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Inside the headlight bucket on my 2012 XR there are several unused connectors.

I have already figured out which ones are switched and the voltage on each one.

My concern is I want to use (if I can) one of these to power my 250 watt amp for sound system.
and not knowing what their original purpose is will my amp draw be to much.

I have 2 separate female spade connectors wire color pink/blue (+) and black (-).

There is also a gray connector and a green connector.

Anyone know what the original purpose of these connectors and what fuse they are on????

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Inside the headlight bucket on my 2012 XR there are several unused connectors.

I have already figured out which ones are switched and the voltage on each one.

My concern is I want to use (if I can) one of these to power my 250 watt amp for sound system.
and not knowing what their original purpose is will my amp draw be to much.

I have 2 separate female spade connectors wire color pink/blue (+) and black (-).

There is also a gray connector and a green connector.

Anyone know what the original purpose of these connectors and what fuse they are on????
Did you download Bbob manuals ? When i used some wires in my headlight i thought the electrical drawings were very helpful ?

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I would never connect to an existing wire in the harness for an amp. Run a direct line with 14ga wire to the hot side of the battery with an inline easy to get at breaker then find a good solid ground or run a second wire to the negative side of the battery. Depending on how the amp is made; it may need a separate on/off switch. The R. Fosgate I'm running is "smart" and knows when to come on even though I have the wires ran straight to the positive battery terminal and a very good ground on the bike.
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Another XR owner here.....
I ran two 14 gauge wires into my headlight bucket as sources for adding accessories - one positive and one negative and labeled then as such. I did that just to be safe and not over tax the OEM wiring, even tho I do not have a sound system other than those two chrome thingies pointing out the back under the cases.
Posi-Locks and Posi-Taps make for excellent connectors in there. Hint: label every wire in that bucket as its quite a rat's nest and that will make searching for a certain circuit a lot easier.
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Yes, I got the 2011 but when I zoom in it gets blurry

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I would never connect to an existing wire in the harness for an amp. Run a direct line with 14ga wire to the hot side of the battery with an inline easy to get at breaker then find a good solid ground or run a second wire to the negative side of the battery. Depending on how the amp is made; it may need a separate on/off switch. The R. Fosgate I'm running is "smart" and knows when to come on even though I have the wires ran straight to the positive battery terminal and a very good ground on the bike.
Thats how I have it wired now but my amp is stupid (not smart) and drains my battery after about a week.

I currently unplug it after every ride, was just trying to sort out a few things before my big trip
out your way.

I am going to look for a lighted switch that will fit in the empty spot next to the driving lights.

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This is on an XR; so what are you using for a head unit? Your cell phone and blue tooth?

Can you post pics of what you have (speakers, amp, head unit)?
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Why not run direct wires to the battery for the amp but add a relay off of one of the switched power lines in the headlight bucket? That would be the best of both worlds and you wouldn't have to remember to turn a switch on and off.
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Why not run direct wires to the battery for the amp but add a relay off of one of the switched power lines in the headlight bucket? That would be the best of both worlds and you wouldn't have to remember to turn a switch on and off.
Good idea. Solves two problems.
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I was going to suggest the same. A relay triggered by a key on power source in the bucket. Also none of the wires in my XCT fairing are big enough to support that much amperage.
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