82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement


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82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby WMG » Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:22 pm



I hope someone can help me, as I am in wiring hell. On my recently purchased 82 GL 1100, the headlight and high beams failed. Took apart switch and cleaned contacts, re-soldered broken white wire. Still no lights and the turn signal contacts were worn and lights would not stay on unless switch held in place, but they did flash. Purchased simple 9 wire replacement module that was CODED AS FOLLOWS:
WHITE LOW BEAM
LT GREEN HORN / KILL
ORANGE LEFT TURN
DARK BLUE HIGH BEAM
GRAY TURN SIGNAL MAIN
YELLOW HEADLIGHT MAIN
DARK GREEN HIGH BEAM (LED)
BLACK HORN / KILL
LITE BLUE RIGHT TURN

Coming out of my headlight bucket I have the following colors:
WHITE LOW BEAM?
LT GREEN ?
ORANGE LEFT TURN (COMES ON, NO BLINK)
ORANGE / WHITE LEFT MARKER
DARK BLUE HIGH BEAM (DOES NOT COME ON)
DARK BLUE / WHITE ?
GRAY ?
DARK GREEN ?
DARK GREEN / RED ?
LITE BLUE ?
LITE BLUE / WHITE ?
BROWN / WHITE ?

I have tried to understand the schematic, but it is beyond me. When I wire according to the chart on the new switch, the following happens:
Headlight comes on, blows 10A fuse.
High beams don't come on.
Horn blows steadily.
Turn signals light but do not flash.

Can you help me understand the wiring coming out of the bike? I have the Honda wiring codes as well.

Questions I have:
The bike has a headlight, two side lights which used to come on as high beams, and the turn lights. No marker lights, but there are wires that would indicate marker lights (lite blue / white and orange / white). Should the headlight be connected as "low beam" (white on the new switch) or to yellow on the switch (headlight main)? The bike has no yellow wire.

Should the turn lights (orange & lite blue) be connected to the gray "turn signal main" on the switch?

Should I connect the marker lights to the respective turn wires as well?

Which wire is actually the horn wire on the bike, and how wold I connect in the green / red wire? It was originally connected to the horn button on the old switch, then it ran to a bolt connection on the left handle bar.

Why is the horn always hot and which wire is controlling it?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Re: 82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby mrtwowheel » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:59 pm

This is a Chinese aftermarket switch? Probably made for a scooter. Get the real item from Ebay.

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Re: 82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby mrtwowheel » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:37 pm

Are you still working with the switch? I can help with the wiring.

Scott

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Re: 82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby mrtwowheel » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:30 pm

This switch will not support your front turn signals as position lights when the signals are not being used. There would have to be three more switch connections within the switch that just are not there. This switch can be used by using both elements in the front bulbs for signaling. If all else is up to par, this should work as follows.

Switch white to Bike white

Switch dark blue to Bike dark blue

Switch yellow to Bike dark blue/white

Switch light green to Bike light green

Switch black to Bike dark green

Switch orange to Bike orange and orange/white

Switch gray to Bike gray

Switch light blue to Bike light blue and light blue/white


DO NOT CONNECT THE BIKE.......GRAY/WHITE.....WIRE TO ANYTHING, wrap, cover, insulate this wire from any possible contact. Switch dark green is left unconnected too, insulate it, it will have +power when high beam is on.


Bet you a pancake in Pioneer Ohio that this will work, sorry about the position lights, only way to save them is going back to stock.

Scott

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Re: 82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby WMG » Thu Aug 21, 2014 11:09 am

Thanks a ton. Took a day off to work on my boat, but I'll be at the bike tonite. I'll let you know how I fair.

Incidentally, I just purchased the this other 82 Aspencade w/ trailer for $900!!!
Runs great so far.
Thanks again!
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$900 yard find!!!

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Re: 82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby mrtwowheel » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:51 pm

Wow, looks like a good deal for a "back to the future machine".

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Re: 82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby WMG » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:38 pm

Well, wired it up and got the following:
Turn signals work
Horn dead
No high beams
No headlight
Opened the bucket up and found two broken connections, repaired and no improvement.

The first time I wired it according to the switch codes, I had headlight for 30 seconds, then it blew the fuse, had turn signals, but the horn sounded constantly. All bulbs are good. I may re-wire it that way again and follow your instructions for the Gray and Green wires. Mine also has a Brown wire and there was a Green and Red grounded wire coming off of the horn switch grounded to the handlebar.

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Re: 82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby mrtwowheel » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:06 pm

I didn't guess at this, I used the info that you gave me on the switch and matched it to Clymer's wiring diagram. Brown and green/red wires on the bike? I'll see if Hondas diagram is different than Clymer's. Only one combination will work, I'm not guessing at this.

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Re: 82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby WMG » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:06 pm

Well, after repairing wires in the bucket I have horn on demand, but still no voltage to headlight or driving lights. I'll keep chasing current.

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Re: 82 gl 1100 Standard switch replacement

Postby WMG » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:07 pm

Believe me Scott - very grateful here for your help!




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