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On my 2016 FJR I was entertaining installing two 12VDC mini (1") led side markers in place of the two rear side reflectors. My initial plan was to splice into the license plate light harness although not sure whether it would pose a load issue or not as the plate harness two wires are of fairly small gage. Any opinions on this idea. The LEDs I'm looking to install are two wire non self grounding. Without looking at a wiring diagram I'm guessing the purple wire of the plate light lead is the + and the black/white is the ground. I would confirm before install of course. Not sure of the rated amp draw of the mini's I've chosen as those specs weren't listed. Similar ones spec theirs at .050 amp at 12.8 VDC. Any and all input is welcome.

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Lemme know how that works out for ya when you figure it all out... I've been considering something similar to the "fleckers" on my saddle bags.

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I’d go with the plug and play harness from Admore and use the wires coming off that. No need to cut any of the factory wiring then.
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Id go with the plug and play harness from Admore and use the wires coming off that. No need to cut any of the factory wiring then.

Just the type of excellent advice I was hoping for Bill. I've located that very item and it appears it's only around $29.00..... You wouldn't also happen to know the exact location this little jewel plugs into would ya'?

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Admore harness ordered. Should be here in a week or so. Hoping it will come with moron friendly installation instructions. Otherwise ,I'd be eager to hear from anyone who has installed one.
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Admore harness ordered. Should be here in a week or so. Hoping it will come with moron friendly installation instructions. Otherwise ,I'd be eager to hear from anyone who has installed one.
Yours may differ a little being Gen3 but on my Gen2- under the left side cover, where the air filter is, just aft of it. Unplug factory lighting harness. Plug in Admore harness. Extra wires for accessories. I ran my wires down the left side going aft with the factory wiring.

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It’s still behind the left panel (2014, 201. Fairly easy install. The part of the harness that serves the tail section connects to the front part around mid bike on the left side. If you hit a snag and I have time, I’ll pull my panel off and take a picture. You won’t need it. If I can do it, believe me, anyone can.

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The Admore harness will give you all the duplicate circuits, however if the "LED reflectors" are what I think they are, no problem tapping in to the licence plate wires.. You can also tap in to the tail light wire (blue) for power...

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Yours may differ a little being Gen3 but on my Gen2- under the left side cover, where the air filter is, just aft of it.
The comment about thin wires plus being 2016 with factory LED taillights raises a question of whether the brake lights are 12v. Have not looked in a couple years but did not remember a brake light controller or any box for dropping voltage. Just saying one should probe and verify before doing anything permanent.

Also verify whether high side is switched on/off or the low (ground) side.

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Helpful input from all. I'll check tomorrow sometime behind the left side panel for the connector. I'm assuming that the Admore harness connector simply plugs inline with the existing one and provides extra wires for the add ons that I will run aft to the auxiliary LEDs.

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