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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2017, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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Fog light adapter

I have a set of recently purchased high output cowl lights from E/C. They stay on all the time, even when my high beams are on. I would like for them to go off when the highs come on, so I called E/C and they said that Honda has an adapter cable that goes between the switch and the black 4-pin connector that will do what I want. He suggested that someone might have one laying around that they were not using. He also said I could buy one from Honda, but I looked at the parts diagram and did not find the adapter sold separately. Do you have the cable that I could purchase?

I know E/C used to sell a harness that would allow the fog lights to work either way, but they no longer have that available.

BTW: My bike is an airbag model. Thanks.

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Only inquiring because of my lack of knowledge. Why would you want the lights to turn off when the brights are turned on? What is the benefit of this? I would think if you are turning on the brights, more light is better...

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Only inquiring because of my lack of knowledge. Why would you want the lights to turn off when the brights are turned on? What is the benefit of this? I would think if you are turning on the brights, more light is better...
The issue is I am adding some driving lights under the fairing. If the headlights, cowl lights and driving lights are all on, I'll have too many forward facing white lights.

Yes, I want the cowl lights to go off when my high beams come on.

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I thought "normal" was that fog lights go off with hi's, and the special cable was an aftermarket thing (not OEM) to keep them on. So what you said sounds backwards to me and might explain why you can't see the Honda "extra" adapter.

I don't know the airbag or the EC lights, but my 2010 level 1 with Honda fogs works like you want.

I could have sworn someone offered the work-around cable (to keep them ON, not to turn them off). I checked the EC site just now but didn't see it as a separate item and didn't dive into their foglight documents. Are you sure this isn't a matter of taking something out of what you've got rather than adding something in? Though that would mean the phone call got cross-threaded.

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When I got my 13 it was wired like that, fog lights on all the time, low beams or high beams, in fact I had no switch I could not turn them off if I wanted to. I did some investigating and found out that as Big Bird said there is an "adapter " that makes them work that way. In the harness down behind the left front panel, pretty much right in front of your knee when riding there is a 4 pin connector where a relay is supposed to plug in, the adapter is simply a jumper wire that bypasses the relay. You take out the relay and install the jumper between the brown and the black wire. So all that to say, if you open up that panel and dig around and find that harness and the relay has been jumpered out, you just need to buy a relay, remove the jumper and plug in the relay.
One of these two links should get you to the replacement relay needed to fix the issue if you have a jumper installed.

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Wingstuff still shows the kit. Give them a call and see if it's available.

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