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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? :frown2:
 

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

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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.

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? :frown2:
 

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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.

Thanks to everyone for the help, advice & suggestions.
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....???

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.

Thanks to everyone for the help, advice & suggestions.
I'm back on the road again!!
:jumper:
 

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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.

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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