Too many words for one post...!!!...cont...
red and black wires are the ones I wired into the passing light
switch. This was a fairly simple job that my ham like fists made take
longer than it should have done. I did this on a honda passing light
switch but I'm sure the job will be close to identical on most
manufacturer switches. There were two screws on the underside of the
left hand switch unit. I removed these and split the unit in half.
There are two metal clamps (one on each half designed to keep the
wiring out of the way). After removing these I traced the wires going
to the back of the passing light switch and cut them about 20mm from
the switch to leave some wire to work with. The unnecessary passing
light wires I taped over and tucked out of the way. The 20mm lengths
left on the switch I stripped back a little then soldered onto the
red and black autocom wires (and sealed with heat shrink…don't
forget to slide this on before soldering!) Note - it doesn't matter
which way round you wire the red and black.
last section took a few seconds to write, but nearer half an hour to
carry out because neither my patience or hands are steady enough for
this kind of operation. After wiring it all in, it's a case of
putting the handle bar switch back together, then routing the ptt
cable through your bike to the autocom unit. I had to pop the tank up
a bit to run wiring through but it didn't take too long. It's worth
testing your indicators, high/low beam and horn once you've put the
unit together again, just in case something dislodged while fiddling
with the passing switch.
plugged in and hey presto, passing light operates my transmit
function on the radio. There are a few other advantages to this
little mod as well. Not only does it look tidy and remove the
annoying constant transmit from the system, but I park my bike on the
street at night, and I don't really want to advertise the fact I've
got a few hundred quids worth of autocom unit stuck under the seat.
This mod neatly glosses over that fact!
Expose red and black wires from autocom switch.
Open handlebar switch unit up and cut 20mm up passing light wires.
Strip ends and solder to autocom wires.
Cover exposed wire, put back together.
Route wiring through bike
Sing to meatloaf safely.
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