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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2009, 8:42 pm Thread Starter
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Just picked up my 1300 GT today

and am having a blast. I switched from an R12RT and had a lot of farkles that I'm looking to bring over including HID aux lights, V1 radar detector, hyperlites, nav II gps. I plan on running things off my centec fuse panel but am kinda stuck there. Not sure how to mount the gps and V1 and not too familiar with wiring on the GT. I did a search and didn't come up with much. Any tips anyone?
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Sure, check out the Hall of Wisdom. It's under Technical on the upper right hand tool bar. Sorry, but I'm in Big Bend right now.

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Sure, check out the Hall of Wisdom. It's under Technical on the upper right hand tool bar. Sorry, but I'm in Big Bend right now.

Thanks for the tip. It will be a good start.
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Good luck with the new GT,enjoy it. Wiring my 08 for Zumo GPS and Valentine 1 through a Centech fuse box was easy. I used the Centech relay kit and it is triggered by the BMW built in power leads located near the battery described all over this forum. That will provide power to trigger the relay with a delay of 30-120 seconds after you turn off the ignition.You can get a plug for the BMW power lead from a dealer. You can also trigger the relay from one of the front running lights (in the headlight housing, the advantage being there is no delay in powering off with th ignition.

More interesting than getting power to the accessories is what do do about audio so you can hear the GPS talk and Valentine 1 beep, not to mention music and cell phone if you are so inclined. I'm using a Baehr Versa because I love Baehr after having on my LT and before the economy imploded(pricey $$$$). All audio is routed and prioritized to helmet headsets. Nice. Other solutions include AutoCom and a host of others brands.

Wireless Bluetooth is also available if you are adventurous. I am experimenting with Camos Bluetooth headsets and made it work with the Zumo, Valentine 1 and my iPhone and intercom to the wife. Get a days use on a charge. Had to add a booster to get the audio from the Valentine 1 loud enough to hear over the Zumo stereo music. More info available if you need help with that. Plan on spending another months discretionary income on all this.

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Good luck with the new GT,enjoy it. Wiring my 08 for Zumo GPS and Valentine 1 through a Centech fuse box was easy. I used the Centech relay kit and it is triggered by the BMW built in power leads located near the battery described all over this forum. That will provide power to trigger the relay with a delay of 30-120 seconds after you turn off the ignition.You can get a plug for the BMW power lead from a dealer. You can also trigger the relay from one of the front running lights (in the headlight housing, the advantage being there is no delay in powering off with th ignition.

More interesting than getting power to the accessories is what do do about audio so you can hear the GPS talk and Valentine 1 beep, not to mention music and cell phone if you are so inclined. I'm using a Baehr Versa because I love Baehr after having on my LT and before the economy imploded(pricey $$$$). All audio is routed and prioritized to helmet headsets. Nice. Other solutions include AutoCom and a host of others brands.

Wireless Bluetooth is also available if you are adventurous. I am experimenting with Camos Bluetooth headsets and made it work with the Zumo, Valentine 1 and my iPhone and intercom to the wife. Get a days use on a charge. Had to add a booster to get the audio from the Valentine 1 loud enough to hear over the Zumo stereo music. More info available if you need help with that. Plan on spending another months discretionary income on all this.
I found one switched wire on a large plug near the taillight. I mounted the centec fuse box there under the rear seat. I'll need to look for the one next to the battery. I'm now trying to find the right mounts for my gps and V1.
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