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Old 08-27-2014, 02:18 PM   #1
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Auxiliary Light Wiring

Anyone here wanna tell me on how to hook my new Auxiliary light to an ignition switch? I have 2014 1200GSw. I bought a set of Trail Tech and the wiring kit that came with it hook direct ti the battery terminal. I'd to be able to wire it on ignition switch so I don't have to worry about turning the switch on/off. I'm new to BMW and not that good abhout electrical. Although people tell it's easy.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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You have several options. You can wire directly to the switched power on the headlight (someone will chime in with the color code) or you can run to the Canbus. I wired my 07 GS aux lighting to the rear running light (forget the color code)

Best advice I can give it to make sure the connection is as weatherproof as possible. I've had a few issues/error codes as a result of my wiring
Also, if you move your post to the GS-specific thread, there will be all sorts of people to help
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:01 PM   #3
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If you use a relay (basically an electrical switch) you can still wire through the relay then straight to the battery.

The "trigger wire" can be the taillight positive wire.

When you start the bike the taillight (running light, not the brake light) sends a signal to the relay to complete the circuit from the auxiliary lights to the battery.

Confusing? Others will be along with better or different details.

Oh yeah- if the kit came with those blue or red "scotch" connectors- throw them away. Get yourself some T-taps. Aerostich & White Horse Gear have them.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:04 PM   #4
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Also, if you move your post to the GS-specific thread, there will be all sorts of people to help
I will do that.

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If you use a relay (basically an electrical switch) you can still wire through the relay then straight to the battery.

The "trigger wire" can be the taillight positive wire.

When you start the bike the taillight (running light, not the brake light) sends a signal to the relay to complete the circuit from the auxiliary lights to the battery.

Confusing? Others will be along with better or different details.
Yes I am. Like I said, I am not good in electrical.
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