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post #1 of 6 Old 03-18-2019, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Eastern Beaver PC-8 install problem

Well, I took advantage of a beautiful Sunday in Seattle to install my new Eastern Beaver PC-8. Got it all done up to the point where I needed to hook the relay wire into the brake lamp wire using the included connectors. The problem is that I can't find the brake light connector for the life of me. Eastern Beaver has a photo of a connector which he says is near the rear gas tank mounting bracket, but I think his bracket looks different than mine, so I'm not sure I'm looking in the right place. I did see a connector the color that matches the ones on the PC-8 wire, and maybe the correct shape, buried under the tank between cable bundles and hoses. Am I looking in the right place?

It's really difficult to know where to look. Wires go in and out of taped-up bundles, so it's impossible to trace circuits from one end of the frame to the other.

I have a 2013 DL650A.

(PS: I went to go for a ride after I put everything back together, and when I turned the key, no fuel pump! No start! Just check engine light. I got really scared, and checked all of my wiring connections again, but all was fine. Then I realized that I still had the kickstand down.)

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-18-2019, 08:02 PM
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It has been about 7 years since I did what you are doing on my 2012 DL650.

I don't recall for sure but think it might be tucked under the bracket where the rear gas tank bolt goes or a bit further back on the right side beside the battery area.

It's there somewhere just need to look harder.

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Found it! Had to take the fuel tank almost off, but I got it.
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i was gonna say i took the tank off for mine ::thumbs up ::

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post #5 of 6 Old 03-26-2019, 12:10 PM
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I found mine before I bought my PC8 when I was checking the valve clearance. Mine was tucked in under the coolant overflow tank so to get at it later all I needed to do was lift the tank and remove the overflow tank. I wish I took a couple of pictures since they would have helped a few folks on here.

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I need to do this soon too, those pics would have helped alright.

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