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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2016, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb 4 Way Flashers

2004 1800 Goldwing with 05 Hannigan Trike Kit. Four way flasher button will not stay depressed/engaged (button would not stay in the on position), tried cleaning it, that didn't work. Left Panel has been modified for the auxiliary gas tank with a two button toggle switch, one to turn on auxiliary gas tank pump on and other switch is not being used. I have been told by the repair shop that all I need is a toggle switch to replace the broken 4 way flasher button. I have taken the panel apart and the spare toggle switch is a three wire switch and the old 4 way flasher button switch has 4 wires coming off a little board which is the button mechanism and then has a two wire plug which I believe is for the light in the button. I know nothing about wiring and am looking to see if anyone could possibly help me get this toggle switch wired up or tell me what I need. New Left Panel is $250 bucks and then I would have to modify it for the auxiliary gas tank toggle switches.
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You have to have a 4 wire switch, double pole single throw for it to work.
BTW that switch panel is $220 retail and you can get it online for about $165.

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Make sure the switch button is not binding on the panel. Did you disassemble to clean or spray down the shaft to get lube inside?

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When the cruise control and four ways did that on my 04 I used WD 40 with the spray tube and compressed air to blow the dirt out from inside the switch. It took several tries and a liberal amount of WD and air, but they both work flawlessly now for less than five bucks. I know WD isn't the approved switch cleaner but I didn't have to worry about it melting the plastic switch or my paint.
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