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post #1 of 7 Old Jan 19th, 2009, 2:14 pm Thread Starter
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White wire ? - PIAA project

I'm in the home stretch on my PIAA 1100X project. Yea!

I've run all my wires under the tank.

On the PIAA harness, theres a switch power wire (thin gauge white wire) that I want/need to tap onto the positive side of the low beam. The instructions say "Find a power source to connect the switch power wire to.

I see a sub-harness connector going into the headlight housing. Is that the best place to tap into?

The botton white wire on that connector traces to the yellow wire running to the low beam lamp.

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I used the the power from the litttle front parking light globe to power my switch. key off no power to switch ensures the lights are not left on.

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I'm about to do the same thing! Access seems easier that the low beam wire too.

Did you use one of these "PIAA one touch connectors?" It seems to be three parts joined as one piece of plastic. I understand how the wires lay in the connector bridge. I assume you separate the other two pieces on top of the bridge...

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Re: White wire ? - PIAA project

I think I figured out the "PIAA one touch connector." One touch it ain't!

Pain in the butt to close it, but I got it done with the help of some needle nose pliers. It sort of folds on itself. Tapped off the little parking light. Good to keep options open.

It would help if PIAA did better with their directions...

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Re: White wire ? - PIAA project

I'd take that "one touch connector" off, solder, shrink wrap and tape. Those connectors impinges the structural integrity of the wire and opens them up to the elements.

There's a reason you don't see a bike come out of the factory with them.



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Good suggestion.

If this thing doesnt work, it'll be the first think I do!

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Re: White wire ? - PIAA project

Grifs spot on that connector will eventually corrode and give you problems, at least they do here in the salty air

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