Re: Starter wont disengage

Postby Techdude2000 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:28 pm

If your radio is able to play with normal volume, then it's not the starter button switch. The "A" starter relay has welded it's contacts together and will have to be replaced. Disconnecting the negative battery cable is the only way to stop the starter safely when this happens. Pulling the RVS B FUSE will cause it to burn up the reverse resistor assembly. I would change the "B" starter relay as well since it has the same age, wear and tear on it.

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Re: Starter wont disengage

Postby dgoertzen » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:10 am

Thats exactly what happened, I unplugged the b relay and the issue wewnt away, as per other posts I have read "parts don't fix themsleves" i will order both relays. Where is the best place to order these other than from Honda themsleves. I am in Alberta close to Edmonton

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Re: Starter wont disengage

Postby Techdude2000 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:55 am

dgoertzen wrote:Thats exactly what happened, I unplugged the b relay and the issue wewnt away, as per other posts I have read "parts don't fix themsleves" i will order both relays. Where is the best place to order these other than from Honda themsleves. I am in Alberta close to Edmonton


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Re: Starter wont disengage

Postby thrasherg » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:42 pm

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