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ignition switch

Postby wayne » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:42 pm

hi, ive brought a replacement ignition switch for my st70, but the wire colours are not the same as the original, the original colours are
RED-BLACK-GREEN/WHITE-RED/WHITE can anyone tell me what they go too ect, i presume the red/white is live in, and the red is live out

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Re: ignition switch

Postby Waynus » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:48 pm

red-white = 6v coming from the battery
black = feeds your ignition coil
green = earthing
white = front light
red = horn,...

This is the common way Honda used them, altough it tends to differ from model, year and country.
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Re: ignition switch

Postby wayne » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:53 pm

hi, my colours are RED with a white stripe, GREEN with a white stripe, RED and BLACK, 4 wires in total
thanks

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Re: ignition switch

Postby Chief » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:43 pm

Your ignition switch has 2 functions - Firstly to connect/disconnect the battery (red and red/white wires)R/W being Batt.
Secondly to short out(earth) the ignition (black and green/white)G/W being the earth,to kill the engine.
Battery circuit made in 'on' position
Ignition 'short' circuit made in 'off' position.
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Re: ignition switch

Postby wayne » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:02 pm

hi, , my problem is my new switch as different colours, RED, BLACK, GREEN AND BLACK WITH A WHITE STRIPE

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Re: ignition switch

Postby Chief » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:07 pm

You'll need to employ a little detective work then to work it out for yourself...............
I posted all the info you need to identify what wire to connect to where........
You may need a simple circuit tester - be it battery and bulb or whatever.


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