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Help with wiring spotlights to run with daytime LED
« on: March 11, 2015, 01:39:59 pm »
Can anyone help with a diagram of how to wire spotlight (10W LED) to run with the daytime running light on the LC (also LED)?

From what I understand I also need a relay.

Pictures and diagrams will help.

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Re: Help with wiring spotlights to run with daytime LED
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 03:39:36 pm »
I also would like confirmation. As I understand you need a separate relay.

Saw this nifty relay box on Advrider.com I think. Could not yet find anything similar locally at a better price. If anybody can advice?

http://www.sporttour.com/products/3781-Denali-PowerHub2-Fuse-Block-Wiring-Harness-for-Motorcycles/
 

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Re: Help with wiring spotlights to run with daytime LED
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 03:46:27 pm »
Maybe this will help.....
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Re: Help with wiring spotlights to run with daytime LED
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 03:51:26 pm »
Thanks guys. Makes more sense now.

So I'd still need to tap into the daylight running circuit? To switch the spotlights that is.
 

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Re: Help with wiring spotlights to run with daytime LED
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 04:34:03 pm »
You can tap into the daylight circuit, but then the spot lights will only work when your High beam is on. I bought a RE switch from a member on the BMW Club Cape Town (Kim Heptinstall <kim.heptinstall@tess.co.za>). This is a 3 channel relay Switch with "dip switches" on each channel where you can chose if you want power to your accessories only if the ignition is on or if there must always be power to the accessories. I connected my spots with a inline handlebar switch and set the dip switch so that the spotlights will only come on a couple of seconds after the ignition is turned on and it will switch off a couple of settings after the ignition is turned of. I the also have the option to switch the spot lights on and of from the handlebar switch. My GPS and the 12v power socket is connected through the RE Switch so that there is always power on it. Each channel on the RE Switch have its own fuse as well. The switch cost me R700 if I recall correctly and Kim will supply you with all the necessary cables, isolation tape, cable ties and also a very easy DIY installation guide.

The cheaper option is to buy a spotlight loom with relay and switch from Midas/Autozone and connect it to your spotlights. I prefer to be able to switch my spotlights on and of on its own and not via the brights.
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Re: Help with wiring spotlights to run with daytime LED
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 04:38:24 pm »
Kim Heptinstall was one of my lecturers at Tech , good guy
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Re: Help with wiring spotlights to run with daytime LED
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 08:58:25 am »
Here is a link to the thread of the post regarding the RE Switch on the BMW Motorcycle Club Cape Town website.

http://www.bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/timed-relays
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Re: Help with wiring spotlights to run with daytime LED
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2015, 01:42:37 pm »
Finally got round to doing this and it was not as difficult as I thought. Relay sits nicely under the pillion seat. got a trigger wire form the taillight. Spots comes on with headlight and shuts down 5 seconds after power off.
 

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Re: Help with wiring spotlights to run with daytime LED
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2015, 01:58:52 pm »
Finally got round to doing this and it was not as difficult as I thought. Relay sits nicely under the pillion seat. got a trigger wire form the taillight. Spots comes on with headlight and shuts down 5 seconds after power off.
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