ignition hot wire


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ignition hot wire

Postby mybaybe » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:53 am



I am putting in a 6 disk CD player on my 89 goldwing trike, I have a 96 goldwing trike that i am looking at with the same CD player to install it. the wires on the 96 is defferent than the 89, (no wires in the left side pocket). i need to find the ignition hot wire so the radio will cut off when the bike is shut off. I dont want to connect both hot wires from the CD player to the battery, (1 wire (red) should be to the battery and 1 wire (yellow) the ignition wire. how is the best way to hook it up? I would appreciate any help. i have installed radios in cars before severial times, but a bike is alot different.



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Re: ignition hot wire

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:56 am

You've got a couple of options. The correct option is to run a wire from the ACC terminal on your fuse block - this is a switched, fused +12 volt connection that is intended for just what you're doing.

The quick-and-dirty option is to pull voltage from a switched circuit - and there are lots of them. Typically, any solid black wire is switched +12 volts, however it may not necessarily be fused correctly for the application you're using.

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Re: ignition hot wire

Postby mybaybe » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:04 am

I fixed it. I took a 12 volt light and checked the wires comming out of the radio to get my ignition and battery wires, and hooked it up that way. everything is working fine now, except for my back up serging in reverse. thanks for all your help.


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