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Old 12-10-2012, 02:51 PM
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for my wifes k8 wee, I have acquired a set of PIAA lights (used). Everything looks pretty straight forward - except. on the battery end of the harness there are three connections. Two that are obviously for the battery, and one I'm not so sure about. It's got a spade connector on it and the wire length would say it hooks to something around the battery. Be darned if I can find a screw connection anywhere. (other than the main fuse). It probably goes in to the light circuit, but - - - -?
Anybody got any ideas where this little puppy goes?

Picture - that's a good idea.

It's the little white one.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:16 PM
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pictures would be very helpful here...

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Without more detail, I'm just guessing...

That's a relay, tapped into the high beam somewhere, so the PIAA's don't come on unless the highs are either on or off (opinions vary).

You could just remove it and rely on your own judgement.

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for my wifes k8 wee, I have acquired a set of PIAA lights (used). Everything looks pretty straight forward - except. on the battery end of the harness there are three connections. Two that are obviously for the battery, and one I'm not so sure about. It's got a spade connector on it and the wire length would say it hooks to something around the battery. Be darned if I can find a screw connection anywhere. (other than the main fuse). It probably goes in to the light circuit, but - - - -?
Anybody got any ideas where this little puppy goes?

Picture - that's a good idea.

It's the little white one.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:02 PM
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I think there is a relay in the big black tube into which the large white, fused power wire and the large black ground wire go into. I'd use a 12 volt test light and clip the alligator clip to the spade connector and then use the probe to connect to the high beam circuit, after connecting the power and gnd. My guess is the Aux lights will not come on unless the high beam is on because only then will 12 v current go down the small wire into the big black tube. However, I think the headlights are also on a relay so the spade connector might go there. The bottom of the headlight relay might have 4 or so spade connections and you could use the test light to see whiich powers up the high beam circuit. I suppose if the PIAA lights work with only the pwr and gnd connected to the battery, my guess is not good. But, a small amount of 12 v current going into the relay will "connect" the power wire to the aux lights.

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Really couldn't decide, so I cut the trigger wire into the low beam wire coming out of the fuse box next to the battery.
But I found the pictured cap laying on the floor. Didn't take it off on purpose, but can't think from where I might have knocked it. (penny is for size comparison)
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It looks like a lead for the ignition to make sure the lights turn off when you cut the key off.


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But I found the pictured cap laying on the floor.
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Thanks Greywolf. Only problem is - it was off my wee from two months ago when I added a second riser to the handlebar. (had to move brake hoses)
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