Key Grommet


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Coloradians
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Key Grommet

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I am replacing the key grommet on my 2000 GL1500. Not a clue how to get the old one off and the new one on. Probably simple as hell, just missing something! Ha ha. Thanks in advance. Mark


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Re: Key Grommet

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Are you talking about the combination switch cover grommet 83161-MAM-A60ZE?
If so, you pop off the whole panel from the bottom then rotate the grommet to line the legs up with the slots, much like a bayonet lightbulb.
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It is the switc cover grommet. Replacing with a chrome version. I was hoping I would not have to remove the panel but hey, that's life. Thank you!
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In theory you don't, but without X-Ray vision it's hard to tell if you have it lined up right. The panel just pops off, so it's a lot easier with it removed. The hole for the grommet is oversized so it can slide around and fit over the switch even if the switch is not perfectly centered in the hole.
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GOT IT! Thank you for your help. I didn't realize that the panel just popped off. Definite newbey with the GL1500.
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Coloradians wrote: Tue Jul 11, 2023 8:51 am GOT IT! Thank you for your help. I didn't realize that the panel just popped off. Definite newbey with the GL1500.
We all were at some point. Doing it is how you learn.
Wait till you take all the plastics off for the first time...
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blupupher wrote: Tue Jul 11, 2023 9:08 am
Coloradians wrote: Tue Jul 11, 2023 8:51 am GOT IT! Thank you for your help. I didn't realize that the panel just popped off. Definite newbey with the GL1500.
We all were at some point. Doing it is how you learn.
Wait till you take all the plastics off for the first time...
If we hear a LOOOOONG scream coming from the middle of the USA,
we'll know he removed the tupperware.

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