Fog lights


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Fog lights

Postby bubbzy93 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:33 pm



I an new here, and new to Goodwin ownership as well. I have just purchased a 1993 goldwing. The thing is pristine, and looks brand new. My question is, it has rectangle lights lower on the front fairing. I call them fog, or driving lights. Thing is, I cannot figure out how they turn on. I am picking up the bike tonight and the "husband" is out of town, and his wife is not sure how they operate, it may be dark by the time I get home, and I would like these lights on. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Fog lights

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:52 pm

On your year bike, they are "cornering lights" and will turn on (one at a time) when the turn signals are turned on.

Later years they were changed to stay on at all times. You can make this change yourself, it's easily done by snipping a wire - read here: viewtopic.php?t=11564#p56289

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Re: Fog lights

Postby bubbzy93 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:25 pm

Sounds simple enough, thank you. So... If I install a switch in this circuit, this would give me the option of having "driving lights" OR"cornering lights" is that right? .... 7gonna think about this.
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Re: Fog lights

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:11 pm

bubbzy93 wrote:Sounds simple enough, thank you. So... If I install a switch in this circuit, this would give me the option of having "driving lights" OR"cornering lights" is that right? .... 7gonna think about this.


I suppose you could do that. Cut the green wires on both relays, and wire them both to a switch, and from there to ground. When the switch is closed (wires connected to ground) they will operate as cornering lights. When the switch is open (wires not connected to ground) the lights will stay on.

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Re: Fog lights

Postby bubbzy93 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:59 pm

now ... if i do the switch mod, and install led bulb, would this not solve the problem of -A- burning out the bulbs, and -B- heating up the relays?
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Re: Fog lights

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:53 pm

bubbzy93 wrote:now ... if i do the switch mod, and install led bulb, would this not solve the problem of -A- burning out the bulbs, and -B- heating up the relays?



Just installing the LED bulbs will help with that.


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