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Hi Guys, its been a while since I have been to the site, nice upgrade to the graphics...

I need some help. (I have an 05 TRX 500FM)

I have a quad box on the front rack (moose brand) and it blocks the handlebar light, trying to raise my light over the box would look stupid so my alternative is mount some high intensity fog lights in the Box itself.

I bought some sweet lights, I have dremeled out the rectangular cut outs in the front of the box and have recessed them.

Now I have two wiring tasks. One is the new 12V fog lights and the other is a switch to turn off the handlebar light. I have to turn off that light because it reflects off my box and makes night riding difficult.

I popped off the console/headlight cover and expected there to be a wire I could tie into... Every thing is so tight that I think I will need to take the whole quad apart.

Where should I tie in my new lights what types of connectors should I use?

Neil
 

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ok the search engine looks good...

My goal was to splice in on the main headlight and be able to use my stock bar mounted switch.

Also I would switch the pod light...

It looks like most people just run their own dedicated circuits...

Neil
 

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The GREEN wire going to the pod light is the ground, cut and splice in a new switch. Now the pod light can be turned off or on when you like.

I would not wire in fog lights on my headlight switch, it could cause problems. Run a new fused circuit for the fog lights.
 

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i always ran my wires to the cigarette liter outlet power wire, then just run a switch that will turn the power off and on to the lights. then if you wanted the top light to be off because of the reflection just splice into the power wire and put a switch on it.
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I use 2 55 watt flood lights on the front of the bike. Power is direct from a fused line to the battery run thru a relay. The coil for the relay is fed from the stock wiring to the original headlights. This way you can control the lights with the stock bar switch and not overload the circuit.
Also modified the center light to 80/100 watt hi/ low beam operated from stock switch and added a switch to kill the center when needed.
 

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the easiest thing would be to mount a 3 position switch on the pod...

middle postion both off, up position fog lights on, down postion center headlight off and fog lights on.
 

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I use 2 55 watt flood lights on the front of the bike. Power is direct from a fused line to the battery run thru a relay. The coil for the relay is fed from the stock wiring to the original headlights. This way you can control the lights with the stock bar switch and not overload the circuit.
Also modified the center light to 80/100 watt hi/ low beam operated from stock switch and added a switch to kill the center when needed.
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Thats the way to do it , no messin around
 

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Well put H4, that is the safest and best way to do it. Running through a relay keeps from blowing the existing circuit.
 
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