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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-03-2019, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Gen 3 STS Smart Turn Signal Installation

There are a large number of these threads but I thought I would create one specifically for the Gen 3.

I'm at the stage where I've found a location for the STS box, ground wire (battery terminal), and switched positive (fuse tap on hazard fuse). Now the hard part, finding the 3 wires I need to cut. I believe (because the instructions say so) the wires are dark green, brown, and light brown/white. If you've looked under the windshield (which is where everybody agrees is where you want to tap into wires) you know there are a ton of wires and connection boxes there. My strategy was just to pull back wire until I found the proper colored ones. However nowhere did I see those 3 colors. It turns out that there is no one set of colored wires that fit all models of Yamahas.

So, I asked STS support and they said that instead of green use white/yellow, instead of brown/white use blue/red, and substitute Chocolate with white/black. (Note these are the motorcycle wire colors, not the STS unit wire colors.) (This was confirmed by Rayzerman and FjrjrF below.)

You can go checking all the many connectors for these colors but some of these are very difficult to pull apart. Fortunately, in another thread, RaYzerman had shown a photo of his install and if you look carefully you can see the connector he worked with. Further, Bryan Glynn of TwoWheelObsession has a video on how he would go about doing this job and he shows very clearly he is opening the same connector that RaYzerman worked with. Good enough for me.

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Here is where I plan on putting the STS box:

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/10-...rn-signal.html

Post number 17.

I borrowed that idea from RERJr, although I am not sure that he actually went ahead and mounted his there. There's no way to zip tie it so I will have to use double-sided tape. I'll also have to run the wires toward the back and then loop them around and up.

If this doesn't work, I may just extend the wires to the glove box and run them up from the hole in the bottom and attach the box to the inside bottom (or maybe outside bottom would work).
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Okay, I split the black 10 pin connector and then pulled back the black protective sheath on the right side of it. There are nine wires with these colors.

blue/red
white/yellow
brown/blue
white/black
green/blue
yellow/black
orange/white
white/blue
black/white

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10-way connector 2013-15, then I think '16 went to a 13-way. Wire colours below, had to go back into some notes I made at the time. You can check the wires with a multimeter.....



Turn signal power Blu / Red
Left signal circuit Wht / Blk
Right signal Circuit Wht / Yel

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Perfect. This agrees with Bryan Glynn, except he says white/brown instead of white/black. Since there IS no white/brown I think he made a mistake or couldn't see properly.

With a multimeter, I'll see voltage between the pin and ground when I turn on the left and right signals? What about the "power" or what STS calls the "signal" wire? Will I see voltage there when both (either) left or right is selected? Or am I just checking for continuity between the handlebar switch and the same colored wires at the connector?

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If one wanted to do this on a gen 3 version ('13-'15) with a connector by-pass as noted in an earlier thread on the other forum, then Eastern Beaver sells this exact connector male and female. I bought the L version and possible wire it up this weekend. Half-way down the page is the 10 wire connector.

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/El...025/ts025.html

It is what Ray stated earlier. The way I will configure it in that bundle, remember you have to intercept 3 of the path of wires in that bundle. This is my opinion from the service manual wiring diagram and what I see in the 10 wire connector. DO NOT confuse the black/white wire with the white/black wire in the bundle. REMEMBER: the color goes as: wire color/stripe color

From the handlebar:
STS purple to white/black from handlebar
STS brown to Blue/Red from handlebar
STS white to white/yellow from handlebar

To the turn signals:
STS yellow to white/yellow to signal
STS blue to blue/red to signal
STS green to white/black to signal
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Good info, I could not find the 10-way connectors when I was doing it. If you have a 13-way, it appears EB has that one too.
I suppose if I was ambitious, I'd re-do mine with the proper connectors, but it is totally fine the way it is.

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Okay, I got the electrical done and got the flash I was looking for. On to the switch part.

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Here are some photos:

















Below: The hazard fuse is at the bottom of the pic.




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Note, after you plug in the Add-a-fuse put one lead of your multimeter on the other end of the wire and the other lead on the negative terminal of the battery and then switch on. If you don't see 12 volts then turn the Add-a-fuse the other direction.

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