12 volt accessory for garmin


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12 volt accessory for garmin

Postby ricksmith » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:10 am



There is a plug in spot under the left front fairing compartment and it does not seem live.
2000 Goldwing SE. Help want to place in the accessory. Is there a connection elsewere to make these available plugs live.


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Re: 12 volt accessory for garmin

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:16 pm

Might be helpful if you told us what year and model bike you're talking about.

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Re: 12 volt accessory for garmin

Postby ricksmith » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:46 am

Bike. 2000 Honda goldwing SE

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Re: 12 volt accessory for garmin

Postby Texas Viking » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:50 am

I hard wired my Garmin to my bike, plugged it in and fried it....smoke pouring out all over...

Come to find out the cigarette lighter plug reduces the voltage from 12volt to 5volt or something like that.
Garmin replaced it for $59.00 which wasn't bad... I bought a new plug, wired another cigarette lighter plug (female) under the front fairing. I then plugged the male Garmin into it and used a bunch of PVC tape to waterproof the whole thing... Works great and I didn't need the extra power or cigarette plug...

So be careful and check to make sure the male power plug is not also a voltage reducer...


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