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post #1 of 18 Old 09-02-2018, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Aux Dash Wiring

I installed my aux dash yesterday but I ended up with an issue.

I installed a 5V/2.1A/per USB charging outlet, a 12V outlet, and a rocker LED switch.

I wired the negatives of all accessories to the mounting hole on the handlebars to ground out the dash.

All positives are wired together.

The switch is routed to the battery.

When I flip the switch the accessories work. When I turn off the switch everything shuts off. The USB LED lights and charges my phone. The 12V outlet works when something is plugged into it.

The issue is that the red LED on the switch doesn't illuminate. I'm not sure if I did something wrong or if the LED is just dead.
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Are there 3 terminals on the switch? You most likely dont have the LEDs return leg to ground/Bat Negative connected.

Normally 2terminals are for switching power, one for led ground. Center usually goes to all your load accessories red wire, one outside terminal goes to bat + and the other outer terminal goes to bat - or ground for the return leg to light the switches LED.

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Are there 3 terminals on the switch? You most likely dont have the LEDs return leg to ground/Bat Negative connected.

Normally 2terminals are for switching power, one for led ground. Center usually goes to all your load accessories red wire, one outside terminal goes to bat + and the other outer terminal goes to bat - or ground for the return leg to light the switches LED.

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The switch does have three prongs.

The bronze is the ground. All three negatives (switch, USB, 12V) are all grounded together and sent to the handlebar mounting screw.

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I just tried adding an additional ground straight from the battery and onto the switch along with the original ground. Still no light on the switch but everything still works.

Iím thinking the LED on the switch is bad.

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post #5 of 18 Old 09-03-2018, 02:10 AM Thread Starter
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Returned the switch.

Installed new switch.

Still no light on the switch.

I suck at electricity.

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post #6 of 18 Old 09-04-2018, 01:56 AM Thread Starter
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Ok....

So here's a very basic layout of my wiring. All wires are 14 gauge. There's a 12 gauge inline fuze with a 10A fuze.

I'm still at a loss as to why the switch won't illuminate. I returned the original switch and still no dice.
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First item is to always check the ground.
Eliminate/unplug the two accessory plugs and see if the rocker switch lights up.
Plug in one at a time and see what happens.
Try switching the positive wires on the rocker.
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Reverse line in and line out at switch.Release the two wires to switch, rotate switch 180 and re attach wires.The switch does not care about polarity but the led does.Hope this does it for you, cheers Doug
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post #9 of 18 Old 09-04-2018, 12:12 PM
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what he said ^^^^^^
also run your ground back to battery
grounding anything on your handle bars is using your steering stem bearings as a ground
thats a big no,no
that is if i understood your ground location
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Guys reread the first post everything works BUT the switch doesnt light up.
I'd guess the switch doesnt work with 12v???

LEDs work at about 2.5 - 3.0 volts.
To work at 12 volts a resistor is added internal to the switch. If no resistor internal then you have to add it externally.
You need to determine if the switch light is made to work at 12 volts.
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