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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2011, 8:46 am Thread Starter
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switched power

hi, im looking to take power from a switched sauce on my k1300gt.im thinking of the heated seat switch,could someone tell me what colour wire i need to tap into?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2011, 10:35 am
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Generally, BMW uses Brown for ground wires. So find the brown wire, then use the other one.

This is a case where a multi-meter comes in really handy . . .

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On the 13GS up under the handle bars is an access cover for the battery. Near the top on the right is a small bundle of wires that are not connected to anything. You will find a accessory on hot conductor there.

Be carful, that conductor is supplied from the CAN buss system and is very low voltage and can not take much of a load. Also note that the CAN buss system, when using this conductor will delay turning off the power for about a minuet after the ignition is switch turned off. CAN means 'Controller Area Network' and was developed by Bosch in 1980. Most new vehicles use this system and it is becoming increasingly difficult to install after-market products.

I connected a Centeck AP1 auxiliary power fuse panel with an AP170R wiring kit with relay for all my electrical stuff to this conductor. http://www.centechwire.com The CAN buss has enough voltage to trigger the relay to energize the fuse panel directly off the battery. I mounted the AP1 up under the left faring near the ABS controller valve; where there is a large unused space.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2011, 11:36 am
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Randog is correct, the Centech fuse panel has been around for years and works well. Thanks to this site I was turned on to the Fuzeblock which I think is a better option. Check out:

http://www.cyclenutz.com/Fuzeblock-F...FZ-1_p_92.html

Doesn't get any easier than this.
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