Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Re: Anyone add aux lights to their side bags?
I haven't installed the Alpena Tail Litz but I did function-test the wiring and discovered the proper method of wiring due to CANBUS tail/brake light single wire operation.
The LED strip (unfortunately a red strip) has five wires: wire to ground (earth if you must), wire to constant power for the turn signal function, wire each for running lights, turn signal, and brake lights. Wiring will be as follows: constant power and running light wires to rear power port power. Brake light wire to the single lead powering both the tail and brake lights; this lights only the brake LEDs. Turn signal wire to signal power. And ground to any good ground point or wire.
I was concerned with the single-wire tail/brake operation for the running and brake lights being separate leads, but the above method works.
I like the brake light function as it strobes three times and then is on solid. The turn signal is sequential which will be a bit odd as the strip will be mounted vertically resulting in the sequencing running from top to bottom.
Maybe my attachments will work!
Edit to add: my video did not attach.
Last edited by Joe's '06 RT; Aug 19th, 2016 at 8:20 pm.