turn-running lights in saddlebags??


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rigginray
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turn-running lights in saddlebags??

Postby rigginray » Thu May 12, 2011 5:15 am



I bought the replacement lights for the saddle bags and noticed a difference in the harness plug, the replacements have 6 prongs and the originals have 5. Plug them in and the front dash lights up at the tail light warning. They do not function properly, they are advertized for 84-87 . Has anyone used these, they are dual filament to have running lights on all the time at both bulbs???



rigginray
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Re: turn-running lights in saddlebags??

Postby rigginray » Thu May 12, 2011 6:56 pm

21 views and no one has a clue????

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Andy Cote
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Re: turn-running lights in saddlebags??

Postby Andy Cote » Fri May 13, 2011 8:53 am

I'm not sure I understand your question. Did you buy one of these:
http://www.bigbikeparts.com/Inventory/N ... atalogNo=1
http://www.addonaccessories.net/shop_de ... %2D+GL1200
http://www.addonaccessories.net/shop_de ... 1200+TRUNK
http://www.bigbikeparts.com/Inventory/N ... atalogNo=1

The factory setup was a reflector on the side of each saddlebag and a reflector in the center of the rear on the fender. On either side of the center reflector were dual filament red lights for tail and brakes and outboard of each of these were directionals with orange lenses.

I think you have the first kit listed above. If I read the description of the first one, it would replace the original socket for the turn signal with one that has a tail light circuit as well. Wouldn't this give you an orange light facing the rear all the time? This shows as plug in but I would think you'd need to splice into a directional light wire somewhere. Thinking the new harness should plug in where the original brake/tail light plugged in but then a jumper or splice would connect this new harness to the old directional plug in. That's probably why there's an extra connection. Without this connected could be why the dash warning light is on. Does that make sense?

If you're doing the second one, that's running light only, no turnsignals and again, probably need to splice in the power and ground. The other two were for the trunk and you specifically said saddlebag but if you did one of those into the tunsignal circuit, you'd have to run a wire down to the saddlebag and splice in.
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rigginray
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Re: turn-running lights in saddlebags??

Postby rigginray » Sun May 15, 2011 6:34 am

Thank you for the response,
LMAO I love it when they say direct replacement send ya lights and have no directions on modifications. The lights were supposed to make the turn signals work as running light too. Do you have a pic or any suggestions on which color wire needs to be spliced into to make it work??




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