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Auxilliary lamps wiring

Hi guys. Just bought some small auxilliary lamps for my LT. I found a harness on ebay that has the relay, fuse holder, dual H3 connectors, battery leads and a three pin connector that is obviously designed to plug in somewhere. It originally came off a '00 LT, same as mine.
Any ideas wher the 3 pin connector plugs in? This subject is probably answered somewhere on the site, but after days of sifting the forums and tech stuff, I decided to ask in here.

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Can you post a pic of the connector? Having had a hand in farkling a number of LTs I can't recall anyplace a unique connector to drive a set of lights would be, but that doesn't mean it isn't real.

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Re: Auxilliary lamps wiring

Sorry, never thought about the pics. But thanks for the interesting emoticons!!!

try these pics. It;s actually a Hella setup

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It does not look OEM to me...I assume that the "special" comes off the relay????? I can only assume that the relay was run to a switched power source or just a switch. As for the special connector, maybe it is as simple as that was a connecter that the previous owner had...

From the looks of it, you have a direct (to the battery) power and ground.with the relay, you need to run a switch, or run it to a switched lead. My 1000x are slaved (switched) to the high beam. Whereas my hella's are slaved to the seat heat lead. Bike off, relay(s) off, no drain when bike is not on...



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try these pics. It;s actually a Hella setup

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My Hella push button switch that has a light in it has a three pin connector????

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Sorry, never thought about the pics. But thanks for the interesting emoticons!!!

try these pics. It;s actually a Hella setup

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The blue connectors in the 3rd picture look like the ones used with HID kits and not something you would normally find with H3 halogen kits.
Do you still have the eBay ad so we can look at what you bought?

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No, The ad is inaccessible since I bought the harness. Actually, the switch theory is sound. When I get it, I will hook it up (to a remote battery!) and see what comes through
the harness pin outs. I figured a pre made harness for 50 bucks that needed a little McGuyvering was a pretty fair deal.
Thanks a lot for all the inputs. BTW, off topic, I had my cherry popped a couple of weeks ago. The bike I bought hasn't been serviced to any great standard, so I decided to change the air filter.
Dear God !!!! I thought the Germans had a reputation for practicality and common sense!
I now have a pile of parts that would choke a car crusher, and about at last count, 15,000 bolts.
I am now re-engineering the bike as per all the recommendations in this site.
I honestly feel that the maintenance on this machine is not for someone with a faint heart, small tool kit or has previously owned a 1972 CB750.
If I wasn't a mechanic and been biking for 30 years, I probably couldn't afford to take this bike into the shop.

Thanks for the advice, people. keep the blue side up.

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