Information and questions on GL1800 Goldwings (2001-Present)
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Hello I have a 2006 goldwing with non heated seats and hand grips...I was able to win a bid on ebay for a Mustang heated seat that I would like to install...I was told that Honda had already installed the wiring on the 2006 and up on the bike..how true is that if so is their a kit I need to buy to install this ....I see they have heated hand grip kits...Can someone let me know!
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Hello: cant help you with the seat, (my 07 has one equipped) but I did change the grips. Google OEM compatible grips for your bike and there will be a set with plugs that fit the sockets. Cost me about $ 160.00 and an hour to install. They work well. NOTE: the systems are linked (seats and grips) and it would seem heat will only work if all four parts -front and rear seat, left and right grip - are working. The grips are the most sensitive part of the set and the left one most liable to fail. As per former blogs I believe its connected to holding the grip when putting the bike on the centre stand , your hand tends to twist a bit and the filaments can break in the grip. Once this contact is lost it seems that all the heated accessories are kaput. Good luck, living in Ontario the grips and seats with my heated jacket and chaps give me at least a month on each end of the season.
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This document was given to me by one of the Honda dealers when I asked questions regarding the rear seat heater appearing to not work when riding with my wife. I still think its not right but this was their response. This is just for your information which may be off assistance when you do your heated upgrade. Apparently it was all Secret Squirrel stuff and customers were not supposed to get a copy. Go figure that one out???
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You can also get an aftermarket switch that will allow you to use your heated seats. Go onto Mustang's web site, and they likely have a setup you can use.
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themainviking wrote:You can also get an aftermarket switch that will allow you to use your heated seats. Go onto Mustang's web site, and they likely have a setup you can use.
I had to install one on my 2001 when I put a new heated Corbin seat on mine. No big deal just a pigtail that is connected right into the acc position of the fuse box. Corbin supplied it with the seat, and like themainviking said above I'm sure mustang has a similar pigtail available for theirs. Good luck, and enjoy your new seat.
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