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No. It looks like the connector to the lower right on this adapter:



It's grey, on a red wire. You may have to fish around under the frame behind the seat, to find it.
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I used a relay straight off the battery like Folkie said, works great.
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The advantage of using the B+ connector instead of going straight from the battery is that it goes through the Maxi Fuse. Take that one fuse out, and everything's disconnected.
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Take power from the B+ connector under the back of the seat. Put an inline fuse in the feed you take for the connector. Use a relay powered by the orange/white ignition switched accessory circuit (eg from the lighting connector in the same area as where you find the B+ conector), so that the feed is only live when the ignition is on (otherwise you may accidentally leave the grip heater on and drain the battery).



That's for a 2004+. If you have a 2003 or earlier, there is no B+ connector. Instead use the silver terminal of the circuit breaker inside the electrical side cover.
I'm curious about the 03 and earlier, I'll have to pull off the fuse box and investigate what you are referring to

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Don't really know about the '03 and earlier, but that's what Harley say to do.
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Yea I’ll have to find the harness. Folkie, do you know which harness will work on the 05? I was at the dealership and the guy said that none of the, would work. He had that one in the picture you posted as well.
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The one in the pic is for 2004+, but what it does is provide multiple connectors, instead of just one. You can either get a plug to put on your wire, so you can plug into the socket that's there on the red wire, or forget the socket and just splice into the red wire.
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A bit more work, possibly, but I had an empty "way" in my OEM fuse box, unpopulated with any metal contacts.
I got a pack of new contacts for the OEM box, and populated the empty way(s) with new terminals. Put my accessories on that. Think it was an unstitched feed I used....via the main big fuse of course
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The one in the pic is for 2004+, but what it does is provide multiple connectors, instead of just one. You can either get a plug to put on your wire, so you can plug into the socket that's there on the red wire, or forget the socket and just splice into the red wire.
Thanks so much. Do you have a part number? Also, as I understand it, by wiring to this connector, it is always live and not operated by the key?
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