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My heat vent lever does not open the vents, it feels dead. I think I need to replace the cable. Any help would be appreciated.


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I don't believe that there is a cable that is used in the operation of the vent. I looked at a picture from partzilla, and it doesn't appear to have a cable. I don't know why it wouldn't open either, keep us posted!! Good luck.

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stan.mcconnell59 wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:41 pm My heat vent lever does not open the vents, it feels dead. I think I need to replace the cable. Any help would be appreciated.
I would check to see if your cable is attached to your lever. To do that, remove the left front pocket and look in.
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Big Bob wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:47 pm I don't believe that there is a cable that is used in the operation of the vent. I looked at a picture from partzilla, and it doesn't appear to have a cable. I don't know why it wouldn't open either, keep us posted!! Good luck.

Bob
Assuming the OP is talking about the foot warmers, there are 2 cables. Usually they disengage from the lever on the left side of the inner fairing. Remove the left pocket to check for this. If not the case, then remove the lower cowl to access the adjustments for these cables.
Betting the problem is with the attachment to the lever.
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Well at least I know what the cable in the parts catalog is for, because they really don't spell it out. The 1500 DID NOT have a cable that operated the vents.

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Big Bob wrote: Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:06 pm Well at least I know what the cable in the parts catalog is for, because they really don't spell it out. The 1500 DID NOT have a cable that operated the vents.

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Images of the foot warmer vent cables for the GL1500:
https://www.google.com/search?source=un ... 66&bih=657
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stan.mcconnell59 wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:41 pm My heat vent lever does not open the vents, it feels dead. I think I need to replace the cable. Any help would be appreciated.
Welcome to the forum Stan

Did you get it figured out?

You need to reply back when you get it fixed of your findings and how you fixed it to help others learn that read this later doing a search.

Was the cable off under the left pocket at the lever ?
Or a bad cable not operating?

BTW
Big Bob was wrong. There is a cable to the foot vent control on the 1800(comfort models) as well as on the 1500(SE)
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Well sorry, but I have not had my 1800 apart by the vents, never had an issue with vents, and as I posted earlier the picture at Partzilla DOESN'T show a very detailed picture of where the cable goes. 2nd, my 1500 was a Aspencade, not an SE, again NO cables on those vents!!

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Big Bob wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:26 am Well sorry, but I have not had my 1800 apart by the vents, never had an issue with vents, and as I posted earlier the picture at Partzilla DOESN'T show a very detailed picture of where the cable goes. 2nd, my 1500 was a Aspencade, not an SE, again NO cables on those vents!!

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Yup....
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GoldWingrGreg wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:39 pm
stan.mcconnell59 wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:41 pm My heat vent lever does not open the vents, it feels dead. I think I need to replace the cable. Any help would be appreciated.
I would check to see if your cable is attached to your lever. To do that, remove the left front pocket and look in.
I looked the cable is attached. I think the next step is pull the front off see it is attached to the doors. I think there is an adjustment on the cable also.
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stan.mcconnell59 wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:33 pm
GoldWingrGreg wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:39 pm
stan.mcconnell59 wrote: Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:41 pm My heat vent lever does not open the vents, it feels dead. I think I need to replace the cable. Any help would be appreciated.
I would check to see if your cable is attached to your lever. To do that, remove the left front pocket and look in.
I looked the cable is attached. I think the next step is pull the front off see it is attached to the doors. I think there is an adjustment on the cable also.
Pull the lower cowl and observe the lower portion of the cable to see if it moves as you move the lever. Also look at the split junction above the transmission cover to see if that came apart.
More than likely the cable will need replacement.
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Big Bob wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:26 am Well sorry, but I have not had my 1800 apart by the vents, never had an issue with vents, and as I posted earlier the picture at Partzilla DOESN'T show a very detailed picture of where the cable goes. 2nd, my 1500 was a Aspencade, not an SE, again NO cables on those vents!!

Bob
Are we confused on which "heat vents" are being discussed here???
Believe the OP and those responding are actually talking about the "foot warmer" vents in the lower side covers and are controlled by a lever under the left side of the windshield on the inner fairing. These were on the GL1500 SE's.
Are you talking about the vents in the fairing that are in front of one's knee/shin area as seated on the bike??? None of those were controlled by cables. All were hand operated?
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tfdeputydawg wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:56 am
Big Bob wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:26 am Well sorry, but I have not had my 1800 apart by the vents, never had an issue with vents, and as I posted earlier the picture at Partzilla DOESN'T show a very detailed picture of where the cable goes. 2nd, my 1500 was a Aspencade, not an SE, again NO cables on those vents!!

Bob
Are we confused on which "heat vents" are being discussed here???
Believe the OP and those responding are actually talking about the "foot warmer" vents in the lower side covers and are controlled by a lever under the left side of the windshield on the inner fairing. These were on the GL1500 SE's.
Are you talking about the vents in the fairing that are in front of one's knee/shin area as seated on the bike??? None of those were controlled by cables. All were hand operated?

