Fog light switch

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by JStancampiano, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. JStancampiano

    JStancampiano PhotoJoe

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    I ordered parts from Max BMW (great service by the way) to move the GSAdv fog light switch up to the left combination switch to get rid of that "afterthought" look. Parts are from 2008 GSAdV/M.


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    <center>Model: R1200GS ADV/M Diagram #61_2327 </center>
    <table width="507" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="HeaderPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" width="18">No </td><td class="HeaderPartNarrow" width="90">Part Number </td><td class="HeaderPart" width="285" nowrap="nowrap">Description </td><td class="HeaderPartNarrow" width="30"></td><td class="HeaderPartNarrow" width="30">Qty[​IMG] </td><td class="HeaderPart" style="border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">Each </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">01 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317704617 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">combination switch left </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$230.65 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">01 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317704627 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">combination switch left </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$245.71 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">01 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317704621 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">combination switch left </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$230.65 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">01 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317704625 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">combination switch left </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$245.71 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">01 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317704575 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">combination switch left (INFO) </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$210.23 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">01 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317702723 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">combination switch left </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$230.65 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">02 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317694980 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">combination switch right </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$235.85 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">02 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317694982 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">combination switch right </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$253.49 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">03 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317670033 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">covering cap left </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$11.25 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">04 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317670034 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">covering cap right </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$11.25 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">05 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317682091 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">fillister head screw with collar (3X10) </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">4 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$0.87 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">06 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317694815 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">fog lamp switch </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$91.85 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">07 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317702063 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">upper section of switch housing, left </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$13.38 </td></tr><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">08 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317702067 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">lower section of switch housing, left </td><td class="AddToCart" align="right" nowrap="nowrap">BUY </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" align="right">1 </td><td class="ListPart" title="" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);" align="right">$14.80 </td></tr></tbody></table>

    used parts:<table width="507" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">07 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317702063 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">upper section of switch housing, left </td></tr></tbody></table>
    <table width="507" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(176, 176, 176);">08 </td><td class="ListPart" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211); border-right: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);">61317702067 </td><td class="ListPartNarrow" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(211, 211, 211);" nowrap="nowrap">lower section of switch housing, left</td></tr></tbody></table>
    plus old fog light switch.
    There is plenty of wire you can reach just in front of the tank by cutting wire tie. You can cut it, solder and splice with heat shrink, or remove tank and unplug.

    Joe
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Be sure to post before and after pics in this thread :thumb
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  3. JStancampiano

    JStancampiano PhotoJoe

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    Here are some photos:
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    It's easy to replace rear cover on left switch housing. Remove hand guard, loosen the clutch lever screws and move it over 1/2 inch, then you can get at the two small screws on the back. I cut and soldered the three wires and covered with heat shrink (inside coated with hot glue. You can get from Digikey). You can also remove the gastank and unplug the switch, but I chose not to.
    You will notice that the "fog light" graphic is sideways. I didn't feel it was necessary to spend $90+ for a 2008 switch. Just read it when leaned over in a corner.

    Hope this helps.

    Joe
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  4. Donald Duck

    Donald Duck QYYQQuacks !

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    What is "/ M" standing for at GS ADV/M ?
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  5. JStancampiano

    JStancampiano PhotoJoe

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    I don't know for sure, but I think it refers to the 2008 model year as parts seem specific to 08 bikes.

    Joe
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  6. Bill the Bong

    Bill the Bong Supern00ba

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    Monster. Mega. Marvellous. Majestic. Machine.

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  7. Donald Duck

    Donald Duck QYYQQuacks !

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    I found it... It is "Magnesium-Metallic" (finish). Thanks anyway.
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  8. willcasp

    willcasp Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the information, I am looking to do this modification to my 2006 Adventure.

    One question. If you had removed the tank, and unplugged the cable, you would not have needed to do an soldering?

    Is there plenty of "play" in the cable? From your description, I expect that you cut the ties, take out some slack, and then tie it back up again?
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  9. JStancampiano

    JStancampiano PhotoJoe

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    In photo showing wire bundle, there was plenty of cable under the wire tie to reach. I foune it easier to cut cable, thread thru switch housing and resoilder ( I have plenty of soildering equip + hot glue coated heat shrink tubing) If you are not comfortable cutting wires, then remove tank and unplug.

    Joe
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  10. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    i like it....i wonered how much it would be...
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  11. turnerm

    turnerm Been here awhile

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    Can this switch assembly be mounted on a 2008 GS (non-adventure)?
    I'd like to have that stock look when I mount the PIAA's on mine.
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  12. Burnszilla

    Burnszilla BurnsMoto.com

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    That would be a good location for Push to Talk too. If they have a sprung rocker on-off version of it.
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  13. 1200gsceej

    1200gsceej Long timer

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    1. would such a mod work on a regular GS ('05 in particular)?
    2. assuming you got a rocker switch to fit, any reason it could not be used for other aux lights?
    -ceej

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  14. 1fastjunebug

    1fastjunebug Been here awhile

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    Pm'd you about seeing if you would be interested in getting rid of the original switch housing and mounting hardware.
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  15. Sam Buca

    Sam Buca a.k.a. Daniel

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    That is the designation for the MANUAL gearbox. The 2009 models have an optional automatic gearbox designated by "/ A".

    Quite interesting what they did. Apparently it is quite close to the BMW manumatic gearbox, but not quite as sophisticated as the Audi S-Tronic (DSG) unit.

    You should read up on it. Quite novel and it is receiving rave reviews in Europe. Not sure whether we will see it here in the USA.




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  16. Donald Duck

    Donald Duck QYYQQuacks !

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    It is standing for "Magnesium-Metallic" finish.
    Compare the part fishes of both models, you'll see.

    You'r effin with us right? Automatic gear box at 1200 GS Adventure bike ? C'mon it's not an LT :D
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  17. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer

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  18. Broozzz

    Broozzz Trying Offroad

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    Anybody know's a shop where to get the switch only for an normal price ?
    Or can get the numbers from the switch
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  19. AKBMW

    AKBMW Been here awhile

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    I lke that idea as well. if you dont mind PM me if you find some info.
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  20. J C

    J C n00b

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    Yes, it fits all GS (mounted one on my '05).
    As long as you are using a relay, it could fit whatever aux lights.
    Although it might be possible to mount a "non-BMW" rocker switch of similar size, the BMW one is an easy but expensive fit, it has a 3 pins connector as there is a small green LED built-in to indicate the switch state (on/off).
    See this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=391646
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