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post #1 of 30 Old 01-25-2016, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Tapping into the headlight circuit?

I have an auxiliary lighting kit and the harness allows to tap into the headlight circuit so the lights will work with the high beam. Can someone please tell me where and how to tap into the high beam circuit on the V2? And pics would be a great help. Thanks.
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post #2 of 30 Old 01-25-2016, 09:28 PM
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Get yourself a blue Posi-Tap. Use it on the yellow wire going to the bottom light. The one in the pic is brown. I couldn't find a yellow wire pic.


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underneath the seat tap into the yellow w/ blue tracer wire coming out of the fuse box. that is the high beam wire. that is what i used for my lights.
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Yellow/blue is the common headlight wire before the fuse. For high beam, use the all yellow wire.

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Yellow/blue is the common headlight wire before the fuse. For high beam, use the all yellow wire.
sorry i was wrong . i know you are the guru Greywolf. lol
forgot he wanted the high beam but the yellow blue energizes when i turn on the ignition which is what i thought when i looked at the wiring schematic. am i wrong?
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sorry i was wrong . i know you are the guru Greywolf. lol
forgot he wanted the high beam but the yellow blue energizes when i turn on the ignition which is what i thought when i looked at the wiring schematic. am i wrong?
It works for mine
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I took a second look at the wiring diagram. Depending on which Y/Bl wire you get, it is either hot all the time or only on low beam.
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I've got a Skene IQ-160 controller hooked to both the stock tail/brake light and a set of P3 LED's. I've got an auxiliary fuse block partially switched by the tail light circuit and later this week, I will have a set of LED aux driving lights controlled by a Skene IQ-275, which needs an input from the high beam.

I know I'm not typical but I've installed all of this without so much as a single tap or splice. Is there anything wrong with hacking into the stock harness? Not necessarily, but I'm not a fan of cutting into the harness or using taps, Posi or otherwise.

I've made intermediary harnesses for all of these. For the high beam, I'm waiting on this H9 housing and terminals to arrive. It's not a pigtail as pictured but an unassembled housing and terminals. I will make a very short intermediary harness along with a male H9 housing, which will connect between the harness and the headlight. This will give me the needed high beam switching lead without a tap or splice.

I can unplug and remove everything I've installed (for maintenance or otherwise) and the stock harness will be 100% unmolested.

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Thanks guys for all the help and suggestions. So just to confirm I need to find the all yellow wire correct? This is for the high beam circuit?

Tipsy, would love to hear more about how you are tapping into the high beam circuit. Please post pics when you do it.
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