Yes Indeedy.......
Apparently Big Bob is....
His profile shows he has a 2006 Gl1800 Premium Audio, if so, he doesn't have the comfort model with foot vents and cable in the lower Exhaust Shields, just as his 1500 Aspencade didn't have them.

And the foot vents not in the Lower Side Covers..as you inserted tfdeputydawg, they are in what is called the Exhaust Shields...
...... Now More Confusion has been added....😉
I was a parts manager, so terms and words do make a difference..This, is a common problem in online groups and forums.... Confusion abounds..... Many time people read through fast and miss the whole semantics, many times they leave out punctuation which adds more Confusion.... Then the next person reads into the mix their confused thought line....and on and on we go..... Some read through the replies to try to get the full context before posting and some don't(drive up window shopping of our fast pasted world of shoot from the hip).😜
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newday777 wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:43 am
tfdeputydawg wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:56 am
Big Bob wrote: Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:26 am Well sorry, but I have not had my 1800 apart by the vents, never had an issue with vents, and as I posted earlier the picture at Partzilla DOESN'T show a very detailed picture of where the cable goes. 2nd, my 1500 was a Aspencade, not an SE, again NO cables on those vents!!

Bob
Are we confused on which "heat vents" are being discussed here???
Believe the OP and those responding are actually talking about the "foot warmer" vents in the lower side covers and are controlled by a lever under the left side of the windshield on the inner fairing. These were on the GL1500 SE's.
Are you talking about the vents in the fairing that are in front of one's knee/shin area as seated on the bike??? None of those were controlled by cables. All were hand operated?

Yes Indeedy.......
Apparently Big Bob is....
His profile shows he has a 2006 Gl1800 Premium Audio, if so, he doesn't have the comfort model with foot vents and cable in the lower Exhaust Shields, just as his 1500 Aspencade didn't have them.

And the foot vents not in the Lower Side Covers..as you inserted tfdeputydawg, they are in what is called the Exhaust Shields...
...... Now More Confusion has been added....😉

I was a parts manager, so terms and words do make a difference..This, is a common problem in online groups and forums.... Confusion abounds..... Many time people read through fast and miss the whole semantics, many times they leave out punctuation which adds more Confusion.... Then the next person reads into the mix their confused thought line....and on and on we go..... Some read through the replies to try to get the full context before posting and some don't(drive up window shopping of our fast pasted world of shoot from the hip).😜
that's what I meant. Always called them lower side covers. But yes they do cover the exhaust pipes.
did not mean the side covers that are above the passenger foot rests! Sorry about that Thanks
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My 1500 was an Aspencade, no cables to vent levers. I'll be dammed! :shock:

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Big Bob wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:27 am My 1500 was an Aspencade, no cables to vent levers. I'll be dammed! :shock:

Bob
Nor on your current bike according to your profile....
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Newday777, my current ride IS the 06 1800, my former ride was the 1500!

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newday777 wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:43 am I was a parts manager, so terms and words do make a difference.
With Honda, a bigger problem is that the Techs talk one language and the parts departments talk another. The reason, diagrams in a service manual have different names for parts than their parts fishe. For example, the lower forward exhaust shield on a 5th gens in a parts fishe are called Protectors Assy. In the Service Manual they are called ... well I stand corrected. In this particular example I just looked and was surprised to find them called the same. But hopefully you get the idea.
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tfdeputydawg wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:55 am
newday777 wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:43 am
tfdeputydawg wrote: Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:56 am
The cable for the "foot warmers" was out of adjustment problem solved.

Are we confused on which "heat vents" are being discussed here???
Believe the OP and those responding are actually talking about the "foot warmer" vents in the lower side covers and are controlled by a lever under the left side of the windshield on the inner fairing. These were on the GL1500 SE's.
Are you talking about the vents in the fairing that are in front of one's knee/shin area as seated on the bike??? None of those were controlled by cables. All were hand operated?

Yes Indeedy.......
Apparently Big Bob is....
His profile shows he has a 2006 Gl1800 Premium Audio, if so, he doesn't have the comfort model with foot vents and cable in the lower Exhaust Shields, just as his 1500 Aspencade didn't have them.

And the foot vents not in the Lower Side Covers..as you inserted tfdeputydawg, they are in what is called the Exhaust Shields...
...... Now More Confusion has been added....😉

I was a parts manager, so terms and words do make a difference..This, is a common problem in online groups and forums.... Confusion abounds..... Many time people read through fast and miss the whole semantics, many times they leave out punctuation which adds more Confusion.... Then the next person reads into the mix their confused thought line....and on and on we go..... Some read through the replies to try to get the full context before posting and some don't(drive up window shopping of our fast pasted world of shoot from the hip).😜
that's what I meant. Always called them lower side covers. But yes they do cover the exhaust pipes.
did not mean the side covers that are above the passenger foot rests! Sorry about that Thanks


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