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12v plug and heated vest

Hi I have recently purchased a keiss heated vest and am having issues when trying to use the 12v plug to power it.
I have a 2006 k12gt and am trying to use the 12v plug on the left side of the bike just above the gearbox (I think) it doesn't matter what I do it won't power the vest. I know the socket is live as I use it to charge my phone.
I know the vest works as I have wired it up using the wiring harness that comes with it.
I have tried 2 different plugs now and neither have worked.

Any ideas?
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You need to run a socket straight to the battery. BMW makes a wired socket kit that fills in one of the "blanks" on that same panel where you were trying before. It's fused and avoids the can-bus issue.

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You need to run a socket straight to the battery. BMW makes a wired socket kit that fills in one of the "blanks" on that same panel where you were trying before. It's fused and avoids the can-bus issue.
This is the way required for almost all heated gear, the "stock" BMW socket is limited to 8 amps of current draw according to the manual, anything more and the computer turns the power off. However, the actual maximum current draw allowed is closer to 5 amps.

My heated gear works great connected straight to the battery (fused) but will not work with the "stock" socket.

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