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PostSubject: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeWed 24 Apr 2019, 20:34

Today I fixed some new spot lights on the underside of the front fairing above the mudguard, found a live feed (when ignition is on) behind the front "V" it was a White wire & I think it is fed to headlights from what I could see. Found a nice earth also and connected the spots up, switched on ignition as I did in the test (when looking for a live feed when ignition is on) and...............you guessed it the 15 amp headlight fuse blew. Now I know I should use a relay but my brain is getting old and cant remember how to wire a relay up in order to do it right. These are the spots

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Motorcycle-Motorbike-LED-Spot-Lights-Fog-Driving-Light-Daytime-Running-Light/223383372179


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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 03:48

Those lights should not blow the fuse, you might have a short.
I had 4 of them running from the headlight connector without issue.

The way I connected them was with a 4" headlight harness extender, also on Fleabay.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 10:20

Thanks Sidewinder Pilot, I am going to get a Relay unit today to see if that will work.
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 11:52

Nah, relay will make no odds bud, you've got it wrong somewhere, did you connect the red or the black off the lights to the white off the loom ?  I'm fairly sure that the lamp body is eathed on those is earthed, so wiring incorrectly with the lamps mounted directly or indirectly on any earthed part of the bike will blow the fuse.

White is live feed to dip beam .......... connect to red off lamp

Green is common earth ................... connect to black off lamp
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 11:57

The Bern
Top man, thank you so much for that info, it was doing my head in (done it so many times years ago but went "Blank") I love this Forum, thanks again Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 15:53

TROUBLE
Triple checked connections.
Red from Spots to "White" on Dipped wire
Black from Spots to "Green" wire on Dipped wire
15amp Headlight fuse keeps blowing (3 now)

So I connected the Red from spots to the wire feeding the Heated grips I put in last week and they worked perfectly, and POOOF the whole bike is dead now, no ignition lights on at all, gone through every fuse under the seat and put in identical one to match it, still bike is dead as a Do-Do, are there anymore fuses anyware please.

Thanks in advance
Kev Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 16:09

Breedin' Nora bud, I'm guessing you must have an internal fault on at least one of those lights Shocked Yes there is a 30 amp fuse hiding behind the left hand body panel, give me a couple of min's & then check your PM inbox
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 16:13

Thanks Bern
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 16:16

Should be with you now Kev might help with dianosing this Happy Holiday
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 16:22

On it, many thanks Bern thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 16:53

All done, it was the 30amp fuse behind the left side panel, lucky there was a spare in the slot.

Many thanks to Bern for his help on this problem. thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 18:59

You're most welcome Kev, on here we all try to help each other when we can, it's what we do bud Happy Holiday
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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeThu 25 Apr 2019, 19:05

I'm learning that Bern, I will re think the Spot Light problem, the thing is that they work perfectly straight from the battery, so I may end up wiring from there via a fused relay and a switch, not ideal but that's life. Many thanks again mate, appreciate your help.

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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeWed 01 May 2019, 10:08

Before I have sussed this wiring problem out, I have dismantled them, whilst out yesterday I noticed a strange vibe through bars when turning bike around in a car park (sort of 4 point turn), got home and noticed loads of scratches on front mudguard, so I can only assume when I braked on the maneuvering the sudden stop and turning of bars causing the light's to rub on the mudguard making the scratches😢  So I'm thinking of putting on the mudguard bolt, but the only thing that concerns me is how to run the cable up as not to interfere with the shocks !!

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PostSubject: Re: Wiring up Spotlights   Wiring up Spotlights I_icon_minitimeWed 01 May 2019, 20:47

Sorted with a new position and all working good, thanks to all that helped me, will try out later when it gets dark Smile Smile
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