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Offline Drew

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C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« on: February 01, 2011, 01:01:30 pm »
I read in the Concourrier that there are accessory leads hidden in thr front an rear of the C-14's.  Has any one ever used these.  I'm thinking of wiring my Grip Heaters to them If I can find them.  Thanks.

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 02:22:10 pm »
I got this from Mick who helped me
  Remove the glove box and you will see the black vinyl boot pushed back to the left. Here is a picture that
shows the two wires you want to use, the black and black/yellow with bullet connectors.  The Back/Yellow is
ground.


 


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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 03:25:09 pm »
Thanks!  I think I have looked everywhere else besides under the glove box.

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 03:51:06 pm »
Is it true there is one under the seat as well?

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 07:02:32 pm »
I've got a photo gallery showing both the front and rear acc leads here:

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/accleads
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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 09:32:12 pm »

Thanks Fred.  I just hooked up the front leads to my heated grips.  I think I will use the rear ones for a heated vest!

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 09:53:37 pm »

Thanks Fred.  I just hooked up the front leads to my heated grips.  I think I will use the rear ones for a heated vest!

Since you stated in another post that you didn't look under the glove box for the accessory leads. I figure you have a 2010 or 2011 C14. Just for reference. You only have a 5 Amp fuse to run both sets of accessory leads. I doubt that you'll be able to run the vest. You may want to run the heated gear directly off the battery.

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 10:58:36 pm »
Actually I have an 08.  I didn't know Both leads front and rear run off of the same circut.  I did put in an additional Power out let in the knock out spot on  left front side of the dash.  It is strait to the battery but it has a 5 amp fuse too.  Might have to go with bigger fuse and run all my heated gear through it.  What do you think?

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 11:37:39 pm »
Depends on how much 'all my heated gear' draws and how big the wires are from the battery to the Powerlet.  There are folks on this site who know a boatload more about wiring than I do but I'd use 12 gauge wire and make sure the fuse is easy to get at (like right inside the battery cover) since 5 amps is probably good for a jacket liner only.  12 guage wire, I think, ought to be able to handle a 15 amp fuse which is probably about 5 amps more than you need for jacket, gloves, pants & socks.

I'm a big believer in using at least one wire size bigger than I could get by with then fuzing on the low end.  Personally, I use the accessory leads to provide switched power to two Fuzeblocks, one in front and another in the rear.

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 06:49:19 pm »
The experience I have had with a Gerbings heated jacket liner is that it would consistently blow the 5 amp accessory fuse, even at a low heat setting. I was surprised.

I speculate that the high current draw, even at lower temp settings, might be because the heat controller controls total power to the jacket by pulsing full current at varying rates. Whatever, it still blows the fuse.

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011, 10:58:10 pm »
Actually I have an 08.  I didn't know Both leads front and rear run off of the same circut.  I did put in an additional Power out let in the knock out spot on  left front side of the dash.  It is strait to the battery but it has a 5 amp fuse too.  Might have to go with bigger fuse and run all my heated gear through it.  What do you think?

The 08-09 run a 10 Amp fuse. But I would still wire it direct to the battery!

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2011, 02:17:59 pm »
I've got a photo gallery showing both the front and rear acc leads here:

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/accleads

Do you think you can get to the front leads without removing the black panel? In order to remove the panel according to the book you have to remove the windshield to remove one fastener, is that right?
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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2011, 05:07:55 pm »
Do you think you can get to the front leads without removing the black panel? In order to remove the panel according to the book you have to remove the windshield to remove one fastener, is that right?

 I doubt you can really get to the accessory leads and plug into them without removing the cover panel.
 You can get the push rivet out with a bent piece of wire like a paper clip or such. But I find that it takes all of two minutes to remove the windshield. So I just remove and get plenty of room. It also gives you the opportunity for a good cleaning of the shield and dash area! Your talking maybe two minutes and six screws to remove the windshield!

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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011, 02:00:22 pm »
O.K. thank you
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Re: C-14 Hidden accessory leads
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2011, 10:10:02 pm »
I've got a photo gallery showing both the front and rear acc leads here:

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/accleads


Thanks for the photos.

I just installed a led Brake light/turn signal kit for my Givi case and your photos sure helped me find the rear accessory connectors and the wiring harness for the lights
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