83 gl1100 aspandsade

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83 gl1100 aspandsade

Post by timwalls » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:45 pm

have a bad switch wanting to by pass and put togle switches in locking comparant what is the wires from switch go to and color code of wirs to and from switch

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Re: 83 gl1100 aspandsade

Post by virgilmobile » Sat Jun 18, 2016 5:15 pm

Here's the schematic.

Connect the Red to one side of a switch.The other side will have Black(ignition) and light green/black(Accessories).
I think tl1 and tl2 can be tied together.No switch needed.They look to be the 2 brown/whites.
You could use 2 switches if you want to just be able to operate the ACC separately.
Just jump the red wire to the second switch and move the light green/black wire to the other terminal.
Don't skimp on the wire size either.

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Re: 83 gl1100 aspandsade

Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:23 pm

just putting my .002 cents worth in this..wouldn't it be easier to put in a new or used ignition switch than go thru all that trouble of having to cut, splice and connect new toggle switches? you can find ignitions switches on eBay for decant prices if you know what your looking for.

when i got my 83 aspencade, it had a car ignition switch butchered into the lower right side of the fairing. the idiot previous owner cut all the wires going to it and spliced them into a external car ignition switch after breaking the key off in the switch. it was a nightmare to get it back to where it was originally was.

changing out the ignition switch isn't that hard to do. i've done it. unplug the connector harness thats under the switch, take a really long 1/4 drive ratchet and extension with a 10 or 12 mm socket, go up from under the fairing headlight and take out the 2 bolts that are holding in the switch and install a new one, plug the connector back on and in less than an hour your done. its so much easier and quicker with less headaches, you'll have the ignition switch where its suppose to be and you dont have to worry about shorting out any wires, blowing out any fuses or relays that your ignition switch needs to be on to work.

if you need any help finding one, let me know and i'll find one for your bike.


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