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i ride a 1988 1500 goldwing. without buying the kit, how can i rewire the lower headlamps to stay on all the time?
 

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are you talking about the cornering lamps? you can just connect them directly to a switch and run them all the time
 

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thank you for your response.

here's my situation:

i didn't even think about turning those lights on all the time,

untill, when recently,

i started it up, to go to work, and both lower turning lights were on.

i go to work at 4:am,so it is dark then.

it was great! i wanted it to stay that way.

wheni used the turn signal, it went back to normal.

i wanted them to come back on

so i pushed the botton a few times, and they came back on!

but once again usung the turn signal set them back to normal.

so there's a short.

a short in the trun signal switch.

here's what i would like to do:

i have the black manual, from honda, for the 1988 gl,

so that means that i have the wiring diagram.

i want to disconect the lights from the turn signal and

wire them directly to the spare 10a fuse in the fuse box.

then they will come on with the key.

easier said than done.

the wiring diagram shows me a junction that i can use to do this.

it does not show where on the bike the junction is.

my question then, is this:

where on the bike is it posible to access this wire?
 

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I just went down to the lamps themselves. Cut the hot wire from where it came from, put a butt splice on it to keep it from shorting to ground.

Ran a new wire over to the other one, fixed that up the same. And then continued that new "hot wire" over to the accessory fuse block. Stuck in a new relay, wired that relay hot contact thru a fuse to the battery. The relay is switched by the ignition switch, but no load on it for those lights now. :waving:



Key on, lights on.
 

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All you have to do is disconnect the orange wire on the left cornering light relay and the blue wire from the right relay and they are on with the key.
 

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Dave, If he has the standard cornering lights, I believe he would disconnect the orange/white (left) and blue/white (right) at the relays.
 

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DBohrer wrote:
Dave, If he has the standard cornering lights, I believe he would disconnect the orange/white (left) and blue/white (right) at the relays.
Wel excuuuuse me!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
DBohrer wrote:
Dave, If he has the standard cornering lights, I believe he would disconnect the orange/white (left) and blue/white (right) at the relays.
Wel excuuuuse me!!!!!!!!!!!!
According to the wiring diagrams and my experience, there are no solid orange or blue wires on those relays.

Just trying to provide "accurate" information...........please excuse me for that...........!!
 

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Well when you have as much stuff in your head as I do you are bound to forget some of it.
 

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thank you all for your input.

i have tried disconnecting the orn/wht and ltblu/wht wires

from the relay, as sugested.

but it didn't work

the light now requires a second click to turn off

but still only one light at a time comes on

niether light comes on with the key

too bad

i realy thought that would work

got any more ideas?
 

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zombie woof wrote:
i have the black manual, from honda, for the 1988 gl,

so that means that i have the wiring diagram.

i want to disconect the lights from the turn signal and

wire them directly to the spare 10a fuse in the fuse box.

then they will come on with the key.

easier said than done.

the wiring diagram shows me a junction that i can use to do this.

it does not show where on the bike the junction is.

my question then, is this:

where on the bike is it posible to access this wire?
If you will look at page 9-3 in the Electrical Troubleshooting Manual, you will see the "cornering lights circuitry". You will see the connectors (example C96, C70, C95, C69 etc. etc.). Then look on pages 11-2 through 11-5, it will show you the type of connector and it's location. Look on pages 12-0 through 12-10 you will see pictures of the connectors.

Note: These page numbers are from a 1996 manual, yours might be one or two
numbers off but this will get you in the right location of the manual.

Following the above, you should be able to figure out what you have and how to wire things up.
 

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thanks very much for your input.

it is greatly appreciated.

but the '88 book (black with gold letters)

dosn't even have an electrical troubleshooting section.

i am still curently searching for thelocation of therelays.

all i know from the schematic is that they are 4/pin blue.

i'm sure the information is in the book somewhere.

just staring at the wiring harness hasn't helped.

unfortunately, the page numbers you so generously provided

refer to the clutch in my book.

so i am still searching.
 

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Send me an e-mail message, I will scan and attach the cornering light circuitry page for you.

Those relays should be behind the right lower fairing panel. The one you remove when changing spark plugs. Both relays right together. Left is 4-pin blue and right is 4-pin white.

Dave Bohrer

dbohrer at comcast.net


edited to stop the trolls.
 

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success!!

thank you, every one,

for your knoledge

and your patience.
 
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