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post #1 of 7 Old Jun 4th, 2011, 12:57 pm Thread Starter
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Moto Lights & CANBUS

Sorry people, today is question day. Currently the Motolights on my RT is connected through a Phoenix switch, which is powered through a fuse box. Is there a way to have the Motolights turn off when I switch off the key? Currently, the Motolights, as well as the JMCB, gps, and xm radio will stay on for approximately 30 seconds after turning off the key. I do not mind this with the minimal draw devices, but I do not like leaving the Motolights on for an additional 30 seconds.
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There is a switched green (conventional like the LT) wire that feeds the ZFE module. If you tap into that for power to the relay coil the lights will go off when the key goes off. That is where I picked up switched power to my relays on the GS. Looked at the RT diagram and it is the same. I had to dig down to the connector on the ZFE module to find it.

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I left my ignition on for a whole lunch break once and the moto lights on also, with my gel battery, and it didn't even phase it. I really wouldn't worry about a few minutes of lights being on. Now that dice unit being connected for a couple days even when "off" is another story. That dang thing drained my battery. Good luck with your wiring.

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Re: Moto Lights & CANBUS

I have PIAA 35w lights on my RT wired to a 3-way fuse block. I have a bad habit of forgetting to turn my key off when I stop.. My solution was to use the headlight wire as my switched power for the fuse block. This cuts power immediately to the PIAA's and heated gear when I shut the motor off. Just a suggestion.

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Thanks everyone. I like Tom's suggestion the best since I do not know and could not find any reference to the ZFE in John's post.

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Thanks everyone. I like Tom's suggestion the best since I do not know and could not find any reference to the ZFE in John's post.
I switch my driving lights relay from the front running lights using posi lock connectors to tap into the wiring.

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Thanks everyone. I like Tom's suggestion the best since I do not know and could not find any reference to the ZFE in John's post.
The central chassis electronics (ZFE) control unit module is the CAN Bus brain that controls all the loads on the bike. It is usually right next to the motronic brain that controls the engine.

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