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post #1 of 17 Old 03-30-2013, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Eastern Beaver H4 harness with cut switch wiring

I pulled the trigger on a bunch of EB goods recently and I'm getting myself prepared to do the installation. Have a few things I'm not 100% clear on and I'd rather get the answers now before I put my bike out of commission :mrgreen:

Bought the H4 relay harness with headlight cutoff option built in.
Per Jim's instructions, I ordered a switch to go with it since that's not part of the harness. Picked up this bad boy:



There are 4 connectors on the back of that switch, as shown here on his site at Extras



I'm mostly trying to sort out what's what on the back of that switch now. The harness is already gonna be connected to my PC8, so I'm getting a little thrown here trying to trace the wiring backwards in my head. Jim's kit with the cutoff option only has an extra red & black spade connectors, so what becomes the "yellow" output wire? where is power to the switch coming from?

The whole headlight relay is only going to have one connection to the PC8, right? Or does it use a second circuit because of the cutoff switch?

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You have the wrong pic on the bottom of your post. It should be a DPST switch like the one on the right here. For the H4 Dual Relay Kit with One Headlight Cut with 4 switching wires, place yellow wire with red cover on 5, other yellow wire on 6. Place white wire with red cover on 2, other white wire on 3. You can connect 7 to ground to make the light on the switch work.


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thanks grey, but both photos in my post are of the switch i bought, the SPST switch with the LED "powered" and "on" indicators. did i get the "wrong" switch for this application? it only has 4 posts on the back, but that's already 2 more than i was expecting

i purchased the h4 harness with low beam cutoff (not 1 headlight cutoff). i'm only seeing two switching wires coming off the harness, 1x red and 1x black




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Did you get the regular H4 kit plus a low beam cut adapter? I'm not seeing an H4 kit with low beam cut out built in at VStrom

Anyhow, 2 and 8 on the SPST switch get power from the low beam cut adapter, red in your picture. 2 connects to 3 and 3 supplies power to the low headlight beam only when the switch is on, yellow in your picture. 8 supplies power to the light in the switch when the switch is on. The black wire on 7 is ground for the switch light.

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Did you get the regular H4 kit plus a low beam cut adapter? I'm not seeing an H4 kit with low beam cut out built in at VStrom

Anyhow, 2 and 8 on the SPST switch get power from the low beam cut adapter, red in your picture. 2 connects to 3 and 3 supplies power to the low headlight beam only when the switch is on, yellow in your picture. 8 supplies power to the light in the switch when the switch is on. The black wire on 7 is ground for the switch light.
yes, i bought "H4 Dual Headlight Relay Kit with LO Beam On/Off Switching" from H4 Kits

wanted to be able to kill the low beams; i don't suck enough power (yet anyway) to need a single bulb cutoff but want the option to kill the lights or run them without the bike powered for whatever reason.

thanks for the info! i'll let you know how it goes

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Okay. the wires are yellow, not red and black. The yellow wire with red cover goes on 2. The yellow wire with black cover goes on three. That kit does not power the switch light. To do that, you have to connect 2 and 8 plus run a ground to 7.

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Okay. the wires are yellow, not red and black. The yellow wire with red cover goes on 2. The yellow wire with black cover goes on three. That kit does not power the switch light. To do that, you have to connect 2 and 8 plus run a ground to 7.
ok. so the switch will work with just 2 and 3 connected.

if i want the switches LEDs to work as well, then i have to give them power, namely power to 8 and ground 7.

i can run a fancy little connector gewgaw from 2-8 as shown in Jim's photo if i want.


looks like i might actually get something done today! thanks very very much for the help.

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Thanks for the pic. It may spend some time on avatar duty in the future.

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Okay. the wires are yellow, not red and black. The yellow wire with red cover goes on 2. The yellow wire with black cover goes on three. That kit does not power the switch light. To do that, you have to connect 2 and 8 plus run a ground to 7.
Yellow wire that used to have a red cover:



Planning phase


Connected



Plugged in. Haven't made a wire for the ground yet so that's not shown.
Will use some of that nice red shrink wrap to hide the blue.

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Okay. the wires are yellow, not red and black. The yellow wire with red cover goes on 2. The yellow wire with black cover goes on three. That kit does not power the switch light. To do that, you have to connect 2 and 8 plus run a ground to 7.
Re: grounding 7
I can connect 7 back to any ground wire in the h4 harness, right? It doesn't need to go back to the ground in the fuse panel directly for any reason?

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