Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing


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Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby BSWilkes » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:22 pm



I am trying to install the transmitter on my Wing for a Flash2Pass garage door opener. It has a wiring harness jumper to plug into the high beam wiring harness. I need some direction on how to locate and access the harness. The instructions that came with the transmitter are no help at all. I have removed the fairing pockets on both sides and cannot see the connection. Anyone out there able to provide additional insight on where the high beam wiring harness is and how to get to it? Thanks!
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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby budhead » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:46 pm

I would go to an online oem parts store and search for headlight diagram. I have taken my headlight system off my 2008 to install strobe. I would need to see the connection to better help you.

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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby rob97989 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:48 am

Wilkes - The inside lights are low beam and are accessible from under the front cowl. The outside light are high beam and you need to remove the right side pocket to get access. I removed the light plug from the assembly to have more room to work with the wiring and to make the connection. You connect the F2P to the high beam. I placed their sending unit inside the cowl but when it did not work, moved it to a leather pocket outside the cowl. Still did not work properly.
Let me know if it works. Mine would work, after reset, in the garage only; it did not have enough power/signal to open the garage from outside. I called F2P and got a signal booster which plugs into an electrical outlet and still could not get it to work.
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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby BSWilkes » Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:42 pm

Good news so far! After a call to Electrical Connections who supplied the jumper wiring harness for the F2P transmitter (which was not helpful), I called WingStuff (where I purchased both the F2P and the jumper) and actually found someone who knew what they were talking about. I removed the left glove box, trim, and headlight adjustment panel and found a boot with the needed female end of the wiring harness. It was a bear to get to but I finally wrestled it to the surface and plugged the jumper harness into it. I then installed the transmitter in the left glove box and reassembled the entire left side of the bike fairing. After resetting the receiver to contect to the new transmitter, I tried it and it actually worked!!! from inside my garage. I still have to reassemble the right side of the fairing because the initial instructions from F2P directed me to remove the right glove box and install somewhere in there. I will let you know if it works outside of my garage as intended.

Bottom line - it isn't worth the effort, hassle, and expense to buy the Flash2Pass garage door opener. I asked Electrical Connections why they didn't provide detailed installation instructions (or instructions of any kind) since it only works with a Goldwing GL1800. They replied that they just didn't do it! Wingstuff, in answer to the same question, said that the manufacturer won't provide them and then told them that if it was too much of hassle to sell the product without the proper instructions, then quit selling it. I cannot imagine a company wanting to sell their product would adopt that kind of attitude, but there it is! Ride with a smile! BSWilkes

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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby BSWilkes » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:30 pm

A disappointing update. Flash2Pass works in my garage but the minute I back down the driveway, even 5 feet and close the garage door, it will not reopen it. Apparently, the signal is just not strong enough to penetrate an aluminum-wrapped styrofoam core door. Go figure! I even moved the receiver to the front edge of my garage, positioning it right next to the garage door and still no response when the door is closed. This is one expensive garage door closer, because it certainly doesn't function as an opener! I just don't understand why or how this produt received such high marks in customer reviews.

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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby sunnyorlando » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:40 am

Another way to do this, particularly if you dont use your CB controls is to turn the push-to-tlak button into an flash to pass, and also becomes a garage door opener by using a standard 9v garagge door opener via a relay. All for under $20 and maybe an hours labor (do-it-yourself.)

Open the left hand control assembly be the handle bar and re-route the wiring for the CB P2T to the hi-beam button.
Then using a standard universal garage door opener: Open the remote and jump the button to open the door open button.
Then using a standard SPST relay, connect that to a 12v source - this relay tiggered by the P2T, will pass 12v to the remote. Never need a remote batter again...
You accomplished two things... a free flash to pass and a garage door openener
Thats it... simple, quick and cheap. Will work on any Goldwing (or other bikes) with an unused CB P2T button -

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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:10 pm

Or you could do what I did, drill a tiny hole in an unobtrusive place, and mount a small momentary switch, wired to an old unused garage door transmitter mounted inside the fairing.

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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby captdecker » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:13 pm

I have an gl1500 range is always a ?.....Looking around a while back...there is a video posted that there is hook up wire's for the tranminter under seat for the 1800..easer than going to lights.

http://video.search.yahoo.com/search/vi ... 0&vs=&vm=p

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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby jinx » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:25 pm

Haven't looked at my install in a couple of years but there is a white three pin plug under the seat in the boot behind the relay rack that is the p2t wires. I modified my garage door opener to plug into that connector.

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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby thrasherg » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:01 pm

I did exactly the same thing as wing admin, it works perfectly and cost less than $10.. Much easier than hacking into the wiring loom..

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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby crock4 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:06 pm

I just carry a spare garage door opener in the fairing pocket. When I get home open the pocket door push the button, and park...
Not too high tech, but cheap, and it works every time.
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Re: Flash2Pass transmitter installation on '06 Wing

Postby tech1 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:07 am

I just velcroed an extra opener in my LT fairing box easy to reach and plenty of range.
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