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Hi newbie here my first Mod was to mount my GPS. As everyone knows the 2012 650 has a unusable accessory socket . So rather than tearing into the fairing and realizing I need to keep the necessary 12volt drop to 5 volt i purchased a 5 volt socket from Radioshack with a thin stretch cord that fit the back of my Gps . After plugging in the accessory plug i ran the wire up to the GPS. this turned out to be unsatisfactory as apparently the voltage needed to run the Gps dropped to much and it was intermittent .Next try I bought a battrey tender and hooked it up. I then added an accessory that plugged into the tender with a 12 volt plugin and ran it into the glove box . .. ran the wire from the battery through the notch on the left of the glove box and mounted the plug with velcro . Plugged in the original auto GPS plug and came through the glove box to the Gps mount on top of the brake (Larrysmotorcycle mount brake cover )

Whew , I guess I wrote to much because here is the problem .. Is there any way to come out of the glove box to the Gps without wires running out of the box ..also wires running alongside the bike from the battery .. I need some help dressing out the Gps wires . hate to drill tupperware dont c another way right now.
 

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What Erik said and for your info the accessory socket is useable you just need to buy a short plug.
 

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I have difficulty finding any kind of a short plug except the 5volt one from radio shack. maybe i can find a japanese one somewhere ..I hear they are shorter .

not sure by tying on to the wires in the back of the accessory switch how i can avoid using the original gps plug since it drops the volts from 12 to 5v. If i could connect to the back of the accessory lighter this would eliminate the wire from the battery true but would still have to put the 12 v plug somewhere and figure out a way to get the line up to the gps ...on the handle bars brake mount
 

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Tap into the left-hand handlebar switch harness yellow wire with white stripe that feeds the dimmer switch with +12V and the black/white wire that feeds ground to the horn switch. There's plenty of room inside the handlebar plastic cover to hide the power supply.
 

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I tapped into the back of the cigarette lighter that is in the glove box with a (female) cigarette lighter plug with a pigtail that I bought at Walgreen's. I then plugged the GPS (male) plug into that, ran the wire up to the GPS securing it with wire ties and plugged it into the GPS, works great.

In the picture you can see the male and female plug joined together with electrical tape. The end of the wire of the female plug is just joined into the end of the plug in the glove-box.



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billmusser said:
I have difficulty finding any kind of a short plug except the 5volt one from radio shack. maybe i can find a japanese one somewhere ..I hear they are shorter .

not sure by tying on to the wires in the back of the accessory switch how i can avoid using the original gps plug since it drops the volts from 12 to 5v. If i could connect to the back of the accessory lighter this would eliminate the wire from the battery true but would still have to put the 12 v plug somewhere and figure out a way to get the line up to the gps ...on the handle bars brake mount

I got an adapter from Autozone

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_12v-triple-socket-adaptor-motor-trend-accessories_6050343-p?searchTerm=12v+socket+adapter
With a short plug, and extension cable, allows for a variety of positioning.

While I don't need three sockets, it does what I needed, and allows me to plug in my GPS. This option is readily available.

I hop this helps.
 

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Well, I appreciate all the advice .I ended up removing the box so as to get the lighter out .Then just reconnected the leads to the stock lighter , no splicing tied it up after plugging in the GPS plug and every thing works fine .. no more wires coming out of the glovebox Thanks all
Jeff
 
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