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Mystery Wires and Signal Relay questions..

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So wrking on this GL500 I recently got and ever since I got it the front and back blinkers don't work and nothing shows on the indicator either. Figured it was the signal relay but not 100% sure, so went hunting for where it is physically located and *think* I found it. I've attached a pic so maybe someone can tell me if this is it....litle black box with 3 wires. Anyone know of a good replacement option for it?

Also, I found two sets of wires - a pair of brown ones in the headlight casing and three wires next to the battery - that I have no idea what they are for. They were wrapped in a small plastic bag someone tied to them for protection I assume. Can't figure out what they are for though. I have attached pics for those too. Any ideas?


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the wee box is the 7v regulator for the temp gauge

black: Power in

green: Ground

yellow: 7V out

middle pic:

hard to see but

IIRC brown wires supply parking lights

brown/white supply panel lamps

bottom pic:

weeny little pic again, but it looks like the wires to a missing flasher relay

green: ground

white/green: power in

grey: power out to indicator switch
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Just yer run of the mill 12V 2x21w type will do.

theres no need to get a 'Honda' flasher.

Daves pic shows a common or garden can type

with power in on the B terminal

and power out to the switch on the other.
Its up to you really

Some modern electronic types use a ground lead and can run varying loads

without going wonky

older cheaper bimetal types rely on the current/heat to control flasher speed and do not need a ground

Capacitor/Resistor types may or may not need a ground depending on the circuit

You're fixed up to easily run any type.

The cheapest one you find will probably be a Bimetal type
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