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Notice you pull a trailer. Any hot wires in the plug for some reason that might short to other wires???????
I had my Escapade trailer hooked up.

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Ignition Switch

Which lights stayed on.? Was it head lights or other lights..?

Would make a difference regarding the relay # 3.

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I turned the key off on my 92 gl1500 and the lights stayed on. Start button didn't work with key off. I had to disconnect the battery to kill the power. I'm thinking bad ignition switch.
How hard is it to replace?
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Headlights, tail lights, dash lights. side stand light. oil pressure light.

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Relay # 3 does not power the head lights. If your head lights are on with the ignition switch off, relay # 3 is not the problem.

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Headlights, tail lights, dash lights. side stand light. oil pressure light.
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While you have the #3 relay out use a test light to check for power . Again with the relay removed probe the socket terminals (holes) for power. Only one should have power with the key off. Two should have power with the key on. If you have power with the key off on more than one terminal it might well be the ignition switch. Don't jump right to that just yet as it is a fairly difficult job. Check back for more help.

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In the upper right corner of the fuse box behind the saddlebag, hard to get to.
It was relay #3. The relay was partly melted on the side of the relay. I had to buy a Honda one at $41.00. But I'll be ordering a few from the admin to have a couple on hand for my Brother & I.

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Davek, I am very interested to know how a bad relay # 3 was causing your head lights to be ON with the ignition switch OFF.

Relay # 3 is not in the head light circuit.

You did say your head lights were ON with the ignition switch OFF.....Right....???

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It was relay #3. The relay was partly melted on the side of the relay. I had to buy a Honda one at $41.00. But I'll be ordering a few from the admin to have a couple on hand for my Brother & I.

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I'm back on the road again!!
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Davek, I am very interested to know how a bad relay # 3 was causing your head lights to be ON with the ignition switch OFF.

Relay # 3 is not in the head light circuit.

You did say your head lights were ON with the ignition switch OFF.....Right....???
One explanation for this could be; since the pins melted, inside the relay two pins (hot always and hot in on) probably made a contact with each other.
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I don't understand your thinking. Read my post again. Relay # 3 does not provide power to the head lights (even when it is activated). The head lights are powered by relays # 4 and # 8. They are triggered by the dimmer switch.

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One explanation for this could be; since the pins melted, inside the relay two pins (hot always and hot in on) probably made a contact with each other.
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