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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-08-2021, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Fuse Tap for Garmin Zumo XT

What switched circuit should I fuse tap to hardwire a Zumo XT?
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I think (thought?) that my Garmin came with a fused cord. I think I remember attaching it directly to the battery.
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I am comfortable saying that you might be able to tap the Hazard Light circuit which is a 10 Amp fuse. And your hot lead for the GPS should be fuse protected, so you should be good there.

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Fuse Tap for Garmin Zumo XT

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What switched circuit should I fuse tap to hardwire a Zumo XT?
Calboy,

I would guess that any of the heavier-rated fuses will have enough spare power for a Zumo. Check your Owners Manual for the correct fuse ratings, and then choose a likely donor fuse.
Caution: what is actually in the fuse box now may or may not be fuses of the correct ratings. You can download most FJR Owners Manuals on the Internet for free.

Fuse Taps:

https://www.fjrowners.com/forums/1269703-post1.html
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I always connect my Zumo directly to the battery, because it is a complete pain in the ass if your GPS switches off every time you stop during a ride. Then the GPS has to boot up and re-connect to your BlueTooth devices every time. I always remove the GPS from the bike during over night stops, or when parked at home, so there is no danger of the bike's battery going flat, or the unit getting stolen.

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I always connect my Zumo directly to the battery, because it is a complete pain in the ass if your GPS switches off every time you stop during a ride. Then the GPS has to boot up and re-connect to your BlueTooth devices every time. I always remove the GPS from the bike during over night stops, or when parked at home, so there is no danger of the bike's battery going flat, or the unit getting stolen.
^^ This, 100%. It is a total PITA having your gps go off at each and every stop. I wired mine directly to the battery just for that reason.
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I have my 590 wired into the front running lights..(Posi-tap). The lines that come with it DO have a fuse included.

I WANT it to go off when I turn the bike off. Should I go in a store, (or away from the bike for any lengthy time), I don't want it lit up, asked to be stolen...

If I don't want it turned off for any reason, you push the button that's comes on asking "to leave it on" (when it gives you 10 seconds shutting down)..

As for re-boot, mine boots up before I leave the driveway and isn't an issue.

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I disconnected my glove box lock solenoid and wired my Zumo to its wiring.
I rarely keep anything of value in it and have been inconvenienced more than once by having to dig my keys out of my jacket to grab something I left in it, so I dont mind it not being locked, thats what bags are for.
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I used the wire to the charging receptacle in the glove compartment for my Garmin 396. It's a switched wire and has enough gumption for the GPS. I park the bike indoors, so I just leave the Garmin on it while parked. For that reason I want it to go off and on with the switch. It goes off a few seconds after I kill the switch unless I tell it not to. Then it comes back on next time I turn the ignition back on and picks up right where it left off. I've put 3000 mile trips in it, and it never misses a beat.
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My 590 is on all the time, wired into my aux. fuse box to manage all my aux. devices. When certain BT connections rely on which order they are powered up (headsets... BT is flaky), best leave it on. I do shut it off when home for the day, or take it out of the cradle.
Previous GPS would get all confused if booted up with ignition switched power, solved by always on.

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