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2016 Gen III Driving Light relay high beam trigger wire tap

Hi all. I have a 2016 FJR1300AP (led lights and 6spd) and I am trying to add in Driving lights (hoglights 40W) but, unlike the non-led bikes, I cannot trigger the relay properly so that the driving lights come on/off when high beam/pass is selected.

In Australia, the lamp/s must be wired through a switch so they can only come on when the main-beam (high beam) headlamps are turned on, and must automatically turn off when the main-beam headlamps are turned off. The switch must be wired so that the driving lamps can be switched off while the main-beam headlamps remain on.

I have tried the yellow (and the blue/black) wire from the LHS switch and similarly the 2 yellow wires in the fitting to the right of the light control units but all these are live on low beam and off on high beam. Considering that, I tried a change over relay but that did not work as expected.

My question to those far more knowledgeable on the way 2016s, is where/how can I connect the driving light switch to a suitable high beam trigger?

Hoglights don't come with wiring harness so it's a DIY gig.

Any help is much appreciated.
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Hi all. I have a 2016 FJR1300AP (led lights and 6spd) and I am trying to add in Driving lights (hoglights 40W) but, unlike the non-led bikes, I cannot trigger the relay properly so that the driving lights come on/off when high beam/pass is selected.

In Australia, the lamp/s must be wired through a switch so they can only come on when the main-beam (high beam) headlamps are turned on, and must automatically turn off when the main-beam headlamps are turned off. The switch must be wired so that the driving lamps can be switched off while the main-beam headlamps remain on.

I have tried the yellow (and the blue/black) wire from the LHS switch and similarly the 2 yellow wires in the fitting to the right of the light control units but all these are live on low beam and off on high beam. Considering that, I tried a change over relay but that did not work as expected.

My question to those far more knowledgeable on the way 2016s, is where/how can I connect the driving light switch to a suitable high beam trigger?

Hoglights don't come with wiring harness so it's a DIY gig.

Any help is much appreciated.
Same trigger wires, you just need to have a relay with a "normally closed" contact instead of the usual "normally open".
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DPDT switch will let you meet that requirement while giving 2 options for when not a MOT. Always off. Always on. On with high beam.


At that point you've already done about 99% of the work. The DPDT switch is a simple part swap for high-beam-only and 1 or 2 extra, low-voltage wires.

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