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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-10-2018, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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extra brake lights on a 2nd Gen 1800

Wasting time a few nights ago I came across a part on Wingstuff that might be of some interest for the 2nd Gen owners

"Rear Brake Light Conversion for GL1800 2nd Gen" part number BB52812 for $20

It is nearly plug and play..... has a wiring harness that plugs into the brake light circuit in the trunk and then it is wired into the lower center tail lights and makes them work as brake lights as well as tail lights. No new bulbs are required, it already has dual filament bulbs, just half isn't being used.
There is a video on their website showing how to install it.

After I take it all apart, I am also going to check the center most lights on the trunk, and if they are dual filament bulbs.... will see if I can convert them as well.

Can't hurt to have more brake lights out there on the highways and byways.

So I know what I am doing this weekend!
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It was a fairly simple undertaking. Just had to remove the inner top of the trunk lid, remove the seat, and remove the lower lights. After fishing the wiring thru the trunk lid then under the trunk the rest was easy.

Now there are 4 tail lights and 6 brake lights.

I also found were the Previous owner had stashed a spare key under the seat. So now I have both factory original keys to the bike.

Took care of a bunch of honey do's for Mothers Day. then worked on my bike.... good day.

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It was a fairly simple undertaking. Just had to remove the inner top of the trunk lid, remove the seat, and remove the lower lights. After fishing the wiring thru the trunk lid then under the trunk the rest was easy.

Now there are 4 tail lights and 6 brake lights.

I also found were the Previous owner had stashed a spare key under the seat. So now I have both factory original keys to the bike.

Took care of a bunch of honey do's for Mothers Day. then worked on my bike.... good day.
For giggles before spending the money I looked at all the old Honda wiring harnesses we have in the shop. I salvaged enough connector pins to do the above mentioned wiring with out buying anymore than some sealant shrink tube to weather proof.
My recommendation is check with your local Honda Auto dealer (one of the techs) and they may set you up with the connector pins. Add to some 22 gauge wire and away you go.

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