Trunk Lights Turn Off Switch or Timer


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Trunk Lights Turn Off Switch or Timer

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I put some LED lights in the trunk of my 87 GL1200 and want some advice.

Is there a timer type relay and/or fuse that would shut them off automatically?

I would forget sometimes as I had with a little lite I had mounted back there before. When I installed them today I came right off the battery with a fuse to feed the lights. There is a switch that you turn them on with in that trunk.

But is there some kind of a timer that I could install that would turn them off in the event I forgot to?

I had a bit of time to kill while I waited for my tire to be mounted. I'll make the trunk look prettier if it snows again.





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Velcro or glue or etc, a mercury switch up against lid or trunk lid's front wall angled so the mercury runs to closed end when opened. You can put it up in the hump area. Works great!

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Re: Trunk Lights Turn Off Switch or Timer

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CrystalPistol wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:23 pm
Velcro or glue or etc, a mercury switch up against lid or trunk lid's front wall angled so the mercury runs to closed end when opened. You can put it up in the hump area. Works great!

https://www.yellowstartactical.com/prod ... gIN6fD_BwE
Great Idea :idea: CrystalPistol. You gotta be one of the most smartified people I know. :!: I'll give this a try.

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Re: Trunk Lights Turn Off Switch or Timer

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patbrandon1 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:01 am
CrystalPistol wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:23 pm
Velcro or glue or etc, a mercury switch up against lid or trunk lid's front wall angled so the mercury runs to closed end when opened. You can put it up in the hump area. Works great!

https://www.yellowstartactical.com/prod ... gIN6fD_BwE
Great Idea :idea: CrystalPistol. You gotta be one of the most smartified people I know. :!: I'll give this a try.
They work, have used them in cars too, fool proof once the angle is set so switch or mercury crosses contacts at open.
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Re: Trunk Lights Turn Off Switch or Timer

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I used an alarm magnet set, with NC contacts. When the trunk lid (I put them on my saddlebags as well) closes, the contacts open, the lights turn off. It's been in there for many years, still works great.

Something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Make-Break-Magne ... B00CTW3W70



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