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Honda EU2000i Generator Hour Meter Installation

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Above: The cold weather silver insulation

Please note that if you have a Honda EU2000i generator with the cold weather silver insulation visible (directly to the left of the air filter) you will need to move that pilot hole ½” to the left of the center of the “X” for the hour meter body to clear.

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18. Now that you have a pilot hole established, you can proceed to drill the larger hole from the front towards the back.  You will need a 2” hole saw as that is what it takes to fit the hour meter.

I recommend drilling this larger hole from the front of the cover to the back to have a nice smooth surface for the Hour Meter Gasket to sit against. You will get some burrs at the back of the cover and these can easily be removed.

Now I realize not everyone owns or has access to a drill press.  An electric drill will do the job.

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Now remove the locking back plate clamp from the hour meter.

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Then slide the hour meter in place and slip the locking back plate clamp back on the body of the hour meter until it’s tight.  If you have a glue gun, you may want to drop a dollop of glue in the locking tabs just as bit of insurance the keep that locking back plate in place.

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19.  At this time you can also work on the other ends of your wires.  These wires are going to connect to the hour meter.

Cut about a one inch length of heat shrink tubing and slide it over each wire.  Then add the ¼” female solderless connection and crimp.  Slide the heat shrink tube over the crimped solderless connector and use heat gun to shrink the tubing accordingly.

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Once the hour meter is locked in place, all that is needed is to put the wire on the proper ¼” tabs.  The back of the hour meter is marked positive (+) and negative (-).  In my example, the wire with the white tape goes on the negative (-), and the other wire goes on the positive (+).  Above you can see that I used a glue gun to glue the locking back plate to the body of the hour meter just in case the vibration from the Honda generator somehow unclips that backing plate.

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Now you will have to bend the entire solderless terminal and the ¼” tab sticking out to the rear of the hour meter towards the left to clear any obstruction it may hit.  After a few tries at slightly bending these tabs until the access door closes easily, you are finished.

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Above: Guy Dalphond with his installed Honda EU2000i generator hour meter

 

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