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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 5th, 2019, 2:09 pm Thread Starter
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OK, total bonehead move here.

Feeling pretty stupid for this, but hope someone can help.

I removed the tail light from my 2008 K1200S to install a new bulb. However, I didn't mark which wires go where on the tail light connections. I guess I'm kinda used to just having self orienting plugs vs. individual wires (which I notice BMW corrected on the K1300S). Can someone please tell me how the wires connect?? The tail light connections are marked 54, 58, 31 and I have Red/Gray (Positive), Brown (Ground), and Black/Gray (Brake). Please save me the embarrassment of calling the dealer.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 2019, 8:55 pm
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This link may help you figure out where the wires go.

Just disregard the ACCESSORY REAR LIGHTING info.


Also check your wires. If there the same colors as a K1200RS than this may help also

Brown (thick-ish) - Earth
Grey/Black - Tail light
Grey/Yellow - Brake light
Blue/Red - Left indicator
Blue/Black - Right indicator

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2019, 2:50 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks Doug, much appreciated. I think the wires are the same as the K1200RS.
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