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12th April 2006, 23:47
I've just purchased a pair of Kuryakyn's new LED side-mount license plate lamps. They look pretty trick, but they came w/o any wiring instructions. Each little lamp has a red and black wire, but I'm not exactly sure where to tie them in. Obviously, not at the turn signal since they need to be lit all of the time. Anybody have any experience / advice?? I hate to start splicing at random.
13th April 2006, 00:29
13th April 2006, 01:12
If each has 2 wires, obviously hot and ground. You can remove the seat, get a tester and check your wires at the harness. I wired my license plate lights (all 4) to my turn signals and my saddlebag lights to the front signals which are always on. Stagger your splices, and use heat shrink tubing
13th April 2006, 01:27
Its easy, red is the hot and black is the ground. a simple way to hook them up with out cutting any harness wires is to connect them via the tail light.
take the cover off the tail light and behind the bulb component are the plugs that connect the lights. Find the positive and ground that control the running lights and splice in to that. you can even run the wires under the fender with the other wires.
You dont even have to splice in to the exisiting wires, just make the exposed lead of the wires a little longer and slide the ends in to the female plug. when you re attach the male plug it will be really snug and tight. just make sure any loose threads are cut away so there are no shorts. you can wrap some electrical tape around the plug for extra protection.
13th April 2006, 04:50
Not sure if the 04 is that same as the 05. On my 05, there is an extra 3 pin connector behind the taillight lens. It has ground-tail-stop. The mating connector and the pins are available from HD for few bucks.
17th April 2006, 02:56
thanks everyone, lots of helpful advice.
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