Another electrical thingy.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Albino Reino, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Albino Reino

    Albino Reino Junky

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    My blinkers weren't shutting off and I could hear and feel a click. I pulled off the tank and felt the relay # 61-31-2-306-014 is where it was coming from. I pulled it and rode home. When I got there I turned the key off and the lights stayed on. I disconnected the battery and went inside...

    This happened when I got home last and now I'm working on it. I reconnect the battery and no lights. I turn the key on, lights come on. I turn the key off, the lights stay on. I disconnect the battery. I re-try with the same results with and without the relay.

    Does the headlight run through this relay?
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  2. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    You need to provide year and model of bike. Other pertinent info would be any modifications, extra wiring done by the owner or previous owners. And/or most recent work completed. Especially if work was around area now concerned.

    You should have a wiring diagram for this bike. There are a few available on the internet. There are some on Snowbum's site. Some are suitable for printing.
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  3. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Make&Model is in his profile ^^^^

    91 R100GSPD

    I think that relay is a headlight "load shed" relay and somehow a cross-circuit has developed between the headlight and the turn signals. No way to tell, really, you'll need to get a schematic and start tracing wires...
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  4. Albino Reino

    Albino Reino Junky

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    Thanks, I'll let you know what happens.
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  5. bmwrench

    bmwrench Long timer

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    61-31-2-306-014 is the turn signal relay. It should be unrelated to the headlight. Unless there's a coincidental failure of the headlight (load shed) relay, there's probably a ground problem. Also check that the handlebar switch multi-pin connectors are clean and tight.
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  6. Albino Reino

    Albino Reino Junky

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    There seems to be two load shed relays (61311459677) When I pull one of them out, the other one has no affect on the light, the headlight turns off when I turn the key off. What do these do? The bike seems to run fine without it.
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  7. Albino Reino

    Albino Reino Junky

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    One of the two is the horn relay and the other is the load shed relay. They have a common base. The horn works fine. Now to the other.

    The bike starts and runs without the load shed relay and the light turns off with the key. When I put it back in the bike starts and runs but the light stays on when the key is turned off. :huh

    It seems the blinker relay is connected to the load shed relay. I know the blinker relay is bad. Does anyone know if this connection would cause my headlight issue?

    Any thoughts?:ear



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