1200GSA fog lights harness on 1200GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by J C, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. J C

    J C n00b

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    Hi, I'm planning to add fog lights on my standard 1200GS 05, mounted on the hepco tank crash bar (Adventure like), for this I got the complete OEM fog lights harness (relay, fuse, switch, cables, connectors) coming from a 1200GSA 06.
    Could somebody help me with the following:
    -What are the original locations/mountings for relay and fuse box and wires on the bike ? (a couple of pictures would help a lot).
    -I've identified a 4 pins connector as the "entry point" of the OEM fog lights harness, I'm now missing where to connect on the bike principal harness, again a picture would help.
    Thank you foryour help.
    Cheers
    J C
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  2. Reverse

    Reverse Armchair Tough

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    On a GS Adventure, the fuse box is located on the right front side of the fuel tank, under the black cover. There's a picture of it somewhere on the forum.

    Can't help you with the relay and harness.

    Found a pic:
    [​IMG]
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  3. J C

    J C n00b

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    Hi Reverse, thanks for the pic , so I'm still missing relay location and the connection access to the main harness...Would be great if somebody could further help!
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  4. J C

    J C n00b

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    So, I finally completed the mounting of the fog lights using BMW OEM stuff only (switch/harness/fog lights) from the Adventure on my standard 12GS.
    Here are some pics:
    -Fog light mounting details:
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    -Switch integrated:
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    -Overall view of my "Adventurized" 12GS:
    [​IMG]
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  5. AherreraGS

    AherreraGS Adventurer

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    Where did you get te wire harnes for this I am interested in doing the same to my bike
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  6. rookierider

    rookierider Adventurer

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    What is that device on the windshield? Never seen that??? Please share. Thanks.
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  7. J C

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    AherreraGS: you can buy the harness from your BMW dealer, it is far from being cheap...<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=507 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=ListPart style="BORDER-LEFT: #b0b0b0 1px solid">05 </TD><TD class=ListPart style="BORDER-RIGHT: #d3d3d3 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #d3d3d3 1px solid">61127699826 </TD><TD class=ListPartNarrow style="BORDER-LEFT: #d3d3d3 1px solid" noWrap>wiring harness, auxiliary driving light </TD><TD class=AddToCart noWrap align=right>BUY </TD><TD class=ListPart style="BORDER-LEFT: #d3d3d3 1px solid" align=right>1 </TD><TD class=ListPart title="" style="BORDER-RIGHT: #b0b0b0 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #d3d3d3 1px solid" align=right>$152.20</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>I've got a used one from ebay at much better price, but then you need to be patient, it is not a quick hunting.
    Note that on my 05 GS, this harness do not plug straight into the bike main harness, you will have to connect the +/- power wires (feeding the relay contacts and the fog lights) to the battery, while the +/- command wires (feeding the switch and the relay coil) can be connected to the rear light to benefit from the CAN bus when switching on/off the bike.
    May be the more recent GS's are already equipped with the right plug to directly coonect the fog light harness, to be checked...

    rookierider: this is a LCD clock/thermometer which is powered by 12V for the temp. and gets light for night driving, a tiny battery is keeping the clock running while the ignition is switched off on the bike. I just replaced the original green lighting by an amber/orange one to match the light color from the main dashboard.
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  8. 802mike

    802mike Been here awhile

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    Anyone know if there is a plug on the newer bikes for this?
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