Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800


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drlngus
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Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

Post by drlngus » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:29 am



I know there are alot of comments on this subject, but I followed all the steps of checking (I even purchased a Original Shop Service Manual) and all the steps check out except I don't have another hcu or ecm to test. My grips have 2.5 & 2.6 ohm resistance on them. Seats work fine but still no grip heat. Please advise. Thanks in advance.. And since I was that far into checking I also changed the Air filter while I was at it.



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Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

Post by newday777 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:08 am

Is the ambient air below 65 degrees?

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Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

Post by newday777 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:09 am

Have you tested the switch?

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Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

Post by drlngus » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:19 am

Yes, the temp was about 53 degrees and the switch ohms out correctly.

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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

Post by newday777 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:26 am

So the grips don't heat but the seat does?
That's a first.
What level 08 is it?

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Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

Post by drlngus » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:33 am

Its a VIIA-IICM Premium Audio/Nav, ABS, Heated Seats/Grips NON Airbag

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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

Post by newday777 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:51 am

Normally when the grips don't heat neither will the seats heat as they are both in series on the same system

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Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

Post by GL470 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:58 pm

I have a 2008 VIIIA too. The previous owner had to replace the left grip because it wasn’t heating up. Doesn’t sound like that’s your situation. If you are looking for new switches for the grip which includes 4 buttons and seat heat dial, I have an extra set for sale. I bought a new set to solve a display button problem which turned out to be a loose connection problem behind the dash. The switches were fine.
Kenny

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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

Past rides
1999A Restored and sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Heated Grips on 2008 GL1800

Post by newday777 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:18 am

drlngus wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:33 am
Its a VIIA-IICM Premium Audio/Nav, ABS, Heated Seats/Grips NON Airbag
Be sure to reply back what you find is the fix to help others that read this later.



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