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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 2011, 2:23 pm Thread Starter
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Fuse block and relays

I am about to embark on a fuse block and associatded relay installation as well as maping out the rest of the items I want to install on my 2009 K13. I have been reading the various posts on these topics and they have been very helpful. I am planning to install the following items: 1) Steible air horn 2) motolights 3) high mounted auxialiary lights 4) autocom 5) auxiliary tail lights. In addition possibly a GPS in the future.

From previous posts it appears there is a harness for the parking lights that can be used to trigger the relay for the fuse block. This seems pretty much a plug and play that seems to work rather than splicing into the harness for the fuse block relay trigger wire. Is this a true plug N play that works as advertised?

I beleive what I want to install will also require relays for each installation and thereby have a need to trigger each of these relays as the item is turned on. Can I use a small "power strip" with the original fuse block relay trigger wire attached to it and then wire all trigger wires to this one power strip? Or is there a different appraoch to trigger wires?

Some of the fuse blocks were mounted under the seat and some were mounted over the battery. Is there any advantage or disadvantage to either mounting point?

The Centec fuse block and the Eastern Beaver blocks seemed to be the most popular installations in past posts. What are the advantaged and disadvantage of each fuse block...or what should I consider as most important in my selection process?

Based upon pervious posts I anticipate using either a 50 or 70 amp relary with my fuse block. Any thoughst on which is the preferred choice would be appreciated.

This is my first GT and I'm trading up from a (non-canbus) R1150RT. I'm not well experienced in the electircal side of BMW's and I want to thank you in advance for your help.

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Don't forget the radar detector. I'd put that right after the Stebel.

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This one runs $ 129 but automatically resets. Found at http://www.aerostich.com/powerpak-po...ule-pdm60.html They also have the fuse type always on when switched and another that has 2 modes.
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