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I just got a 2011 RT and want to hook up my GPS as soon as I get a mount.
My plan was to plug in the GPS power cord into the receptacle.
I was told, however, that there is a power connector in the dash somewhere intended to provide power to a GPS. Be a lot cleaner installation.
Is anyone familiar with where exactly this is located and where it can be accessed?
Appreciate any suggestions.
 

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There is a a connector taped up just under the headstock.If you look up from the floor you will see it taped there.You can get a plug from your dealer or ebay to fit to your gps cable that will fit this connector.
 

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Phil speaks the truth - it's there and there's a special cable from BMW to use it.

However, before you make a decision to buy the cable and use that connection - you need to know it is a switched connection [at least on my 2007]. If you have a reason to keep your GPS powered, you might consider a direct connection to the battery - or a connection through a FuzeBlock or similar - that keeps your GPS alive.

An example is if you ride rallies - you'll want it on all the time you're doing so. If you just need it for "How do I find Aunt Gracies house from here" you probably don't need a constant connection.
 

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You guys are quick. Thanks a lot.
I'll have to look for the cable.
Uhh, Steve......I don't have an Aunt Gracie though.
 

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philh24 said:
There is a a connector taped up just under the headstock.If you look up from the floor you will see it taped there.You can get a plug from your dealer or ebay to fit to your gps cable that will fit this connector.

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You don't have to worry about loosing power to the GPS if you're using a newer Zumo 600 or 660 as after power is lost from the bike the device asks you if you want to stay on and run off of the GPS's battery!

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Just to confuse things, the plug I bought to fit that GPS connector is # 833 0041 3 585. And on my 2010 bike that plug stays hot for 60 seconds after the ignition is turned off. Also when you un tape it there will be a dummy plastic plug in the connector to keep it sealed off.
 

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Does anyone know if this power cable is present on a 2009 R1200RT? If so, is it in the same location? I just bought a new leftover 2009 about 4 months ago and would like to utilize this cable, if there is one on the 2009's.
 
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