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alpac 10-07-2017 06:06 PM

Where to get +12v ignition somewhere under the seat?
 
Hi folks,
I am planning to install a seat heater kit on my GL1800 like I did on my previous bike. It worked really well and would like to equip my G1800 with it before winter. I will use a relay to ensure that the seat heater can only be powered when the ignition is on. Before I do my own research and start testing wires with a voltmeter do you have any suggestion/idea where to get the ignition +12v somewhere under the seat?
Thanks

Techdude2000 10-07-2017 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alpac (Post 2027673)
Hi folks,
I am planning to install a seat heater kit on my GL1800 like I did on my previous bike. It worked really well and would like to equip my G1800 with it before winter. I will use a relay to ensure that the seat heater can only be powered when the ignition is on. Before I do my own research and start testing wires with a voltmeter do you have any suggestion/idea where to get the ignition +12v somewhere under the seat?
Thanks

If you are just looking for a trigger signal for a relay, then you could tap into the tail light wire at the 14 pin gray connector(C15). It’s the brown/white wire and only goes hot with the key on. Another option is to attach your trigger wire to the ACC terminal on the fuse box.

alpac 10-07-2017 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Techdude2000 (Post 2027745)
If you are just looking for a trigger signal for a relay, then you could tap into the tail light wire at the 14 pin gray connector(C15). Itís the brown/white wire and only goes hot with the key on. Another option is to attach your trigger wire to the ACC terminal on the fuse box.

Thanks :upthumbs:

liflyboy 10-09-2017 02:02 PM

For a heated seat, which will draw some amps, I would definitely go right to the fuse box Accessory terminals.

alpac 10-09-2017 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by liflyboy (Post 2028553)
For a heated seat, which will draw some amps, I would definitely go right to the fuse box Accessory terminals.

Thanks but I was not asking about where to power the seat heater from but where to get the +12v ignition to trigger the relay and Techdude2000 gave me the answer. For powering the seat heater element I will go straight to the battery since the seat heater kit comes with its own fuse.
Thanks again folks.

alpac 12-28-2017 02:44 PM

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Yesterday I finally installed a seat heater kit similar to this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-M...FUnDgh&vxp=mtr
Today I tested it in 29℉ and it worked really good. Here are pics of the two switches front and rear and a pic of the front heating element being installed under the front seat cover.

budoka 12-29-2017 08:39 AM

Looks like a job well done Alain!

alpac 12-29-2017 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by budoka (Post 2064257)
Looks like a job well done Alain!

Thanks. I tried to make it not look too much like an aftermarket add-on. Bottom line cost is around $70 and about 3h of work.


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