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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-19-2015, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for easy switched power at back

I am trying to install an aux. fuse panel, under the seat. I plan to use a relay to trip the power to the fuse panel. I know that some people have said to 'just pick up the power to the rear tail lights', but I cannot seem to find an easy way to do that. Things are very crowded in the tail section and I do not know how/where to find those wires in the mid section.
Is there an easy way to find the hot lead somewhere along under the seat? Is there another switched hot wire that is convenient to tap into?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-19-2015, 03:23 PM
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Wiring and connector under left side of rider's seat behind left side panel. I used a Scorpio plug-n-play harness to take off a switched power feed and a ground so i didn't have to cut into the OEM wires.

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The tail light connector, as coldrider suggested.



The blue wire within white connector.

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need to clarify wires

When I remove the side panels, I find a 6 connector plug and two single wires. The tail lights have a blue and yellow wire set which 'matches'? two of the wires in the 6 wire plug. Next to the 6 wire plug is a pair of heavy blue and black wires. (which would be easy to attach to )
Does anyone know what the blue/black set is used for? Would this be a good pick up place for switched power?
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Black - Ground return
Blue or Blue/red (depending which side of a connector) - Tail/numberplate
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Green - Right turn
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Sorry I am so dense, but

are you referring to the wires in the 6 connector plug, or..
The two separate blue and black wires....and
are the two separate wires the best to tap into?
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If you have a Series III (don't know about the rest), the two separate blue and black wires go to the license plate light. Looks like the blue wire would be a simple, non-critical place to tap power for a fuse box relay.

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Thanks a bunch. That looks like a nice fat, standalone, wire that would be easy to tap into. and, Yes, the bike is a 2014 ES.
I am new to the FJR, but....have been riding for a loooong time.

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Wiring and connector under left side of rider's seat behind left side panel. I used a Scorpio plug-n-play harness to take off a switched power feed and a ground so i didn't have to cut into the OEM wires.
The Admore lighting plug-and-play harness does the same thing. Dunno how much the Scorpio harness costs or whether it can be purchased separately from a kit but the Admore one is about $30 and can by bought separately.

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Thanks everyone for all of the help. I made up a 'patch cord' to go into the blue wire for the tail light. Works good and does not 'cut' any of the original wires.
Thanks again for the advice
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