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Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:39 am
by eklimek
The following from

http://vsource.org/VFR-RVF_files/HondaWireColors.htm

May be helpful for rewiring. (Formatting lost in reproduction)



Color Use From To
Black a. Switched Hot
b. Switched Hot
c. Switched Hot
d. Battery Voltage Sense Lead a. Ignition Switch
b. Ignition Switch
c. Ignition Switch
d. Ignition Switch a. Fuse Box
b.Handlebar Switch
c. Starter Switch
d. Voltage Regulator
Black/Brown Fused Hot:
Neutral Light
Oil Light Fuse Box Neutral Light
Oil Light
Black/Red Fused Hot:
[Headlights] Fuse Box Starter Switch
Black/White Ignition System Hot Ignition Handlebar Switch Coils & T.P.I. Box
Blue/White Switched Hot Starter Switch Dip/Dimmer Switch
Brown Tail/Rear Lights Brown/White Ignition Switch Brown Lead
Brown/Black Fused Hot:
Running/Position Lights
Instrument Lights Fuse Box Brown/White Lead
Brown/White Running/Position Lights
Meter Lights
Tail/Rear Lights Brown/White
Brown/White
Brown/White Turn Signal Switch
Meters
Ignition Switch
Green Ground Load Ground
Green/Red Starter Safety Circuit Starter Relay Diode Clutch Switch
Green/Yellow Brake Light Brake Switch Brake Lamp
Grey Hot:
Indicator/Turn Signal Relay Indicator/Turn Signal Switch
Light Green Horn Circuit Horn Horn Switch
Light Green/Red Neutral Light Circuit Neutral Lamp Neutral Switch
Orange/Light Blue Switched Hot:
Indicator/Turn Signal Indicator/Turn Signal Switch Indicator/Turn Signal Bulbs
Orange/White
Light Blue/White Front Running Lights Indicator/Turn Signal Switch Brown
Red Hot Battery Ignition Switch
Red/White Charging Lead Rectifier Battery
White Switched Hot:
Low/Dipped Beam Dip/Dimmer Switch Headlight
Blue Switched Hot:
High/Main Beam Dip/Dimmer Switch Headlight
White/Green Fused Hot:
Indicator/Turn Signal
Horn
Brake Light Fuse Box
Fuse Box
Fuse Box Indicator/Turn Signal Relay
Horn
Brake Light Switches
Yellow Charging System Stator Regulator/Rectifier
Yellow/Blue Ignition System Coil T.P.I. Box
Yellow Starter Circuit Starter Switch Starter Relay

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:51 am
by WingAdmin
That's a very useful post! And from my quick perusal, it seems to be correct. I wrote a quick formatting routine to make it format correctly for regular ASCII text, I've re-posted it below:

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Color            |Use                          |From                        |To                          |
-----------------|-----------------------------|----------------------------|-----------------------------
Black            |a. Switched Hot              |a. Ignition Switch          |a. Fuse Box                 |
                 |b. Switched Hot              |b. Ignition Switch          |b.Handlebar Switch          |
                 |c. Switched Hot              |c. Ignition Switch          |c. Starter Switch           |
                 |d. Battery Voltage Sense Lead|d. Ignition Switch          |d. Voltage Regulator        |
Black/Brown      |Fused Hot:                   |Fuse Box                    |Neutral Light               |
                 |Neutral Light                |                            |Oil Light                   |
                 |Oil Light                    |                            |                            |
Black/Red        |Fused Hot:                   |Fuse Box                    |Starter Switch              |
                 |[Headlights]                 |                            |                            |
Black/White      |Ignition System Hot          |Ignition Handlebar Switch   |Coils & T.P.I. Box          |
Blue/White       |Switched Hot                 |Starter Switch              |Dip/Dimmer Switch           |
Brown            |Tail/Rear Lights             |Brown/White Ignition Switch |Brown Lead                  |
Brown/Black      |Fused Hot:                   |Fuse Box                    |Brown/White Lead            |
                 |Running/Position Lights      |                            |                            |
                 |Instrument Lights            |                            |                            |
Brown/White      |Running/Position Lights      |Brown/White                 |Turn Signal Switch          |
                 |Meter Lights                 |Brown/White                 |Meters                      |
                 |Tail/Rear Lights             |Brown/White                 |Ignition Switch             |
Green            |Ground                       |Load                        |Ground                      |
Green/Red        |Starter Safety Circuit       |Starter Relay Diode         |Clutch Switch               |
Green/Yellow     |Brake Light                  |Brake Switch                |Brake Lamp                  |
Grey             |Hot:                         |Relay                       |Indicator/Turn Signal Switch|
                 |Indicator/Turn Signal        |                            |                            |
Light Green      |Horn Circuit                 |Horn                        |Horn Switch                 |
Light Green/Red  |Neutral Light Circuit        |Neutral Lamp                |Neutral Switch              |
Orange/Light Blue|Switched Hot:                |Indicator/Turn Signal Switch|Indicator/Turn Signal Bulbs |
                 |Indicator/Turn Signal        |                            |                            |
Orange/White     |Front Running Lights         |Indicator/Turn Signal Switch|Brown                       |
Light Blue/White |Front Running Lights         |Indicator/Turn Signal Switch|Brown                       |
Red              |Hot                          |Battery                     |Ignition Switch             |
Red/White        |Charging Lead                |Rectifier                   |Battery                     |
White            |Switched Hot:                |Dip/Dimmer Switch           |Headlight                   |
                 |Low/Dipped Beam              |                            |                            |
Blue             |Switched Hot:                |Dip/Dimmer Switch           |Headlight                   |
                 |High/Main Beam               |                            |                            |
White/Green      |Fused Hot:                   |Fuse Box                    |Indicator/Turn Signal Relay |
                 |Indicator/Turn Signal        |Fuse Box                    |Horn                        |
                 |Horn                         |Fuse Box                    |Brake Light Switches        |
                 |Brake Light                  |                            |                            |
Yellow           |Charging System              |Stator                      |Regulator/Rectifier         |
Yellow/Blue      |Ignition System              |Coil                        |T.P.I. Box                  |
Yellow           |Starter Circuit              |Starter Switch              |Starter Relay               |

