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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-27-2019, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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OEM Heted Grips + OEM 12V Socket + GPS Install

OK, I'm royally confused, can someone please help straighten out what I thought I knew?

I have the OEM Heated grips installed, and I have the OEM Accessory socket installed.

I THOUGHT that install created an available 4-way socket I could wire a switched GPS to?

I purchased the 4-way connector from Rugged Roads, but I NOW I THINK I also need the "Sub Harness".

I may add the OEM lights eventually, should I just take the GPS to the under seat power socket? Do I need 4-way or 6 way now?

In the end I want a nice clean install using nothing but OEM connectors and factory locations?

What advice does the group have for me?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 05:12 AM
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Depending on the model year you have (16-17 vs 18-) the accessory socket can be connected to the front option connector (MY16-17) or directly to the main loom (MY18-).
The front option connector (the one behind the instrument panel) is there even for MY18-, difference is that in the first case you'll need the "sub harness" to get a free connector to be used with the GPS. In the second case (MY18-) you don't need the sub harness as the front option connector is available.
If you plan to add OEM lights, then the front option connector will be used by them, too (just for the fog light indicator in the dash). So again, you'll need the sub harness.

In short, if you plan to add the OEM fog lights AND you have a MY16-17, I would NOT use the front option connector for the GPS. To power it, if you want to use factory locations only, you can connect to the rear option connector (6-way).

However, if you decide to use non-OEM fog light you can build a custom cabling to power both GPS and lights from the front option connector, using OEM connectors and having, in this way, even the fog light indicator on the dash when you power on the auxiliary lights. This is what I did.
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deltabi thank you for the reply.

So I have a MY 2016 AT. I have factory grips, and factory 12V socket already installed.
So right now I have no available option connectors for any additional items.

If I add a sub harness, I can then add the GPS.
However, this leaves me without the ability to then add the OEM fog lights.

Is that correct?
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@Afrika2 :
Yes, that's correct.
Actually if you add the OEM fog lights when you don't have the front option connector available, I believe you only loose the fog light indicator on the dash, because the lights get power from the LED controller (placed under the seat, I think). Alternatively, like I did, you can mount some other fog lights using a custom cabling (with the OEM 4 way connector).
Remember that the OEM fog lights need the OEM bars which are NOT really crash bars.
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I'd suggest you consider fitting an Eastern Beaver PC-8 (fused power distribution unit) under the seat and you'll have loads of options for powering anything in future, with the added benefit of being able to access it, and associated fuses, very easily should you ever need to.

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Go for a Eastern Beaver PC-8 under the seat. It's a great option.
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