Hooking up brake flasher


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Hooking up brake flasher

Postby Hocky » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:45 pm



Sorry to hijack your thread but I need some advice & looks like you've been there. I'm trying to hook up a read pulsating flasher http://www.comagination.com/bflasher.htm
I found 2 wires going to the rear upper light on my 2000 GW SE. So I interrupted the yellow/green as hot & black as ground.
So, either there is a 3rd wire in another run to the light or the bulbs don't have enough resistance to make the flasher work?
BTW, after installation the upper & lower lights worked the same as prior to the installation.
THX, Ron



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Re: Hooking up brake flasher

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:04 pm

Hocky wrote:Sorry to hijack your thread but I need some advice & looks like you've been there. I'm trying to hook up a read pulsating flasher http://www.comagination.com/bflasher.htm
I found 2 wires going to the rear upper light on my 2000 GW SE. So I interrupted the yellow/green as hot & black as ground.
So, either there is a 3rd wire in another run to the light or the bulbs don't have enough resistance to make the flasher work?
BTW, after installation the upper & lower lights worked the same as prior to the installation.
THX, Ron


In the world of Honda, ground is always a green wire (no stripe), not black. The green/yellow is the correct wire to use for the +12V brake light power, but you want to use green as ground, not the brown (which is what I suspect you are seeing as black, as there are no black wires in the lighting harness - solid black in Hondas is +12V ignition power).


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