Headlight Harness Question

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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100I Interstate

Headlight Harness Question

Post by Thorgot » Sun May 31, 2015 1:26 pm

I am going to replace my H4 bulb with an LED bulb from Cyclemax.

The harness has to extra wires with what appear to be female bullet connectors.
One is green and comes from the same spot as the green wire on the H4 connector on the harness. The other wire in the harness is orange (maybe red, I can't tell).

What is the purpose of these wires? I assume the green one shares the same fuse as the headlight. Is that correct? Is the orange wire fused back under the fairing somewhere?

Do these wires get power when the headlight is on or are they "always on"?

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Headlight Harness Question

Post by redbug » Sun May 31, 2015 9:01 pm

The green wire is a ground and according to the 83I wiring diagram it is ,well it goes no where. Now the orange wire is suppose to go to the left turn signal. This might be a extra wire also or not. Check your turn signals. These wires might be used for a different application and not needed on this set up. Hope that helps.
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