Hex EzCan Accessory Manager

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by rattis, Aug 9, 2016.

  1. thatHEXguy

    thatHEXguy Been here awhile

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    Unfortunately not at this stage. We decided to integrate the Heated Gear with a dedicated control (the heated grip setting). There were two major benefits, (1) each control only does a single thing, and (2) the dash provides a visual feedback about the heat output.

    Yes, there are certainly other ways to integrate the controls, and it is a possibility to make it all configurable, but that also has pros & cons.

    If you do want a particular feature, then you can contact support with a feature request: https://www.hexezcan.com/contact-us/
  2. iliasp

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    Thanx for the reply, thats the BMW auxiliary headlights switch i was taking about
  3. darthwhite8

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    I was about to ask this!

    It would be a great to have optional control of the heated kit temperature independent of the grip heater temp and the wonder wheel is a very ergonomic way to do this.

    Presumably to activate this function we would need to give the excan controller two signals; one to tell the controller that heated kit control is required, and one to actually change the heat level. Otherwise all wheel controls (maps, media volume, etc) will also control the heated kit level, which would get annoying very quickly.

    Logically the best button for that activation signal is the heated grips button, ideally coded as something like “if heated grips button is held down; wheel control up = temperature up, wheel control down = temperature down”

    Thinking through, as it takes time for heated kit to change temperature and there is no way to provide visual feedback for the setting change I think it makes sense to provide 5 steps of heating (20% / 40% / 60% / 80% / 100%) at most, with a 3-5 second wait time between changing levels to give time for the heat change to take effect.

    “Grips off = all heated kit off” should be kept as a safety feature (anyone else who’s had a jacked with a controller stuck on 100% mid ride will know why!)

    I’m happy to be a tester for this feature if needed
  4. ambbmw

    ambbmw Adventurer Supporter

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    I like your idea. Otherwise, I may just keep the controller. I guess I can just give it a go with the grip switch and see what happens. Logically I guess it makes sense, but sometimes the grips can be way to warm and not so on the jacket.
  5. Adjustor

    Adjustor Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sounds like a great plan. How would you connect the 2 wires coming from the HEXEZ into the 2 COAX “inputs” on the jacket? Normally the controller splits the signal; if we left the controller out of the installation, we need to go from 2 wires and split it to the 2 inputs on the jacket (jacket and gloves). We could go COAX to SAE, but that doesn’t really solve the problem. Thanks
  6. thatHEXguy

    thatHEXguy Been here awhile

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    One of our beta testers bought a Gerbing Coil Cord Ext Plug and made an adapter to the ezCAN connectors like this:

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    You could do something like that and wire up to gerbing cables. The jack that they use is a common 5.5mm x 2.5mm DC plug (like many laptops have), so after you've checked the plug you might be able to pick up something from an electronics store. I don't have the polarity info for the connector on hand, but I suspect the inner pin is the +12V and the barrel is battery negative.

    If you have something like that then you can decide whether to plug the jacket and gloves directly in, or whether to use the external controller.
  7. Adjustor

    Adjustor Been here awhile Supporter

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    yes, great. Just found a splitter on Amazon that should work
    thanks
  8. Ceugster

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    Would someone install one of these somewhere besides under the seat? I bought a used 2014 gs and the aux lights were always on, flashed on hitting the pass high beam etc. It also has aux brake lights that flash properly. Now the aux lights don’t come on (the aux brake lights still work normally) and there’s no aftermarket unit under the seat. I’d guess the only other place to hide something is under the tank plastics but that wouldn’t seem like the best place. Is there some combination of controls that would turn off the aux lights? Like I may have done it by accident?

    Thanks in advance!
  9. luca9277

    luca9277 Been here awhile

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    You may not have an EZ-Can installed, the set up you are describing can also be done with some relay and wiring.. the best way for you to understand what you have is to see where the aux lights/ brake light wiring goes to..
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  10. Xsv

    Xsv Going nowhere, fast Supporter

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    Holding the turn signal button in for 3-4 seconds will turn off the auxiliary lights (or back on)if you have an ex can.
  11. luca9277

    luca9277 Been here awhile

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    I think holding the signal button down turns the whole EZ-Can off..
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  12. Xsv

    Xsv Going nowhere, fast Supporter

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    https://www.hexezcan.com/software/
    “Auxiliary lights one can be toggled on and off by holding in the turn signal cancel button for 3s. Auxiliary lights two can be toggled on or off by triple clicking the turn signal cancel button.

    If configured, the brake, accessory and horn outputs will remain active when the front auxiliary lights are deactivated. “
  13. virkdoc

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    Also the wonderwheel can be used......turn to left side and keep it pressed for a few seconds and the aux blink and then rotate to increase or decrease intensity.
    Turn to right side and repeat for the second set of Auxs
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  14. bobbybob

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    If there's an EZcan installed, I seriously doubt it would be anywhere but in the tail under the seat. Thats where the harness is located that it needs to plug into.
  15. BradB.

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    As others have mentioned, the EzCAN is always under the passenger seat. It connects through the RDC (Tire Pressure Monitor) circuit which is located directly under the passenger seat. It sounds like you might not have the EzCAN unit.

    That said, I have an EzCAN that controls my Denali auxilliary lights (and horn and aux brake lights) and have been having a random fault where I start my bike up and the aux lights are not on. I can always turn them on by using pressing the turn signal but it's certainly an inconvenience. My point is, if one does have a EzCAN you can have a problem where the lights are off when you start the bike. I am in contact with Hex EzCAN customer service and we are trying to figure out why the problem is occurring.
  16. bobbybob

    bobbybob Long timer

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    Hex issues firmware updates--you might check to see if theres's one that will fix your issue(s).
  17. Ceugster

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    I guess I'm in for taking all the plastics off and trying to figure out what is installed on the bike. I tried holding the turn signal button and played with the wonder wheel and nothing appeared to change.
  18. BradB.

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    Thanks, yes I just did that as well. Unfortunately, no change. Every so often the lights are off when I start the bike.
  19. bmwmotoradd

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    Hi Hexguy,
    1. I noticed running Denali dual brake lights that even at the lowest setting on the Ezcan that the lights are brighter than the bikes LED running brake light. Is there a plan to put a lower setting other than 10 and adding a 5 setting?

    2. Confused about using the brake circuit to run the Denali dual brake light as signal lights. I have a 2020 R1250RT using ezcan version 2. Looked through you videos and still confused. My question is can I run the running lights, brake and turn on this bike with version 2? Do I need to daisy chain or is it a case I have not fully understood the set up and how it can be done?

    3. Using the Info button to toggle on/off auxiliary lights and seeing the lights flash is difficult in bright sun, let alone dull days. Would it be possible to consider for future firmware upgrades to use the horn to indicate on/off? Say one horn beep for off, and two short beeps for on using the info button?

    4. Great product, great customer service. I highly recommend your products. Keep up the great work.

    Thank you.
  20. DBamaC

    DBamaC Counting down to retirement...

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    I assume you simply eliminate the red wire?