Accessory Wiring Question

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Accessory Wiring Question

Postby fnickel » Sun May 19, 2013 6:41 am

'92 1500SE that I bought last fall. While replacing front tire and brake pads and fork seals, I noticed that there were small gauge wires with transparent yellow insulation attached to the front brake lines. The wires had been cut off. On further investigation, I found that these ran from the front left pocket. A toggle switch had been wired in there, and the source of the power was from the accessory terminal on the fuse box under the left side of the seat. Does anyone have an idea what these wires might have powered? Is this a common add-on that is done? If I was to guess, I'm thinking that there was some extra lighting on the front wheel area, and possibly some extra speakers that these wires might have powered. Anyway, I think I was getting some electrical shorts from these wires. Some of them had shorted out and melted, and my battery had run down. I finally just removed them from the accessory terminal in the fuse box.

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Re: Accessory Wiring Question

Postby wingpilot08 » Sun May 19, 2013 7:18 am

The PO could have had some fork lights or Rings of Fire on the front wheel...
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Re: Accessory Wiring Question

Postby Fiberthree » Mon May 20, 2013 10:13 am

wingpilot96 wrote:The PO could have had some fork lights or Rings of Fire on the front wheel...

+1 on that.
With some of the add-ons I have done I have drawn the schematic for future reference and keep a copy with the owners manual.

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