Does anyone know which wire is the high beam wire?

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  1. hrach1

    hrach1 Been here awhile

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    Hello fellow GS riders. I have a 2010 F800GS and I want to install the auxiliary driving lights. I have done this before with my other BMW bikes where I would attach the trigger wire to my high beam wire that comes out of the high beam switch. However, I am having difficult time finding the wire on my F800GS. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Would anybody know which color wire is the high beam trigger wire?<o:p></o:p>
    Any help would be much appreciated. :bow
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  2. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    give me till later tonight to tell you.... :deal

    I'm gonna take my front fairing off later to re-do some work on fuel lines and I'll see which wire I spliced.... basically did the same thing

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  3. hrach1

    hrach1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks a lot!!:D
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  4. JoelWisman

    JoelWisman Long timer

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    At the headlight plug.... The white wire is the switched 12v positive for high beam.

    I don't know what color the wire would be at the switch, nor do I know if that wire at the high beam switch is switched 12v or CANbus talk to the ZFE.

    A lot of switches on the F8 are CANbus talk to the ZFE. I wouldnt use any other point to tap for a trigger other then the white wire that plugs into the headlight unless someone else has already tried it and NOT burned out their ZFE or screwed up the CANbus.
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  5. hrach1

    hrach1 Been here awhile

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    You are right! I better take it from the back of the head light.
    Thanks for the advice!.
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  6. Dockstrada

    Dockstrada Been here awhile

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    Hey hrach1,

    This is the high beam wire running through the harness; itÂ’s just tucked just under the air duct, as you can see I cut away the black tape insulation to expose it and tapped in to the white wire to activate the relay.Its working great not a problem .

    Hope this helps :wink:


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  7. hrach1

    hrach1 Been here awhile

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    Wow,
    Thanks a lot! :bow
    Taping into the wire is much easier from here. Thanks again!
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  8. Flashback

    Flashback Mommys Lil Monster

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    Question. Does that mean that you aux lights come on when you flip the high beam switch or do they have a separate switch?
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  9. Dockstrada

    Dockstrada Been here awhile

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    I have the Aux lights on a seperate switch ,in this way you can have a choice of only OEM high beam or both OEM high beam and aux spot lights .
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  10. dacrazyrn

    dacrazyrn ED RN Adventurer

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    There happen to be a blue and white wire (hopefully from the turn cancel switch) lurking about in there? I am installing an Autoswitch for the Floods and gonna hook the Spots into the High beam wire. Good to know prior to cutting away (and getting the side panel off).
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  11. Meritlane

    Meritlane Been here awhile

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    if white is the high beam, which is low beam. I want to tap into both for my setup.
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