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Auxiliary Fuse and Power Connector

Many GL's have an auxiliary fuse and power connector located under the rider's seat. This switched power source is available for powering aftermarket accessories and is unconnected from the factory. It is mentioned here because folks new to troubleshooting GL's sometimes become concerned that something may be missing.

Unconnected Flasher Wire

Another source of unnecessary concern is the green wire located next to the flasher. This wire is not used and normally hangs loose.


Hopefully this brief introduction to motorcycle electrical troubleshooting will be helpful in diagnosing many of the more common problems, particularly for the CX/GL models. If you need further assistance please post a request on the Honda CX500 and GL500 Forum.

Multimeter Usage
Main Fuse and Grounding
Charging Problems
Ignition Problems
DC Voltage Testing
Resistance Tests
Wiring Fabrication and Repairs
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