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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2010, 1:32 pm Thread Starter
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GPS powered plug ?

I need a switched power source for some aux lights I want to add. Can anyone tell me where I can find it on the bike ? Thanks

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Power source

Easiest is the GPS plug right behind the yoke. It takes some work but the marker lights up front are switched also. Both of these can be used to activate a relay. The power for lights should be fused and come from the battery through the relay to the lights themselves.

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I need a switched power source for some aux lights I want to add. Can anyone tell me where I can find it on the bike ? Thanks
Do a search here. There was a post on the GPS wires and what color wire does what.

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It all depends on when you want the relay block to turn on/off.

You can use the Red/White wire from the GPS plug that is On with the key and Off ~60 seconds after the key. Or if you want Off with the key, use either the extra power socket on the left side of the bike, or the parking light up near the headlight (for which there is a plug & play harness available). Some guys have used the tail light as a relay trigger (for fuse blocks under the seat), but this is also a pulsed DC signal (to make the rear running lights) which only goes to full 12V brightness when the brakes are applied.

Or, if you want On when the engine starts (as opposed to when the key is turned on) then you can trigger off the Low Beam light, although this does require splicing in to the existing wiring.

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Installed the lights, used the power from the GPS plug. No relay needed since the lights are LED's and draw so little power. The lights are very small bullets about an inch long and not quite the diameter of a dime. They are very bright for their size and "twinkle" when on. The
pic's don't do the lights justice.The lights look blue in the pic's but match the stock HID headlight perfectly.
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