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Behind my left front lower fairing there is a relay type module plugged into a blue 4 pole connector. It hangs just above the horn and in front of the timing belt cover.



Anyone know what it is? It hangs down with it's terminals up and when I unplugged it and turned it over rusty water ran out! There are no markings at all on it- just a blask plastic module.
 

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Which bike is this on ?
 

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Oh yea- that would help to know I guess! It's my 93 Aspencade
 

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Can you find anything that doesn't work anymore?

If you can work out which are the "switched terminals you could jump the corresponding wires and see what comes to life. Otherwise it might be time to trace wires.
 

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I can't answer that right now- I have the battery, broken starter and Solenoid out- (another post). They won't be fixed until end of next week and I'm supposed to leave on a trip- on this bike a few days later. Therefore I would like to determine what's up with this relay now while there is time to do something about it.
 

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It is your left cornering light relay if I'm not mistaken.
 

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I the "turn signal ditch" and the "cornering light" the same thing?
I just recently bought this bike and I honestly don't even know what the lights are on the front besides the head lights and the lower fairing driving lights. I do know that the lights are a huge improvement over the single headlight on my naked 81 GL1100.
 

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On my 1989 GL 1500 the left cornering light Relay with aBlue 4 pin connector, is tied to the frame with an OEM Boot/Tie wrap. Probably have one onthe right side too.
 

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ooops, double up.
 

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Ditch lights, cornering lights, same thing. They are the 2 white lights (lower left and right corners,front)come on when you apply your turn signal and illuminate the road side/curb at night to improve visibility when making slow turns.

Some owners convert them to full time running lights by clipping a wire as described on the Saunders website.
 

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Yes that's the one, tied to the frame- thanks for the help!
 

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Took my other GW to the shop today for state inspection, while I was there I looked with a parts guy at the parts diagrams for the relay so I could purchase a replacement. We would not find it..... anyone know what the Honda part number is or what section of the parts diagram I could find it in?
 

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I guess I won't need to replace relay since I was able to pry it open, clean it with contact cleaner and seems to work fine. I found it curious though that it's normally closed and opens when voltage is applied.
 

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Yes, the way the cornering lights work is when the signal is off power goes to the front marker lights through another contact in the TS switch. When the signal is turned on the marker light on that side goes off and kills the relay which turns on the cornering light. Lots of 1500 owners disconnect the marker light wire from the relays and use them as running lights, permanently on.
 

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I had my mechanic convert mine to full time and also the bulb's them self, have two filaments in them and we installed a switch for when one blows i can flip to the other, Very cool.
 
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