Reverse switch sticking

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Reverse switch sticking

Post by Goldwingknight » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:29 am

I have a 2003 gl1800 and my reverse switch keeps sticking in. Has anyone else had this issue, if so how did you fix it? :D

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Re: Reverse switch sticking

Post by MikeB » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:21 am

This posting should help. Works for many of us.
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Re: Reverse switch sticking

Post by jackjohn » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:22 pm

I have found the best way is to replace the switch pack. This is a few hundred dollars but you get all new switches. You can carefully take it apart and clean the dirty dried grease out of it with electronic cleaner, re-grease it with a light coat of lithium grease, just be very careful the little pieces don't go flying when you open it. I don't recommend WD40, it is for displacing water and will do a fair job polishing stainless steel, not for cleaning switches.

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Re: Reverse switch sticking

Post by baumedagn » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:02 pm

Try using CRC contact cleaner. Spray it in the switch and work it a little bit. If that doesn't do it, you may need to open it up and clean it. There are many posts on this type of problem throughout this forum.

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