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80 GL1100I what is this electrical box?

I attached a photo. I am fixing up a 1980 GL1100I that I just bought and I need help to identify a mysterious box on the right frame tube under the fairing. It has a single wire coming out of it that was not connected to anything, but it probably was at one time. There is a clear plastic knob on top. Anyone know what it is?
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Good question. It's mounted where one of the horns would be on a standard. Is that a stiff wire like a thermal sensor tube coming out of the bottom?

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The wire is just a normal electrical wire. The little plastic knob on the box actually lights up if I connect it to battery. I have not broken the box apart to see what's inside. It has a metal back that appears to be glued on. I'm thinking maybe it was a buzzer for the turn signals, but then what is the light for?

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Just another thing I know nothing about. Looks like it has an adjustment screw, maybe it's for the warp drive.

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Maybe its a 'Bulb Minder? One of those devices where if you loose the low beam filament it turns the high beam filament into a less intense light? An old style headlight modulator?


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Maybe its a 'Bulb Minder? One of those devices where if you loose the low beam filament it turns the high beam filament into a less intense light? An old style headlight modulator?
Doesn't look to have enough wires for that.

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I'd say it was a Two-Way Plebney Light, but it only has one light.....

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Okay, how about a remote for the garage door opener?


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