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ok my bike goes green n yellow= turn signals

brown= running lights

white= brake lights


my trailer goes green n yellow= turn signals

brown running lights

white ground


everything will work if i un hook the white but my brakes

if i tie the white in with the yellow and green then it gets all
messed up both turn signals work at the same time and no brake light

what do i do
 

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Which bike are you wiring??
 

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You have to use a 5 to 4 trailer wiring adapter to get the lights to work properly.
 

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On the bike you may be looking at some added on wiring.
The bike wire colors should be:
Left turn: Orange
Right turn: Light blue
Tail lights: Brown
Brake Lights: Green with Yellow tracer
Ground: Green
Same colors for your GL 1200, pretty well standard for Honda harness wiring.
Your bike has separate wiring for the Brake Lights and Turn Signals. The trailer more than likely uses the same bulb filament for the turn and brake. If so, You will need a converter to wire the trailer to match the bike wiring. Auto parts stores or U-Haul have them.
 

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If you don't get it straightened out in the next couple of weeks, give me a hollar. I'll make a day trip up there with my laptop and meter.
 

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afterdark wrote:
my bike has a 4 wire plug and the trailer has a 4 wire plug
More than likely your bike was wired for a trailer that had separate Turn Signals and Brake lights. The trailer frame connection on the hitch ballmade the ground.
 

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Here's what I use on my 1100.

Negative Input Short Proof Power Converter Part#: 46345

http://www.hopkinstowingsolutions.com/products/basic_wiring/taillight_converters/power_converters/negative_input_short_proof_power_converter.html


  • For vehicles equipped with independent bulb turn signals or common bulb systems
  • Negative input converter for Ford Windstar 1999-03 and Lincoln LS 1999-06
  • Powers up to 8.0 amps per output
  • Receives power directly from the battery
  • Protects tow vehicle electronics and itself from wiring shorts, Self- Resetting
  • Double-Molded Weatherproof Design
  • Provides for brighter bulbs.
  • Includes: 12 ga. power lead wire, fuse & fuse assembly, splices, and ny-ties


Got it at Northern Tools. Cost around 50 bucks? Well worth it as it isolates the bikes electrical system from shorts in the trailer wiring.
 

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I got my converter from walmart for about 15.00 dollars. It is a 5 to 4 plug in. The 5 plug gets wired up to your bike and 4 wire end is for your trailer to plug into. You will not be able to get them to work right without the converter. you will have to find the brake light wire on your bike.
 

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i got me a converter today for auto zone for 15 bucks light are working great thanks to everyone for the help
 
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