Finding "lost treasures"

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Finding "lost treasures"

Post by j.hawes »

I started pulling apart my 1993 GL1500I last weekend, because I was noticing a bunch of bulbs needed to be replaced. what I found was even more scary! The previous owner had added a ton of little LED lights, none of which worked. However, to add them, he hacked the wiring harness and cut wires, reconnecting them with tiny wire nuts! No solder, no tape, nothing . . . just wirenuts, that over the years had either fallen or vibrated off. Tons to shorts, what seemed like miles of 22-24 gauge wire sprawling from one end to the other.

Then I notice that an installed component has been cut out of the wiring, and when I went to my trusty manual, I can find nothing about it. I found it mounted on the forward side of my trunk box, under the passenger backrest. (see image below)

Does anyone know what this is, and what it is supposed to be attached to?

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Post by Happytrails »

Its not oem nothing supposed to be there. Possibly part of old alarm system? This way up maybe thinking there is mercury switch inside?
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Post by WingAdmin »

Yup, looks like an aftermarket motion sensor for an alarm system to me.
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As you recover those "lost treasures," the 10mm sockets are all mine. Just drop them in the mail, no questions asked.

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