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Bad ignition switch? 92 GL1500.

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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It may be the #3 relay sticking.

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Check the relay like Dave says. If you end up needing one I've got one available with locks & keys. PM me if interested.

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Not hard really time consuming more than anything.

From ALEX BERECZKY thanks again Alex!


1) Remove the front housing (eg the Front fairing and dash)
2) Hammer a Chisel into each of the two bolts holding the ignition switch, then usal the chisal to Turn (eg Unscrew) the bolt --The bolts are the "anti-theft" type, hence this unusual method of removal.
3) Replace with new bolts... I believe they come with hex-heads, that snap off after reaching the proper torque. Myself, I'd just use normal socket head allen bolts.

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It may be the #3 relay sticking.
Thanks to all for your answers.

Where is the #3 relay?

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Thanks to all for your answers.

Where is the #3 relay?
In the upper right corner of the fuse box behind the saddlebag, hard to get to.

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I had the same problem and blamed it on relay A.
Don't see how that's possible.

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Notice you pull a trailer. Any hot wires in the plug for some reason that might short to other wires???????

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