2004 1800 Push to Talk switch


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2004 1800 Push to Talk switch

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My Dad’s PTT switch on his 04 1800 will not move back to the off position after being pushed down to talk. To return it to the off position he has to physically move it back up. He believes the spring may be broken and that it is not just a sticky switch.

How should he go about taking the assembly apart to fix it? If he does take it apart are their any small parts and/or springs likely to fall out?

I had found a similar thread but there was no resolution to the problem posted.


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Is this switch for the passenger or the one used by the rider with his left fore finger ???
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I have had my switches apart about every 2 ~ 3 years. ( I live several miles from the nearest pavement.) I never removed the assemble just unclamped it from the bar.
You can take the switches apart to the point that you remove the actual contact. two swipes with a piece of fine emery cloth and its good to go.
You should be very careful because there are no replacement parts available so if you lose a spring you are in trouble.
The one that is particularly nasty is the kill switch. It is a very stiff spring and ball.

The hazard switch and passenger seat switch and more can also be disassembled.
http://www.scienceman.com/dm/pages/seatheater.html
Here are some pics of the PTT switch






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GoldWingrGreg wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:18 pm Is this switch for the passenger or the one used by the rider with his left fore finger ???
It is for the driver’s left handle bar cluster
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Re: 2004 1800 Push to Talk switch

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CWJ73 wrote: Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:45 pm
GoldWingrGreg wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:18 pm Is this switch for the passenger or the one used by the rider with his left fore finger ???
It is for the driver’s left handle bar cluster
Honda makes no parts for either the left or right switch assembly. They sell each as an entire assembly. When you take it apart, you will see why. The left one is pricy because it comes complete with the CB switches too. I've only replace one switch assembly with a PTT for the CB that was not returning like you're describing. Unfortunately I never took it apart to see what went wrong. If your needs a spring, you might call this company.

Lee Spring ... I know a guy who used them for the return spring for the turn signal switch. Let me know what you find out.

www.leespring.com


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