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Ok guys from the EU, and NA guys too. I have this crazy idea. I want to add fog lamps to my USDM '20 ATAS, but I am a picky ******* and I want to tie it in with the FN button the same way the EU guys are able to (using the SCS to add the function of course). I know that on my USDM bike, that is not an option. Beyond just the body control module not allowing it, I know there is a segment of wire missing on the output of the BCM. I am a tech by trade, so adding a wire, correctly crimping a pin, etc is childs play.
What I need to know, is if the BCM requires any sort of initialization or programming, or is it just plug and play? What other differences would I likely encounter/expect? I've heard under heavy braking, the EU bikes will flash the brake lamp. True? False?
I have found EU shops that will sell the BCM, so that's no issue. I have plans to get around the 11w cap on fog lamps, but I still need that trigger for activation, and I most definitely want them to work through OEM controls. I don't like extra buttons. I've searched, came up dry. I may be the only one dumb/crazy enough to try this. Chime in with thoughts or insights if you can. I would appreciate sponging as much as I can.
If it works, I'll definitely do a writeup. It's not the cheapest route, but the level of integration I am hoping for should tickle all the right spots in my ape brain.
 

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Thanks for both replies there from ViperTech and Petros. @ViperTech18 , I swear I thought all modern motorcycles had an immobilizer. Good advice asking a tech. I have a good relationship with parts at my local dealer, I'll see if I can extend that to service. @Petros Galiatsis , our government in the US REALLY likes regulating useful features out of vehicles. Nothing a spry and creative guy with a strong electrical skillset can't get around though! I'll get in touch with parts at my dealer and see if they'd be willing to inquire for me. I'll report back if I find anything.
 

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Ok, research complete. This is a fruitless venture. I have recently discovered through other posts that the EU Body Control Module comes with HISS as standard. Meaning all ROW bikes have HISS, while North American market bikes do not. Putting only a European BCM onto an NA bike would cause a no start condition as the BCM is the master of HISS. It would take retrofitting all of the components involved in the operation of HISS to get this to work. Cost/benefit ratio just got skewed way too far. Turns out my idea is so crazy it WON'T work.
 
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