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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 10:44 pm Thread Starter
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Question Power for GPS

I bought a connector from the BMW shop that is used to power up the BMW GPS unit from the bikes switched power system. Has anyone used this? I'm trying to find out where to plug it in, apparently it is connected up somewhere near the battery. This connector has 3 wires and is a BMW part. I plan to use it to power up my radar detector.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 2007, 10:57 pm
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Dave - On the '06 it's just in front of the battery...cabled tied to the bracket. But, if you want all the details, use the Search function on the bar above and find the threads on this topic; there are several. Saves us from typing too much .
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I installed this connector the day I picked up my GT. It's powering my GPS, V1, and the relay trigger for my Heat-troller. The fact that it retains power after the key is off is annoying, especially when you're parked at a grocery store and the V1 is going nuts. I wish it went hard down when the forks were locked. I'll rewire things into a proper fuse block later, but it does work well enough for now.

I can't find the original post with how to find the connector, but I can type.

To find the connector, pull the two screws on top of the gas tank and remove the battery cover. Look for the body-colored plastic brace that runs across in front of the battery. Run your fingers under it and the metal brace until you feel the connector. You can pull it out just enough to see the zip tie, which you can cut. Pull the safety cover out of the connector, insert the new plug, connect your wires, replace the battery cover and you're done.

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Here is a link that may be useful.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 2007, 5:43 am
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bike adapter

I have one of the adapters with the yellow pigtails and I have found the bike end socket to plug it into. All very neat. However, did I read in one of the previous threads that there is also a bike end connector under the rear seat somewhere ? I can't find it and I am trying to get a wiring diagram to see if there is actually one there.
Can anyone verify if one exists somewhere under the rear seat ?

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