2013 GL1800 Passenger Seat Back plug


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2013 GL1800 Passenger Seat Back plug

Postby Afterburner » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:09 pm



I took the seat off for the first time today on my 2013 Audio Comfort GL1800. Taking off the passenger seat back I noticed an electrical plug not plugged into anything and no noticeable place to plug it in. What is this plug for? Heating?



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Re: 2013 GL1800 Passenger Seat Back plug

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:04 am

Afterburner wrote:I took the seat off for the first time today on my 2013 Audio Comfort GL1800. Taking off the passenger seat back I noticed an electrical plug not plugged into anything and no noticeable place to plug it in. What is this plug for? Heating?


What color is it, and how many connectors does it have?

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Re: 2013 GL1800 Passenger Seat Back plug

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:28 am

If it's coming out of the back rest, then most likely that is the heated back rest connector. The othe end is most likely "lost" in the trunk lid.
If you can't get to it at the hole it comes out of, you will need to remove the lid inner liner to fid it!
If you mean the connector is protuding from the lid, the you'll have to go fishing in the back rest!

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Re: 2013 GL1800 Passenger Seat Back plug

Postby Afterburner » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:59 am

I've attached a pic. Guess I'll go fishing in the trunk. Thanks!

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Re: 2013 GL1800 Passenger Seat Back plug

Postby peppilepew » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:45 pm

The female end of that plug is firmly attached to the harness in the lid. It will be right there for you to plug into. It is the backrest heater. You should not need to remove the inner cover for the lid. Are your heated grips working?

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Re: 2013 GL1800 Passenger Seat Back plug

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:49 am

peppilepew wrote:The female end of that plug is firmly attached to the harness in the lid. It will be right there for you to plug into. It is the backrest heater. You should not need to remove the inner cover for the lid. Are your heated grips working?

While he should not have to remove the trunk inner lid, his comment about not seeing any where to plug it in is why I told him he might have to go fishing in the lid by removing the inner lid!

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Re: 2013 GL1800 Passenger Seat Back plug

Postby Afterburner » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:56 pm

Grips working. Broke into the loom the past three weeks to install some farkle modulating LED lights and learned all about the connectors in the trunk lid. Honda Tech Manual and bottle of scotch helped immensely. Seat back heater working! Thanks!

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