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Old 03-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #33601
pfy50
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Location: Oneida, Tenn.
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Originally Posted by alansz400 View Post
Does anyone know what the brown wire that goes into the ign. switch is for? The dealer that rewireded my heated grips after my wreck used that brown wire to power them and I dont like it. I had a hot wire going to the battery with a fuse. The dealer has my heated grips and my 12 volt power port both wired into that brown wire with no fuse. I am going to rewire it just wanting to know what the brown wire is for?
He was probably looking to connect to a switched line. The brown line runs to your #55(in fuse panel) 10amp fused power line. It also connects to the starter relay,license plate light,front and rear brake switches, horn. How much power does your heated grip pull?
IMHO heated items should go thru a relay and switch of their own and not pull load off of any primary circuits for safety. At the very least take the power port off the same line as the heated grips which should have their own 5amp line.
ps. some useful info on the Hot grips faq pg.
http://www.hotgrips.com/faq.php#14

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