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do it your self. i did it to my dads foreman a long time ago cant remember how hard it was
 

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It's easy, that hardest part was removing the plastic pod cover and that was easy too. Cut the green wire and add some extra, connect it to your toggle then add some wire to the other end that you cut, connect it to the other post on your toggle and there you have it.
 
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Not bein' a smarty pants, but why would ya'll want to cut off the pod light?
 

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Haven't tried it yet, but does the pod just snap together. Don't want to break anything trying to get it apart. Gussing I can just open the pod and do the wiring to install a switch.

Reason to put a switch is to cut glare from the light with something on the front rack that would cause a glare. No problem with front rack empty.
 

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Reason to put a switch is to cut glare from the light with something on the front rack that would cause a glare. No problem with front rack empty.
Yep exactly.. When your riding down the trail at night or working. If you have something on your front rack of a decent size the pod light shines directly into it and cuts your visibility down ALOT.

I will be doing this mod soon. Its very annoying
 
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Yes, there is a Factory switch from Honda. I just ordered it this weekend. It is the TRX500 Assist Light switch, Honda part number 08E75-HPO-100A,
I should have it by the end of the week, I wont be installing it until next week though. There is an article in the Acessories section of the forums.
 

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Haven't tried it yet, but does the pod just snap together. Don't want to break anything trying to get it apart. Gussing I can just open the pod and do the wiring to install a switch.

Reason to put a switch is to cut glare from the light with something on the front rack that would cause a glare. No problem with front rack empty.
Gotcha. Thanks. I could probably use one of those due to my radio bein'
on the front rack. We usually don't get to ride very late due to the kids
start actin' like heathin's. Cryin' they want to go home or fall a sleep. That
is no fun holdin' a sleepin' kid with one arm & drivin' with the other.
 

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Easy top headlight switch

thanks for the wiring tips AKAtvhunter, my buddy did his this morning. one screw to come off the pod under the fuel breather tube, then unsnap the front of the pod and it just flips back and hangs there. pull out the light assembly and find the green wire, then just tap into that. Works perfectly and the switch looks stock the way he installed it. He got the switch at the source (Radio Shack) for 3.99$ (Canadian) I attached a pic, it looks great. I'll be doing mine soon!!!
 

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Nice work ajkeats, glad i could help you guys out. Thats a nice and easy mod to do and it works great. Now if I could just find some of those xenon bulbs to go in my lower headlight assemblies, then I'd be set for lighting! For those that haven't read my other post, you can buy the Silverstar 9145 xenon light bulb for the upper pod light, much better than the stock halogen bulb.
 

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haha

HAHA, Bruiser, I just thought the world should know of your creative genius!!! Hey guys, it was my friend bruiser there who did the switch mod. I just thought i'd pass on the details...
 

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hey i got the same switch mounted to the side of my light pod. I pulled the toggle part of and put some dielectric in there because it is not sealed
 

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Wonder if it would be useful to put a on/off/on switch instead. Could turn on or off with other head lites and possibly run another hot wire to turn on the pod light all by itself as another option. Don't know if it would actually be useful however. Would be an easy mod as well, if useful.
 

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Yes, there is a Factory switch from Honda. I just ordered it this weekend. It is the TRX500 Assist Light switch, Honda part number 08E75-HPO-100A,
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hey can you tell me if that switch is sealed or not, so water can't run through the switch. riding at night is good fun. there is also a light lift from www.royaldistributing.com pg. #170 of the 05 summer catalog. it says it's for trx 400/450 and rincons but it should work for the 500's as well it raises the light 3 1/4" or 3 3/4" for $44.95 canadian. that light is handy for seeing around corners, you don't miss it till it's gone.
 

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Yes, the light switch is sealed and a real nice item. Go to the Foreman assecories section and look for (3rd light saga) post and read it. Hondude did a real nice write up on it and has a lot of pics, I have a few pics of mine on there from when I installed mine too.
 
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Problem with 2 headlights on body

I installed an on/off switch on my top headlight several weeks ago. Works perfect. All lights have been working fine until today when my bottom two headlights were not working. Top headlight still works perfect with the on/off switch operating exactly as it should. Surely my bottom 2 headlights going out don't have anything to do with my installing the on/off switch on my top headlight. I wired the top headlight exactly as I should have (cutting the green wire and installing the switch to both ends of the cut green wire). The brown wire was not even touched in the process and, as I said, they all worked perfectly fine for several weeks. The others just went out without me even tampering with them (it was just sitting in my garage). And they were all working when I first installed the on/off switch. I checked all the fuses under the seat and there is no fuse blown. Does anyone know what could be going on here? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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If you just cut into the green wire with the switch and the pod light works still, it must be something pertaining only to the headlights. The bulbs or wire to headlight broken? If the pod lights works, it proves the normal switches work. Maybe need to check the electrical plug that is after the normal headlight switches that go to the headlights. Strange it happened all at once, but could something have occured such as high water to lights, or electrical plug?
 
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headlights not working

Dastagg--actually i did check the switch that goes to the headlights. It seems to be okay. However, I didn't have a tester with me. I am going to get one of those in the next couple of days and check the connection from the two headlights. This is too wierd! I don't have but 85 miles on it so far, so something like that should not have gone out this soon.
 
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