Saddle bag indicator on dash


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Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby Dpkal » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:36 pm



I have a 2001 gl1800 and am on the road... I know I have the saddle bag closed but the indicator won't go off and it's driving me nuts!! I have slammed it shut several times and it won't go out. Anyone out there know any quick fix to this??



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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby jinx » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:11 am

Do you know which latch is causing the problem ? You could try manually manipulating each latch to find the bad one if it is a latch. It only take four screws to drop the latch covers and unplug the switches in the saddle bags.
It could also be a grounded wire.

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby Dpkal » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:44 am

jinx wrote:Do you know which latch is causing the problem ? You could try manually manipulating each latch to find the bad one if it is a latch. It only take four screws to drop the latch covers and unplug the switches in the saddle bags.
It could also be a grounded wire.


I have not played with it yet but it sounds like the sensor is tyed into the latch?? I may look at that today really fast

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:04 am

I DPKAL

Checks two U on the cover of the top case if it is set correctly

I've had this problem`.

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby Dpkal » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:26 am

FlyBoy2121 wrote:I DPKAL

Checks two U on the cover of the top case if it is set correctly

I've had this problem`.

FlyBoy2121

I think you are saying check the locking "u" on the door for proper alignment??

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:03 pm

Excuse my English

(Yes) looks fit, and vices if they tighten, I had a U loosen on the cover of my top box, and on side case.

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:29 pm

I DPKAL

I found a picture

Conducted an audit of all the U lock, one the top case and the side box


FlyBoy2121 :mrgreen:

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby Dpkal » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:53 pm

Flyboy your English is good. I wanted to make sure I was looking at the same thing you were talking about.

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:28 pm

I had a U on my top box that was loose.

check all the screws if they are tight.

Tink you ! next time.

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby firey1 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:35 pm

Mine was the same
i ended up unpluging the connector to stop the indication coming up

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby Dpkal » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:39 pm

firey1 wrote:Mine was the same
i ended up unpluging the connector to stop the indication coming up

I haven't had a chance to really look hard at it but I was wondering if I in plugged it it would the annoying warning light would go away

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby firey1 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:43 am

there is a small connector plug on top of the inside of the saddle bag just unplug it and warning stops mine is due to a bent plate the sensor sits on and couldnt get it perfect again so this was the easiest fix for me

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Re: Saddle bag indicator on dash

Postby huggiebear » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:42 pm

I had this problem with my previous GW. The problem is the limit switch not being open or closed ,when the lid it's closed . What I did : removed the 2 screws inside the saddle bag that holds the latching mechanism and sprayed the switch with WD40 I had o do this the second time but after that never had problem
I believe the input to the bike PLC it's wired normally open on the limit switch.




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