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post #1 of 8 Old 02-10-2007, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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I need to access tail light assembly

I am doing a lighting mod for my Givi trunk and need access to the tail and brake light assembly. How do I get to the wires? do I need to remove the rack and tail sections? Need help please. thanks Mike in Fremont, Ca.
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-10-2007, 04:06 PM
 
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Nope, remove the seat, stick hand into the hole where the
brake light is, should be able to pull wires enuff to tap into
them.
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What I am doing is this; I have an E460 Givi top case that has been on my FJR for 4 1/2 years. The brake light kit sucks because of the button connections. So I had a lead, Admore Lighting in Canada that makes a led light kit for the E460 and the E360. The led strips go into each reflector. It has a controller that matches the oem lights to the kit, tail lights, brake lights and turn signals. The blinkers cancel the tail lights while it flashes instead of just getting brighter as the brake lights do. I have a controller on the FJR and I am going to install the controller on the Wee so I can swap the top case from bike to bike and just plug it in. It looks very cool at night to see the led's work just like the oem's. I need access to all the wires to use posi taps.
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-11-2007, 01:36 AM
 
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If it's same as the 06, remove seat, remove rear rack, remove rear fender screws (on side of fender), give rear fender a tug (side to side and up) to release tabs. flip up fender and set on seat tray area. That's what I figured out to get to the wires. Hope this helps. There are service and parts manuals availible for downloading for 04 or 05 bikes that may be similar to yours. pictures always help me.
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-11-2007, 08:20 AM
 
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So I had a lead, Admore Lighting in Canada that makes a led light kit for the E460 and the E360.
Do these kits come with a case to frame connector? I just checked out Admore's site and not really sure. I have a V46 case that I want to install some lights in but didn't like the once made by GIVI. Also, how bright are these lights? GIVI lights are pretty much useless during the day.

Thanks for any feedback,
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post #7 of 8 Old 02-11-2007, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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They make the kit for the E460 and E360 as I described. It does have a case to controller plug. But I have a FJR forum member that makes a great led running/brake light kit for the V46. About $100 but great lights and bright.
Link for the light kit
http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index...pic=11542&st=0
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-11-2007, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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If it's same as the 06, remove seat, remove rear rack, remove rear fender screws (on side of fender), give rear fender a tug (side to side and up) to release tabs. flip up fender and set on seat tray area. That's what I figured out to get to the wires. Hope this helps. There are service and parts manuals availible for downloading for 04 or 05 bikes that may be similar to yours. pictures always help me.
Thanks everything went just like you said it would. Accesses the wires, hooked up the controller and all is good. Top case fits up on both bikes and all the lights function correctly on both bikes.
Good thing though when I installed the top plate for the Givi case I dremmeled out a little area around the oem rack bolts under the plate. Made it easy to get a socket on itand remove.
This site rocks for help when you need it. I also got the wiring diagram here and the color code for the wires. Mike in Fremont, Ca.
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