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Old 11-27-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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Fuse box removal 1150GS

I'm installing a Kisan Unit...want to take the underseat fuse box out of the frame so I can get access to the brake light wire. I can see the wire down there, but need to get the box out to do the work.

Took out the 4 screws, but the box does not appear to come out of the frame...too big for the space in the frame...

Can this be removed without additional dis-assembly...what's the trick?

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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Dang...no one has input on this one...I'd PM posters from the original Kisan threads, but those threads are years old now...
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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I'm not sure it can be removed from the top.

I just fished up the wires that I needed and tapped into them from above. The Kisan unit can be dropped in from the top. Works great, BTW. I did the same thing again for the driving light switch that works off the Turn signal cancel switch.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:00 PM   #4
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I'm not sure it can be removed from the top.

I just fished up the wires that I needed and tapped into them from above. The Kisan unit can be dropped in from the top. Works great, BTW. I did the same thing again for the driving light switch that works off the Turn signal cancel switch.


Removing the fuse box requires near total removal of the rear subframe. Just run a wire from the light forward like everyone else does.

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:55 PM   #5
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Bajam! I thought there was a secret from reading some of those old threads...a run from the source it is!

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:24 AM   #6
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I'm not sure it can be removed from the top.

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Yes it can.
But don't be delicate or gentle with it - Use a flat bladed screwdriver to lever the plastic top section of the box up through the frame tubes.
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:38 AM   #7
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Yes it can.
But don't be delicate or gentle with it - Use a flat bladed screwdriver to lever the plastic top section of the box up through the frame tubes.
Yikes, I never would have tried that. What are the chances of damaging it, and how hard is it to put back in?

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Old 11-28-2011, 04:59 AM   #8
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:Just run a wire from the light forward like everyone else does.

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^This is probably the right thing to do but if you really want to get at the wiring in the fusebox you can get access from underneath.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:03 AM   #9
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Fuse Box Removal

It helps to remove the four screws that secure the lower part of the fuse box to the sub frame. This will allow you to drop the lower fuse box and give you a little wiggle room to get the top section out of the frame.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:47 AM   #10
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Why don't you just use some "Y" connectors/wires from the rear light? This way, if you put it back as it was, no one will ever know :)

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Old 11-28-2011, 08:14 AM   #11
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Steptoe is right.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:16 AM   #12
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Yikes, I never would have tried that. What are the chances of damaging it, and how hard is it to put back in?

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I'm 110 kg. When I put all my weight on it, while banging on it with one hand, it snapped back in.
Does that answer your question?

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Old 11-28-2011, 10:17 AM   #13
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I'm 110 kg. When I put all my weight on it, while banging on it with one hand, it snapped back in.
Does that answer your question?

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Old 11-28-2011, 02:03 PM   #14
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I'm 110 kg. When I put all my weight on it, while banging on it with one hand, it snapped back in.
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It helps to remove the four screws that secure the lower part of the fuse box to the sub frame. This will allow you to drop the lower fuse box and give you a little wiggle room to get the top section out of the frame.
Your and Steptoe's advice just saved the day for me!
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