2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.


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2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby Gun's » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:31 am



I am in the process of replacing the entire left handlebar switch assembly that contains the push to talk C.B. switch and other switches. This assembly contains an assortment of plug and play connections. has anyone done this job? What has to be removed to get the job done? I could use some help here. :(



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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:56 pm

Would a wiring diagram be of any help? I could send you that if it will.
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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby Gun's » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:30 pm

Thank you, I have a diagram. What I need to know is how much of the plastic body has to be removed in order to get the job done.

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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:37 pm

I have the F6B so no CB, as such would not know how much plastic to remove. Sorry I couldn't help more.
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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby Mariner » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:31 pm

Hi Guys,

I have a 2003 GL1800 and am sick and tired of squirting crap in my left hand handlebar switch assembly. IF it works after "cleaning and lubing" it only works for a short time before they start to gum up and stick again.
I found the entire assembly (new) on-line for $120 less than my local dealer and intend to swap the old for the new - the old one lasted 75K miles, if this one does the same I will be pleased.
Like you I have had zero luck finding anyone who has done this so I am simply going to start taking things apart until I get the old one out and then reassemble.
I would be happy to swap info on what I learn.
If anyone has info on how to do this on a 2003 or so, GL1800, (not some other model please), I would be interested in hearing about it as well.

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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby Gun's » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:42 pm

Mariner, I recently had back surgery so its going to be a while for me to get started, but I would appreciate any info you can pass along. I was Navy too!
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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby Old German » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:04 pm

Hello. You have to remove the tank plastic to reach the radio. One of your handlebar control cables is pluges into the radio.
If you need more help let me know and i try to write an instruction or i can call you.

I did it a year ago. Not so hard.

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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby Gun's » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:01 pm

What do you mean by the tank plastic? Could you describe how you went about it? Thanks!

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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby tazmgr » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:55 pm

I have not done this job, but here is a link from Wingconnect on how to remove the Radio (in case you need to remove the tank plastic - basically the top cover of the bike):

http://www.wingconnect.com/Radio_Removal.html

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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby cal3san » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:35 am

Fellow Squid,

Highly recommend you either take digitals or a video of what you do when you take it apart. Might make things easier when you reassemble.
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Re: 2004 GL 1800 push to talk switch assy.

Postby Gun's » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:22 am

Thanks guy's. I will attempt to get it done sometime within the next couple of weeks. I'll let you know how I made out. By the way, I served aboard The USS Des Moines CA 134, USS long Beach CGN9, USS Boston CAG1, and a short time on The USS Johnstone DD821. Gunners Mate.




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