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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 2010, 11:55 am Thread Starter
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k1200GT "04" Brake Wire colours

I am fitting a Givi E55 Top Box to my K12GT and also the light kit (E112).
The Light kit comes with 2 wires - Blue and Black.
Does anyone know which these should go to on the wires to the rear light bulb ?
Alternatively, which is the brake light wire and which the Tail Light on the bike ?

Any help is much appreciated


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 19th, 2010, 5:47 pm
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you could go trial and error and try both? :P


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If you are talking about the led strip - NO DON'T DO THAT!

All electronics are polarity sensitive. Sometimes they make them foolproff for idiots that want to try polarity 'the other way around' but sometimes they just go 'POP'.

Don't they supply a wiring diagram with the kit?

Check with Givi which color is ground and which goes to the hot side of the brake light. Make exra sure with a multimeter, they cost a lot less than what you paid for the Givi kit!



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Thanks for the help.
In the end I took the rear bulb from the holder and by a process of elimination (taking each of the wires off in turn and trying the brakes to see when the brake light didnt work) I worked it out. Canbus seems ok at mo - and sent bike into BMW for a 12,000m service and an annual service - where they do full diagnostics - with no comment from them whatsoever.

Lights quite bright on Givi E55 - so well worth the hassle.

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Thanks for the help.
In the end I took the rear bulb from the holder and by a process of elimination (taking each of the wires off in turn and trying the brakes to see when the brake light didnt work) I worked it out. Canbus seems ok at mo - and sent bike into BMW for a 12,000m service and an annual service - where they do full diagnostics - with no comment from them whatsoever.

Lights quite bright on Givi E55 - so well worth the hassle.

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Gidday mate,

so which color is it on the givi and onto the bike?

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You are lucky they either fitted a diode to stop people damaging the unit if they reversed the wires, or you got away with reversing the voltage to the leds which could blow.

You cannot always rely on manufacturers of electronic addons to do this!



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Do you have a picture of an E55 on your bike ? Trying to decide between the V46 and the E55 and I like the E55s look much better than the V46.
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