Relay for Cornering Lights


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Relay for Cornering Lights

Postby Charlie1Horse » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:40 pm



Since the relay for the cornering lights is a little different with wires coming out and the plug on the end, will the G8MS-H30 relay advertised in the newsletter replace it? I have one cornering light that needs a relay. It looks like it would work if it plugs in right and is NO or NC, whichever it takes. I just replaced both bulbs with OEM bulbs from a local independent shop for $3.00 each but, only one works. Switched sides with relay and the other side now works.
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Re: Relay for Cornering Lights

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:21 am

Charlie1Horse wrote:Since the relay for the cornering lights is a little different with wires coming out and the plug on the end, will the G8MS-H30 relay advertised in the newsletter replace it? I have one cornering light that needs a relay. It looks like it would work if it plugs in right and is NO or NC, whichever it takes. I just replaced both bulbs with OEM bulbs from a local independent shop for $3.00 each but, only one works. Switched sides with relay and the other side now works.
Thanks for any info.


No it won't work. The cornering light relays are SPDT (single pole, double throw) relays that utilize the NC (normally closed) connection to enable the lights. The G8MS-H30 relay is a SPST (single pole, single throw) relay that has no NC terminal.

That said, any decent quality automotive SPDT relay should work fine.

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Re: Relay for Cornering Lights

Postby NVSB4 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:39 am

WingAdmin wrote:No it won't work. The cornering light relays are SPDT (single pole, double throw) relays that utilize the NC (normally closed) connection to enable the lights. The G8MS-H30 relay is a SPST (single pole, single throw) relay that has no NC terminal. That said, any decent quality automotive SPDT relay should work fine.


I had always wondered where the relays you offer would work as well. Perhaps a relay tutorial? :D
I never have been able to find any information in the service manual about the relays (other than where they are) and can't find info in any parts list either.

If I'm not not mistaken, the cornering lamp relays are also 10A instead of the 20A.
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Re: Relay for Cornering Lights

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:44 am

A 20 amp relay will work fine in place of a 10 amp relay. Conversely, a 10 amp relay will burn up if used in an application that requires a 20 amp relay.

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Re: Relay for Cornering Lights

Postby Charlie1Horse » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:42 pm

Thanks for the replies. I will get a couple of the relays you have for my tool kit and try the auto parts store for the other relays.

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