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relay covers on a trike

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First off, Merry Christmas to all of you.
My question is how to remove the relay cover beside the fuse box on my 97 goldwing trike. I think I need to change the #3 relay.


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Gib wrote:First off, Merry Christmas to all of you.
My question is how to remove the relay cover beside the fuse box on my 97 goldwing trike. I think I need to change the #3 relay.
Sometimes you can wiggle the thing free without dealing with the left saddlebag. On my bike, I can't do it - I have to loosen off the four bolts holding the left saddlebag in place so that it can be pulled outward enough to get the relay cover free.

It's a terrible design, probably a case of the bodywork engineering team not talking to the electrical design team.
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WingAdmin wrote:
Gib wrote:First off, Merry Christmas to all of you.
My question is how to remove the relay cover beside the fuse box on my 97 goldwing trike. I think I need to change the #3 relay.
Sometimes you can wiggle the thing free without dealing with the left saddlebag. On my bike, I can't do it - I have to loosen off the four bolts holding the left saddlebag in place so that it can be pulled outward enough to get the relay cover free.

It's a terrible design, probably a case of the bodywork engineering team not talking to the electrical design team.
I am pretty sure that with your Trike, it is a real pain to move the body parts out of the way to remove that relay cover. Hopefully, one of those with a GL1500 Trike conversion will pipe up and give you a hint or two. I believe that the question has been asked on this board before but I do not know what the answer was.
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Okay, a little Search rendered this thread on this board.
Check it out: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=31547&p=185080&hili ... er#p185080
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I've got the same problem with goldwing1500/motortrike coupe. I also have spare relays but it don't look like they are something you can change beside the road without cutting the notch out of the body. I hate to do that but it might save a long tow home or to a shop that prob don't want to work on it.
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From the link above: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=31547&p=185080&hili ... er#p193313
Jerryv693 wrote:I have the exact problem that tcryder referred to and had a bad relay for low beam headlights. I called MotorTrike and spoke with a tech there. These were his instructions and I succeeded in replacing my bad relay. You have to remove the upper and lower 10mm bolts that hold the assembly to the frame. From this point you fuss with the unit working it back and down and soon you will have just enough room to remove the cover. Hope this helps anyone else facing this.
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I finally got to the relay box with wife's help while I pulled back she pushed down and twisted it out. Now we just hope we can find the problem.
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I have a 95 SE with a 2012 Motor Trike Phoenix IRS TRIKE KIt. Pull off the Lh side cover below your seat and remove the two bolts (10 mm wrench size) holding the fuse relay panel to bike and you can
" just" wiggle the panel out to access the rear most part of fuse block
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Thank all for your help, but we got it off and just didn't realize how much foreign language we knew. :lol:
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Hi everyone, i have a question you may know. I was replacing my turn signal bulbs with led bulbs on motor trike conversion. When i tested them they didnt work. Thinking that i put them in backwards I turned them around. No lights. So i though maybe i had the wrong bulbs. So i put original back in. Guess what no lights. So... is there a separate fuse for conversion turn signals on a motor trike conversion ?? I had no power at either bulb base?? All other signals still work.
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