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:38 pm
by redial
Wingadmin,

Any chance of getting it in CSV so that it plants directly into a spreadsheet or table? TIA

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:15 pm
by WingAdmin
redial wrote:Wingadmin,

Any chance of getting it in CSV so that it plants directly into a spreadsheet or table? TIA
Here ya go!

Wiring Chart.csv
Wiring Chart
(1.86 KiB) Downloaded 1147 times


Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:20 pm
by bayoudave
Thanks for all the info.

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:25 am
by sunnbobb
Nice chart, thanks tons!!

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:49 pm
by littlebeaver
That is very helpful and I'm sure it tooks some time to write it all up, Good going fella's...Nice Benchmark for us...

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:25 pm
by prc
This is probably a dumb question but I am looking at the coil wires (Clymer manual page 212) on my '82 1100 and both cyl. 1 and cyl. 3 have the same color code, Black/White.
That seems strange to me.

I removed the coils to check them, now they are back in I am trying to get it running smoothly.
Its possible that I mixed them up at the time of re-installation I suppose.
The carbs are bone dry as they are freshly cleaned so I know its going to take some cranking to get fuel into the system, but other than not running smoothly how can I tell if the Black/White wires are connected to their respective coils?
Thanks

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:33 am
by redial
Above this response and your question is the colour coding that Honda uses. In amongst the colours in the Spreadsheet, you will find the colours you are inquiring about.

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:32 am
by prc
Sorted it out late last evening, so far so good, it starts and idles better than ever.
Thanks for the help.

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:29 am
by hotrodpearl
Thanks for the info, It will help building my mixed up 92 / 98 Gl1500

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:12 pm
by bellboy40
Thanks a lot for the CSV file of Honda wiring color codes. I now have a nice spreadsheet of all the wiring colors and what they are used for.

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:32 pm
by ghostvet
This was bad.. very bad! Evil and maddening.

I followed the above link and from there, I fell down the rabbit hole, following link after link each with great information, and it took me hours to get out... lol

Great information to be found... but be forewarned of the rabbit hole.

Thanx!

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:25 pm
by Wilcoy02
Well the rabbit hole disappeared.
The chart is no longer reachable from the link.

I was able to click on code: select all.

It printed out in small type but it was printed.
Thanks for the time it took you to put it on the site.

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:14 am
by AZgl1800
redial wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:38 pm
Wingadmin,

Any chance of getting it in CSV so that it plants directly into a spreadsheet or table? TIA
I converted it to straight ASCII and MSWord 2003.doc
Formatted to 8x14 paper horizontal

Plus other formats, stole these from various forums, including this one.

Feel free to download any of them, they are hosted on my HighTail server.

https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/r2Ewf9V8jd

.

Re: Honda wiring colour code

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:56 am
by Wilcoy02
The link works today.
Could not see AZgl1800 link.

Thanks again for the info found here.