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I would like to install on my 1800 for charging cell and using GPS. As I understand from Hal's site, this accessory is placed within the front side pocket - either left or right. Supposed to be plug and play. Since I have Ram mount for left side - thinking about putting in left pocket. I also have the volt meter installed which is plugged into the accessory plug underneath the left front pocket.(on pre-2006 this accessory plug was under right side) Wondered if there is another available plug for connecting under left front pocket or would I need to obtain another wiring harness which would enable me to plug both the volt meter and accessory socket in this single connector.

Since I haven't seen one installed, wonder - do you just lay in bottom of glove box or is the plug actually mounted to the inside of the box? Any info or guidance would be appreciated.
 

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You are going to want to either add a connector or move the volt meter feed wire to another location. You may be able to get a Y power connector to accomodate both. I don't know who has them. The honda 12v accessory socket either mounts at the 12:00 position straight forward if you have an 01-05 bike or at the 1:00 position off to the right side on the diagional side of the front pocket if you have an 06-09. I used a 1" spade bit to drill the hole. My 08 had a mark on the pocket indicating where the hole should be drilled. I don't know of the 01-05 pocket is similarly marked.

You actually mount it inside the pocket with the tube hanging outside and towards the front of the bike. So from the inside, all you see is the opening with the dust cover.
 

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I installed the honda oem one in my left fairing pocket. It did not have a mark, where to drill the hole. I have an 08. When i got it back together it did not work. I took it apart again. I had power at the red plug in. I had power at the fuse, but i did not have power inside the plug. I guess i will go back to the dealer tomorrow and see if they can order me another one.
 

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Thats too bad. I'd thought that the Honda one would have a better showing of itself.
 

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Thanks for all your responses. I ended up choosing the Elect. Connect. #02211 GL1800 Fused Y Power Cable and #02205 Power Plug. When it comes in will install single lead Y connection to the accessory connector and then plug existing volt meter connector into the 3 amp fused connector with the 12 volt socket plugged into the 5 amp connector. :thumbup:
 

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With the accessory plugged in, how do you close the lid?


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Push down on the lid till the latch clicks. If you are worried about the cord, cut about an eighth of an inch out of the lip, and put the cord there, or bring the cord out next to the hinges.
 

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I put a 12v receptacle in both pockets. On the left side I built my own Y-connecter using molex connectors that I acquired from EC. Way cheaper than buying the $14.95 Y connector. The box on my '03 was marked for the hole.

On the right side I again made a custom wire harness that plugs into the heated grips power connector (I don't have heated grips) that buried down next to the airbox and above the vent. I also have a 12v receptacle in the trunk that works well.

For all of the connectors that I made, I hand crimped and soldered them. By building my own harnesses, I didn't cut into the factory wiring.
 

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I put a 12v receptacle in both pockets. On the left side I built my own Y-connecter using molex connectors that I acquired from EC. Way cheaper than buying the $14.95 Y connector. The box on my '03 was marked for the hole.

On the right side I again made a custom wire harness that plugs into the heated grips power connector (I don't have heated grips) that buried down next to the airbox and above the vent. I also have a 12v receptacle in the trunk that works well.

For all of the connectors that I made, I hand crimped and soldered them. By building my own harnesses, I didn't cut into the factory wiring.
Same story here. I have the OEM connector in the left pocket with a switched 5 amp fuse (stock), one in the right pocket with a fused 15 amp direct circuit (14 guage wire), and one in the trunk lid on a seperate 15 amp fused circuit for the air compressor, charging camera batteries, etc. Any time I have to break into the factory harness, I cut the wire, put the new one in, solder them and put them in shrink wrap, and always use red wire for hot, green wire for switched, and black wire for ground. $15 for a harness ? When a dimes worth of solder and shrink wrap does just as well? To each his own.
 

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Confused Once Again

I installed the CB today, took about 4 hours, but seems to be working...

I want to run a power cabel fro my GPS...In the left gove box while it is off...In the 08 I have (2) Molex Connectors in a Black Rubber Cover..One is white the AUX input for the iPod etc. The other is a red molex connector that seems to be 12v & ground, and switched from my qucik test lamp.

I ordered a load of connectors from EC last Friday, but received an e-mail that due to a move they are running behind in shipping etc...Does any one make a molex connector to plug into this that can be purchased locally...since everything is open, and I am on a roll.....
 
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