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I have a 2007 Honda Goldwing ,base model, with 98,000 km on it. It is still under warranty. The sub wiring harness from beneath the seat to the trunk lid failed because it bends 90 degrees each time one opens or closes the lid. All the wires broke. This wiring harness is different from the ones on the bikes with more accessories in that it only has 2 female connectors under the seat. Honda Canada says this part is no longer available. They said they'd have to replace the entire wiring harness on the bike and they won't do that. What they did was patch it.The fix is horrible. The trunk lid doesn't close right. Has anyone else had this problem and if you are outside Canada; ie. the States, have you been able to get this part? Is it available in the U.S.? I feel like I'm getting a bit of a snow job by Honda Canada!
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Graeme
 

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You are getting hosed. If it's under warranty, it should be fixed correctly, the way it came off the line. Sounds like there wasn't enough slack in the wiring to allow the harness to move when the trunk lid was raised. I'd be screaming bloody murder. But that's just me (subtle, reserved...)

See if there is another tier of Honda that you can make an appeal to. All they can tell you is no, right?

How can the part no longer be available for a bike that is still in production?

Let us know how this one works out. I'm interested to see if Honda steps up.

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Realistically I can't see a dealer replacing the whole wiring harness for this, even if the short piece of wiring you need isn't a plugin part. Would you really want them to replace the whole loom, in case they caused other problems in the process?
What the dealer will probably have to do is make a proper repair. I'm not a mechanic or electrician but it seems like a good compromise would be for the dealer to order in the loom and cut out a proper amount of wiring from it and connect it up where it won't be a problem, perhaps under the saddle would be good?
 

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Even if they have to use a sub harness for a model with more accessories all they have to do is not use all the wires. According to the ETM it should plug in to your main harness.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
Even if they have to use a sub harness for a model with more accessories all they have to do is not use all the wires. According to the ETM it should plug in to your main harness.
Yeah...what he said.

Plus...I think by law Honda has tomake parts available for 10 years.

That dealer doesn't seem to be trying very hard. Is there another you can take the problem to?
 

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Bike...and Dennis wrote:
DaveO430 wrote:
Even if they have to use a sub harness for a model with more accessories all they have to do is not use all the wires. According to the ETM it should plug in to your main harness.
Yeah...what he said.

Plus...I think by law Honda has tomake parts available for 10 years.

That dealer doesn't seem to be trying very hard. Is there another you can take the problem to?

....what they both said...
 

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The dealer doesn't have to replace the whole wiring harness, a sub harness from under the saddle back to the lights is available and the part number is;

32140MCAA71

It will take about 2 hours to replace.
 

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This was posted on the 1800 Riders site also. I checked availability with Honda and there is one in Montreal with a cost of over $100.00 bucks. Be ruthless and demand it be replaced if your under warranty. Tony:waving:
 

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Now that Tony has found the part for them, all they have to do is install it. I'd certainly insist they do that. Make noise if you have to.

Remember, you paid a fortune for the bike, all you're doing is asking them to stand by there part of the bargain.
 

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Discuss the problem with the dealership owner, out in the middle of the showroom floor in a very loud voice.
 
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