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Cowl light switch

I dont know if its spelled right but thats the idea.
Today I rode for about an hour in 80+ temp which felt really great.
I realized the lower lights dont work. The switch feels solidly stuck like someone poured cement inside it.
Time ago I took it apart and fixed it and decided to leave it on always.
This time I will take it out and permanently solder the contacts.
I just dont remember how its done. Do I have to remove the pocket and the long trim or just work the panel out with a flat screwdriver?
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Pocket has to come out along with the trim and then you will see the allen screws. Same thing happened to me, I always left them on and now switch doesn't work and lights are off. I haven't taken my apart yet again to see what happened.

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order the show chrome switch it fixes the problem and it worked for 3 years now

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order the show chrome switch it fixes the problem and it worked for 3 years now
The show chrome and the Honda switch are exactly the same thing.

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Thanks guys, solder is just fine since I dont have a reason to keep them off
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Thanks guys, solder is just fine since I don't have a reason to keep them off
Mine have never been turned off, don't know if the switch works or not.

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Mine stay on also, if the switch goes bad, it will get soldered.



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Lower lights....are we talking fog lights?

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Guess so Charlie.
I went to Home Depot and got me a soldering iron . ( the other was left behind in NJ)
I expected to be done in about half an hour. (Remind you I have removed the switch before )
I took left pocket and trim out in minutes. Then I could not figure out how to take the button panel out.
I took the right trim and pocket out. I took the ring around the key and the two screws out.
Every-time I think I got it there are more screws to take out.
I like to ride motorcycles not to work on them. Just dont want to get robed by the dealer.
Does the shelter have to come off ?
I bought Freds Harmon videos but left it behind in NJ
As always thank you for your input

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Guess so Charlie.
I went to Home Depot and got me a soldering iron . ( the other was left behind in NJ)
I expected to be done in about half an hour. (Remind you I have removed the switch before )
I took left pocket and trim out in minutes. Then I could not figure out how to take the button panel out.
I took the right trim and pocket out. I took the ring around the key and the two screws out.
Every-time I think I got it there are more screws to take out.
I like to ride motorcycles not to work on them. Just dont want to get robed by the dealer.
Does the shelter have to come off ?
I bought Freds Harmon videos but left it behind in NJ
As always thank you for your input
Once you get the trim & pocket off there is 1 screw that holds the switch panel in. The screw on the upper left of the panel.

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