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post #1 of 14 Old 08-09-2015, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Indicator + Daytime Running Light Wiring

Hi All,

I have purchased similar indicators to the ones below.
http://www.mfactorystore.com/ebay/tu...l-lights-1.jpg

I have attempted to wire them up today. I have the indicator function working no problem. Used the original wiring for indicator and ground wires. I tapped into the low and high beam wires that go direct to the front light and used them to run the low and high beam white DRL. This worked well and had them functioning correctly up until I plugged the main headlight back in. Then the white DRLs stopped working. Indicator function is still ok but the white lights dissappear.

Any wiring gurus that might be able to shed some light (ha) on the situation?

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Without a wiring diagram of the turn signal it would be impossible to be of much help. Post an image of all the instructions and we can take it from there.

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Here is the wiring diagram for my bike.
I have used the blue and white wires that go to the headlight and tapped into those for the DRLs Lo and High Beam. I used the original green and orange/blue wires for the indicators (although the wiring diagram shows three there are only two).
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Sorry can't seem to rotate the pic? It is the correct way up on my pc :/

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Um, the front turn signal wiring is pre-wired for DRL. You didn't need to connect it to the headlight and you probably have it wired improperly. Also, the wiring diagram we need is for the aftermarket signals you put on, not the one for the bike.

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Sorry I don't have any wiring diagrams for the indicators. Perils of buying overseas I guess. I will have to have another look just odd it was working without the bulb plugged in.

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Sorry I don't have any wiring diagrams for the indicators. Perils of buying overseas I guess. I will have to have another look just odd it was working without the bulb plugged in.
Not that odd, you may have miswired it. Did the signal have any sort of indication as to what wire is for what?

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Yes it had four wires. One for ground. One for orange indicator flash. One for drl low beam. One for drl high beam.


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Wait a sec. DRL is only one setting, not two. Sure it doesn't have two power and two ground connections instead?

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It has a high and low beam for the White drl light section. I had this function working correctly with the headlight unplugged.


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Well, I went and tracked down the original ebay vendor that graphic you posted at the top belonged to. They put this in their ad:

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- With 4 Wires
~ Blue : Running Light (Normal Light)
~ Red : Running Light (Super Bright)
* You can either choose to set normal light or
super bright.

~ Orange : Turn Signal Light
~ Green : Negative
Looks like you can pick either normal or 'super bright' for your DRL setting but *not* both.

You should connect it as follows:


LED Turn signal unit ---- Bike
Orange to the turn signal harness blue (right) or orange (left) wire
Green to turn signal harness green wire (both sides)
Blue to the turn signal harness blue with white stripe (right) or orange with white stripe (left) wire - yup, the 919 front signals are already wired for running lights.

Alternate:
Red to the turn signal harness blue with white stripe (right) or orange with white stripe (left) wire

Second alternate:
Blue to the turn signal harness blue with white stripe (right) or orange with white stripe (left) wire
Red to blue wire at headlight harness


The last one *probably* won't work, you are probably going to have to choose one or the other.

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These were the ones I ordered in particular.
LED Turn Signal Indicator Running Brake Tail Light Motorcycles Dirt Bike Offroad | eBay
I think I understand now. I interpreted it as being the DRLs at the front could be used as both high and lo beam. However I see it can also be interpreted as only being able to be used in one setup (high OR low beam).
I am assuming that the rear lights however can be used in the setup of being a combined tail/brake light (when brake light comes on the red section gets brighter)? Does that sound correct?

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From the ad, that's what I'd assume.

You may find that (with the rear units) if you brake while indicating a turn you can't see the turn indicator very well because of all the lights clustered in a small place all being on.

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OK thank you very much for the help! I see how it is working on high beam as the voltage difference between high and lo beam is just enough to activate the DRL.
A simple misunderstanding and I feel a little sheepish now.

I see what you mean about the rear indicator. I may see how it goes and if required set it up so the red/white light next to the indicating light goes off when the indicator goes on.

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