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Andy27012
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Best option

Post by Andy27012 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:55 pm



2010 goldwing audio comfort. Everything works except headlights. Headlights come on in reverse leading me to believe it’s the starter switch assembly. How hard is it to replace the assembly? I know the assembly runs about 200 bucks but debating on if it’s worth it to let mother Honda replace it. Does anyone know of a good guide to replacing it?



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wingpilot08
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Re: Best option

Post by wingpilot08 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:52 pm

Have you tried using a contact cleaner, not WD-40! Could be a simple fix!
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 55,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Andy27012
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Re: Best option

Post by Andy27012 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:38 pm

No I have not but probably worth a try, do I need to dissamble or just soak it from the outside?

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AZgl1800
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Re: Best option

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:25 pm

do NOT use WD-40 on switches, bad news city.

use this instead, cheaper, and designed for that job.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/CRC-2-26-5- ... /100398344





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