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post #1 of 10 Old Mar 10th, 2008, 7:00 pm Thread Starter
 
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How to power relay box for accessories?

On my GS, I powered the Touratech relay with the front headlight "hot" wire. Can anyone tell me the convenient way to power this relay on the LT please?
I want to connect my accessories to it.

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post #2 of 10 Old Mar 10th, 2008, 7:14 pm
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Re: How to power relay box for accessories?

I have the centech fuse panel on order. Plan to run the relay from the rear heated seat wires.
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Re: How to power relay box for accessories?

Hmmm. Haven't thought of that. Is that powered only when the "on" switch is on?
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Re: How to power relay box for accessories?

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Hmmm. Haven't thought of that. Is that powered only when the "on" switch is on?
Yes, otherwise a lot of us would have dead batteries!

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post #5 of 10 Old Mar 10th, 2008, 8:39 pm Thread Starter
 
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Re: How to power relay box for accessories?

oops. That's right. thanks for the tip.
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Re: How to power relay box for accessories?

Would you happen to know what color wires I would tie into on that connector? thanks
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There are only two, and the brown is ground.

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Re: How to power relay box for accessories?

My bike was not prewired for heated seats, so I went into the bike's fuse boxes with a circuit tester and found a switched wire. I then used a Posi-Tap to attach the relay trigger wire. It was a striped wire but I don't recall the color.
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thanks. I ended up using the headlight "hot" wire.
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Re: How to power relay box for accessories?

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I have the centech fuse panel on order. Plan to run the relay from the rear heated seat wires.
My '05 has 4 wires going to the pillion heated seat, gray, brown, black, and green. Do you know which one is the switched hot lead?
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