Need help installing a Signal Dynamics Wig-Wag Module


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Need help installing a Signal Dynamics Wig-Wag Module

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I have been reading several forums on the installation of a Signal Dynamics Wig-Wag Module. Almost everyone says to install it under the seat and connect it to the gray connector where the brake light wiring passes through the connector. With that said, I have a Wig-Way unit on my 2003 GL1800 and went to do the same install on a friend's 2003 GL1800. The first thing I noticed is the wiring looms are completely different. Mine was one of the first 2003 built (May 2002) and has 14 gauge wiring and my friend's was built in August 2003 and has 16 or even 18 gauge wiring. My install of the Wig-Wag was pretty straight forward following the installation instructions provided by SDC. I installed my Wig-Wag 10 years ago when I bought my bike. I installed the unit below the trunk and just above the plastic shelf above the rear tire. The rear tire panel was removed to access this area. It was a simple install. Locate the two green wires with red traces that lead up to the trunk, cut and followed SDC directions (see below). As I said, the install was pretty straight forward

On my buddy's bike, we located the two green wires with red traces on both sides of the bike. The left side was easy to find. The right side required removing part of the wiring black insulating tape. I was surprised on how small the gauge wiring was on his bike compared to mine. We located the two green wires with red trace that went up into the trunk. We cut both sets of wires on both sides and did the install as SDC shows in the wiring diagram. We were able to get the left side of the trunk lights to do a wig-wag flash, but not the right side. The rights side just stays solid when the rear brake is applied. Obviously we didn't locate the correct green wire with red trace that operates the right side top trunk light.

So here is my question. Has anyone installed their Wig-Wag above the rear tire and where is the correct set of wires located for the right rear trunk brake light?
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If the trunk lights have all 4 bulbs hooked to the brakes you will need LED bulbs as the unit can only handle up to 3 incandescent bulbs.
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Re: Need help installing a Signal Dynamics Wig-Wag Module

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And yes a wig wag will have to be installed under the fender as you did to access the 2 wires.
The connection under the seat is for the standard modulation flasher
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I installed my behind the fender and I only have the two trunk lights wigging and wagging. Tracing the wires you should have a wiring diagram for the wires to splice into.


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