hooking up trailer lights


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beachbuddy0253
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hooking up trailer lights

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is there any way to tap into the harness on a 2010 wing to hook up the trailer lights my friend is letting me use his trailer but he uses 4 relays to hook up to his 2001 wing ????


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The best way would be to purchase the plug and play harnesses for this. That way you do not butcher the wiring on your wing.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... 120/147725
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Agreed. But.......
The link is for 2012 and up won't work with his 2010.
themainviking wrote:The best way would be to purchase the plug and play harnesses for this. That way you do not butcher the wiring on your wing.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_ ... 120/147725
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This says 2010. Maybe help? If not I would go directly to Show Chrome and talk to them. They seem to have this down. themainviking has the right idea here. Wonder who is the secondary viking?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Show-Chrome-Ele ... 51d58c1448

$69 is a bit pricey for some wire and a thingy, but so are 1800s.
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I tried to do without an adapter on my '02 1800, the bike's wiring cannot carry the additional load to properly make the standard 4 wire stop lamps light up.

I bought the Isolator relay harness and the 5 to 4 wire adapter so the job can be done correctly.
that way, the trailer's lights are powered directly from the battery at full voltage.
and the relays isolate the lights from the bike's wiring.

it is plug and play, simple instructions, and worth every penny.

I bought mine from CycleMax.... just be sure to order the correct Isolator for your year model bike. there are two versions.
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newday777 wrote:Agreed. But.......
The link is for 2012 and up won't work with his 2010.
Sorry bout that... try here

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Hoosier Jack wrote:Wonder who is the secondary viking?
Somebody from Norway who signed up to the site and never came back. His nic is "Viking" so I could not have it. Ergo, "the main Viking" because I am here. :lol:


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