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Running Motolight harness advice needed

I have a new harness from Motolight to use with motolights that were on a 99LT.
Search found several Auto switch installation threads for Motolights but I plan to use switch that I got with harness and would love to not have to remove tank on my 2000LT.
Just what tupperware needs to come off to run harness ends to front under light. Do you suggest left or right side run etc.
I saw one post about coat hanger fish from front but not sure that was for a harness or just wire run.
Any suggestions appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 Old Nov 16th, 2006, 3:22 pm
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I used a wire loom that came with my Wally World 55watt Dual Halogens to a switch just above my headlight adjustment knob. I took off the R-Side tupperware and ran the wires back from the lights under the nose back to the battery connection. No need to take off Gas tank!

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left side upper body panel only. That's how Motolight does most of their installations.



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A suggestion:

Use a quick disconnect at some point during installation, will make it easier one day when you do end up pulling the tank or other work.

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Hey Raffy,
no need to worry about the tank removal. There is plenty of cable with the harnesses sent by Motolight to get away from that. You may have to figure where you'd like to place the excess wires more. Wire ties will help. The left sisde is the prefered side to remove as you already know. Good luck. Should take about 1 hr.
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I have a new harness from Motolight to use with motolights that were on a 99LT.
Search found several Auto switch installation threads for Motolights but I plan to use switch that I got with harness and would love to not have to remove tank on my 2000LT.
Just what tupperware needs to come off to run harness ends to front under light. Do you suggest left or right side run etc.
I saw one post about coat hanger fish from front but not sure that was for a harness or just wire run.
Any suggestions appreciated.
Mick
Mick,

You take off the right side plastic and expose the tank, raise the seat, sight down under the tank on the right side and you will see tunnel like area that you can route up to a 1/2 wire harness fairly easily.

This is best in my opinion for future tank removals. You can ty-rap everything down at a later date.

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Thanks all for the harness advice.
Any suggestions on best switched power source to tap.
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Power Source

I tapped into one of the running lites, then ran the power cord back to a 2nd fuse block I installed.
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Thanks all for the harness advice.
Any suggestions on best switched power source to tap.
Mick
The parking light is a very assessible switched power source for your switch.

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