auxilary outlet


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Geofd
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auxilary outlet

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my auxiliary outlet doesn't work how difficult is it to change out??????



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CrystalPistol
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Re: auxilary outlet

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Where is it located?

Much depends on who wired it and how. Likely was simple hot wire from batt with a fuse, but just a guess.

My '85 had NO oem aux plugs or outlets that I ever found, but I have one in each front pouch, one in top trunk, one in left side saddle bag and they are wired different ways.

Check the aux or accessory fuse in fuse box under storage tray over air filter housing.
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Geofd
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CrystalPistol wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Where is it located?

Much depends on who wired it and how. Likely was simple hot wire from batt with a fuse, but just a guess.

My '85 had NO oem aux plugs or outlets that I ever found, but I have one in each front pouch, one in top trunk, one in left side saddle bag and they are wired different ways.

Check the aux or accessory fuse in fuse box under storage tray over air filter housing.
its about knee high on the right side fairing mines an 86 interstate...looks like it wasn't an add on

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SilverDave
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Re: auxilary outlet

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Those plugs are not forever things. If they don't die from the heat of the cigarette lighter part, rain and moisture can cause corrosion . Replacements fit in so well, that they look like they were OEM , but the 1200 series did not have them originally.

To replace, you gotta take the right glove box inner tray out, and squeeze your hand in there enough to turn the back holding bezel, and free the lighter unit . Might need a small child , or a friend with small hands ... LOL

I use mine for charging my phone , and I updated my left glove box one, with a hard wired 12 volt/ 120 volt inverter to power very low current 120 volt LED Xmas lights, and charge my camera and laptop.

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Re: auxilary outlet

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SilverDave wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:12 pm
Those plugs are not forever things. If they don't die from the heat of the cigarette lighter part, rain and moisture can cause corrosion . Replacements fit in so well, that they look like they were OEM , but the 1200 series did not have them originally.

To replace, you gotta take the right glove box inner tray out, and squeeze your hand in there enough to turn the back holding bezel, and free the lighter unit . Might need a small child , or a friend with small hands ... LOL

I use mine for charging my phone , and I updated my left glove box one, with a hard wired 12 volt/ 120 volt inverter to power very low current 120 volt LED Xmas lights, and charge my camera and laptop.

SilverDave
thanks silverdave!!!!!!!



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