Emergency Hazard Flashers


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Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by dvborchers » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:36 pm



I just purchased a 2005 1800 Goldwing. I turned the emergency flashers on and they will not turn off.The switch appears to be operating normally (not stuck). How do I remove the whole switch assembly module from the bike. I have the glove box out just above it but now what?
Any help please?



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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by cihilb » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:54 pm

You can remove the panel that the hazard switch is mounted in, one allen head screw and it will pull out. Two small screws hold the switch to the panel. It's strange that the switch is not operating normally if it latches in and out. Most of the time it will stick in the ON position. You can try spraying some plastic safe contact cleaner into the switch and work it a number of times, then follow up with some spray lube.
i have a few cans of DeOxit D5 by Caig. It works great on all electronic switches. It cleans and then leaves a lubricating film.
The switch can be taken apart and cleaned but it is a tedious job, not to mention the spring wants to fly to the other side of the room. If you are going to try to disassemble the switch, put it into a large clear plastic bag and work on it inside the bag.
It would be nice if Honda offered the switch as a standalone part but you have to buy the entire panel.

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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by dvborchers » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:45 pm

Could you please tell me where that allen head screw is located? I've looked inside with a light and mirror and cannot locate it. Thanks.

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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by cihilb » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:17 am

Do you have the trim strip removed on the left side removed? I forgot that you could remove the pocket on the 2005 without removing the strip.
The screw is located underneath it. Start to gently pry the strip off from the bottom. Use a rocking motion back and forth to release the little clips.

to reinstall the trim, start at the top and work your way back down.

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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by dvborchers » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:48 pm

I removed the strip and the screw and was able to remove the switch module now. Thanks for all your help. Appreciated very much.

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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by cihilb » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:12 pm

dvborchers wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:48 pm
I removed the strip and the screw and was able to remove the switch module now. Thanks for all your help. Appreciated very much.
Hopefully a good dose of spray will solve your problem.
One more thing. If there is a relay attached to the switch harness, it my have stuck on. Try tapping on the relay, it may release. Still will be bad but it is an easy fix to replace the relay.

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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by dvborchers » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:25 pm

I went to an auto parts store and got a can of contact cleaner. I got the switch module removed and took the switch out of the housing and sprayed the plunger shaft and now it works just fine. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by AZgl1800 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:54 am

CRC 2-26 is a very safe contact cleaner specifically blended to not harm plastics.
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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by cihilb » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:22 am

dvborchers wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:25 pm
I went to an auto parts store and got a can of contact cleaner. I got the switch module removed and took the switch out of the housing and sprayed the plunger shaft and now it works just fine. Thanks for your help.
Hopefully the contact cleaner h a lubricant in it also. That will prevent another incident.
Glad you got it working again. !!!!!

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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by PastoT » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:07 pm

I carry a small can of CRC most of the time for all the switches. Over time their lube dries out and gunks up, dust and grit work their way in and many of our switches become erratic. Mute, Start, Reverse and Hazard switches are quite common but sooner or later we all become victims to mother nature and have to clean a switch or a dozen! IF you've only had Hazard switch issues you're unique. Also some will say if you have them use them periodically it does them good.
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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by cihilb » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:28 pm

Probably one of the best cleaners is DeOxit D5 by Caig. Cleans, dissolves contaminants and lubricates. Not harmful to plastics. No oily residue left.
More money than some cleaners, but works very well.

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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by 823JIM » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:17 pm

I have used this with good results.
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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by cihilb » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:21 am

823JIM wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:17 pm
I have used this with good results.
Too bad Radio Shack closed most of their stores.

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Re: Emergency Hazard Flashers

Post by 823JIM » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:29 am

cihilb wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:21 am
823JIM wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:17 pm
I have used this with good results.
Too bad Radio Shack closed most of their stores.
Still a few stores around, the one nearest to me also closed. Can still be purchased online.


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