2009 GL1800 Mirror/Signal Removal


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2009 GL1800 Mirror/Signal Removal

Postby ron.p065 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:11 am



I've ordered a new OEM Mirror/Signal Housing for my Goldwing. Need some guidance on removing that item from cowling. ;)



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Re: 2009 GL1800 Mirror/Signal Removal

Postby Keyboard » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:05 am

I'm doing this from memory, so please bare with me:

1st, push on the mirror until it folds out. The mirrors are designed to fold in and out like those on a car. However, you have to push on them harder than a car to get them to fold. Peel back the rubber boot and the connectors and bolts holding the mirror on should be exposed.

2nd, stuff a rag down all the exposed cavities where screws and bolts could fall.

3rd, unplug the connectors, then remove the screws/bolts attaching the mirror.

4th, with the mirror now off, disassemble the housing using the proper size torx bit.

5th, reassemble in reverse order.

Hope this helps.
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ron.p065
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Re: 2009 GL1800 Mirror/Signal Removal

Postby ron.p065 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:49 pm

Outstanding! I suspected the rubber was covering access the bolts/screws holding the mirror assembly. Didn't want to disturb anything until was certain I was on the right track. Thanks for the excellent information.

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Re: 2009 GL1800 Mirror/Signal Removal

Postby ron.p065 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:16 pm

Your information worked perfect. After tipping the mirror assembly back as you had indicated, I was able to lift the rubber and expose the screws. Putting a rag below the screws was also an excellent tip. Took less then 30 minutes to remove, repair and reassemble. Looks like new again. Thanks for the excellent help.

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Re: 2009 GL1800 Mirror/Signal Removal

Postby Keyboard » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:41 pm

Ah, success ... I finally gave good advice. I'm glad I was able to help :P.


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