Auxiliary power


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Jknoxdmd
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Auxiliary power

Post by Jknoxdmd » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:27 pm



Has anyone installed auxiliary plug next to glove box key lock?
How did you wire it?
New member here with 2 day old Goldwing.

Thanks John



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cihilb
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Re: Auxiliary power

Post by cihilb » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:07 pm

The best way to power the outlet is to use a relay connected directly from the battery with an inline fuse. Use the aux terminals on the fuse box to activate the relay. When the bikes off, there will be no power to the socket.
You can fish a piece of tubing from under the seat to the right pocket along the shelter. I used a piece of 3/8 inch plastic tubing and the pushed the wires through that.
No chance of a short circuit this way.

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Re: Auxiliary power

Post by Jknoxdmd » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:21 pm

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Auxiliary power

Post by raven41951 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:14 pm

Go to cyclemax and buy the aux power and aux input kits.
Next, go to youtube and search for adding aux power and aux input. Watch them.
Install your new aux power and aux input and enjoy.
If you have all the tools and hole drill required it will take less than a half hour.
Basically, you take the left side compartment out, fish out the EXISITING connectors, attach your connectors (after you drill the hole and mount aux power plug) and put the compartment back in.
The instructions even tell you where to drill (front right corner has an X in the right spot).
Piece of cake!

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Re: Auxiliary power

Post by PastoT » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:17 pm

I can't say it exists on a 2016 but my 2002 has an auxiliary switched power connector in the upper right fairing behind the bottom right corner of the speaker. The wire is paired with the ambient air temp sensor in the right upper dash vent. Of course it is limited on current draw so think smart and know what you're using it for, I run my Sirius radio and GPS with it (may be 3.5 amps) I would not exceed 5amps. cihilb has the real solution using an isolated separate circuit from the bike's harness and run with an auxiliary triggered power relay.
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Re: Auxiliary power

Post by raven41951 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:34 pm

you can go through all that, but the 2016 has the connectors in the wiring harness under the left side pocket. Already connected to the switched and fused circuit. All you need do is use them. No removing Tupperware etc. The longest part was finding the correct diameter hole saw. No need to re-invent the wheel on this one.

If you insist, the go ahead and run the wires, but...

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Re: Auxiliary power

Post by DCTruncale » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:59 pm

My 2012 has a power connector, keyed to the ignition switch, under the pocket. You have to remove the left pocket to see it (just pull the 4 rivets - push down in the center to release them). I purchased the official Honda cigarette lighter style power outlet at Wingstuff.com (part #HO08U55MCA101) for $35. It was easy plug & play, with good instructions on how to mount it inside the pocket. I then purchased a cigarette-lighter to USB adapter (Belkin) so I can connect a USB charging cable. Now, I can keep my cell phone, or anything else I need charged while I'm riding. Works great.


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