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Old 10-15-2010, 09:14 AM   #1
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Q:Electricals and Aftermarket Installs..

Hey guys, bought some aftermarket signals and an integrated tail light. Quick question.. If the aftermarket parts I buy does not have the same amount of wiring (AND) the same colored wiring, how the eff do I install them?

I already tried twice to install the signals that came with 2 WHITE wires and the connector it was supposed to connect to has 3. Blew 2 fuses in the process. and the rear integrated tailight has 2 wires for the signals. 1 for the left, and 1 for the right. Here is the wiring diagram for my bike..

http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1235018

Now I'm pretty new at this, but I think that I'm supposed to "splice" two of the wires and connect them to 3 of the pins? Will that work? I tried connecting 2 to 2 and leaving the third pin open, oddly it turned the current into my headlight, making it into a signal and my signal into a headlight?

Hope this isn't confusing for you guys..
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On the front of your Honda use the green wires for ground and the orange wire and the blue wire for each of your turn signal positive leads.
The blue with white stripe and the orange with white stripe are for your running lamps which most aftermarket turnsignals don't have. Just tape them up as you won't use them.
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Okay, so my front signals comes with two white wires each. How do I know which one is the positive?

Are you telling me to: Connect only 1 white wire to Orange wire in the cluster that has the Orange/Orange White/Green wire for my front turn?
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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So im guessing no one knows? Anyone willing to come help me wire it? Incentives are included! (excluding knee pad work, reach arounds, etc..)

Oh btw, I got the rear tail to work, but they are blinking extremely fast, almost staying solid. I read somewhere that I need a relay or resistor.. still looking into that.
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Read my post: the green wire is NEGATIVE.
The blue wire and the orange wires are your turnsignal POSITIVE leads.
You WILL NOT USE THE WIRES WITH THE WHITE STRIPE.
Are you saying both of the wires on your turnsignals are the same color?
If so it probably won't matter which one goes where, but you can temporarily hook them up to see if one way is brighter than the other.
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and if the front A/M signals are LEDs you may need a resister box.
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Patrick: Okay, so I DON'T use the wires with the white stripes, and I use the green and orange/blue colored?

So I: Connect the two WHITE WIRES that are FROM the signals onto the GREEN WIRE and ORANGE on one side, and GREEN WIRE and BLUE on the other?

Cali: They are bulb signals.

Going to give this a try and see..
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If they are both the same color you should be able to.
Also, as Cali stated, if the turnsgnals come on but won't flash you'll need a load equalizer. We keep them in stock.
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Okay, Patrick. I love you. Hahaha It worked. I was praying that I wouldn't hear my fuses blow.

They blink, so no resistor/relay needed.

LAST QUESTION. In my integrated tailight, I have a yellow wire and a blue wire for the signals. I can't seem to get them to blink. They stay solid and seem to blink VERY fast. I did some research and found that a resistor/relay would be my solution. On the other hand, with my nooby wiring skills, I just think I wired it wrong.

So this is how I have it right now: The Light has two colored wires for the right and left side: Yellow and Blue. I connected the YELLOW with the ORANGE wire and the BLUE with the LIGHT BLUE wire. This leaves no more wires for the green "ground" wires (correct me if I'm wrong) unused. This doesn't seem right to me.. Thoughts?

THANKS AGAIN PAT!
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You've got it hooked up correctly. You'll need a load equalizer to slow down the blink rate.
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okay so after I hooked up the front turn signals correctly, the rear blinkers are now.. BLINKING! haha problem solved. Thanks a lot Patrick, Cali, and everyone else who helped this sad sad noob. More nooby questions in the future, just look for me!
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