The contacts have been breaking down from vibration or in a more defined reason it's called fretting. My fix for this is to wipe the contacts off with your finger and add a dab of Di-electric grease. It's been working non-stop for the last month without resetting.
This the base plate contact with grease added and a little dirty but not too bad. I figured I'll clean and grease it with every bike wash.
you can see the erosion of the contacts from the vibration and electricity going through it at the same time.
The box contacts are looking better than the base plate contacts.
Little dab of fresh grease and maybe a little too much. A
Tube of grease should last you a few years unless you really ride in dusty areas or wash your bike a lot.
The second issue was the box lid not staying up. The problem was worse when it was warmer out and in the sun. I think the spacer in the middle of the lid hinge is a hard rubber.
This is a very simple fix that you can really mess up with a ham fist, so please be soft and have some finesse. Take the hinge off the box with the two screws and fold the ends together. Put the peened side up on a very hard surface. Use a ball peened hammer and any other light hammer. Ball peened end goes on the peened area of the hinge and lightly tap the peening hammers flat side. Also, you will need a helper unless you have three hands! Just tap it and see if you made a change in the stiffness of the hinge. Repeat till you can tell a difference and it won't take much of a change to keep the lid up. Remember your going to do this to both hinges so it's really going to be stiffer.
The last thing was the led brake lights died in less than 400 miles. Now that's some durability---NOT!
I was pretty pissed with this one just because it failed so quick.
What you see in my hand is the lid side of the led contacts. Givi thinks it a good idea to soldier or tin the ends of the wires and then stick them in and jam the set screws down. The wires were also routed bad and stuck between two sections of trim. Not enough to damage it but not where it was meant to be.
I just noted the blk/wht wires went to the right contact and cut the wires back a little and re-stripped and put them back in. You will need a little screwdriver to do the fix and I suggest the smallest handle so you have less torque and will avoid over tightening the set screws. I also zip-tied the wires as you can see to cut vibration. This fix has lasted 4000 miles.