12 volt accessory plug


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12 volt accessory plug

Postby WB5RAG » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:47 pm



does anyone have pictures or information relating to the 12 volt "cigarette" lighter plug to be used as power for GPS or the like and where it should be installed on a 2012 goldwing?



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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:16 pm

It mounts inside the left fairing pocket, and plugs into an existing factory harness that you'll find once you remove that pocket:


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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby WB5RAG » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:20 pm

thanks for the info. i had one mounted in my 02 but it was a little difficult to get to and i wasn't sure about this new one. will check it out and thanks again.

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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby riff1006 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:54 am

Here's a pretty good video on it. I bought the plug last night for 12 bucks and it comes with instructions on how to do it with the video.

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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby Red Ron » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:18 am

If the '12 is like previous models there is also place to mount and pre-existing harness in the lid of the trunk. I have mounted in both places. However in both cases, it is only good for 3 or 5 amps. Anything higher, such as a small air pump, may fry the circuits. I think there are other stuff on the circuit in the left pocket besides this power outlet. For that reason I ran the one in my trunk straight to the battery and wired in a 15 amp fuse.

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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby WB5RAG » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:44 pm

thank you guys so very much - i hard wired one in my 2002 but used it to plug in the battery charger in the wintertime but i have since traded it and have the new 2012.

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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby neb2n » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:32 am

I installed a 15amp power outlet in the trucnk; fused and wired to the battery. This outlet is capable of supplying power to a air compressoror if necessary. The outlet in the left fairing pocket is only 5amps. :D

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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby WB5RAG » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:53 am

very good, i appreciate all the comments. Now my next task is to find a way to hook my Amateur Radio up to be able to use it through the circuitry as opposed to the CB, i.e. wish i had the schematic for how the CB hooks up and could use the PTT switch and other things that way.

great comments and i will check the trunk to see if i can find that one.

thanks again fellas.

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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby riff1006 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:48 pm

Took me all of about 10 minutes to install that. Now I just need to figure out where to route my GPS cable when plugging into the 12v in the left fairing pocket. Any suggestions?

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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby 2008retiredplb » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:25 pm

riff1006 wrote:Took me all of about 10 minutes to install that. Now I just need to figure out where to route my GPS cable when plugging into the 12v in the left fairing pocket. Any suggestions?


If you are talking about the power cable, hook it directly to a fused power location that is only powered when the key is on or at accessory. I installed a added power distribution block just behind the battery and a grounding block both from Electrial Connections. The power block only has power when the key is on or in the accessory position. It also has 6 fused circuits so you can install other accessories through a fused connection. That way if you forget to turn something off it will not run your battery down and all circuits are protected by separate fuses.
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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby WB5RAG » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:46 pm

i've gotta add that i wired a connector on my 2002 and through the winter i plugged a trickle charger in to keep the battery up while not riding - made it easier to start in the cold weather by having a battery charged up too. I am looking at the RAM mount to be able to connect a handie talkie (ham radio operator), gps, or my sirius radio up, depending on how i am going to ride. the accessory plug in the left pocket will come in handy.

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Re: 12 volt accessory plug

Postby MikeB_30 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:46 am

I used it all the time to charge my cell phone when we were in Yellowstone last week.
Not sure I would try to run anything large off of it though.




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