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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Installing a BOSS speaker system

Yesterday I posted in NEW MEMBER FORUM on needing help installing...

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spliced my ground into the ground for cigarette lighter and power into the YELLOW wire for headlight
Works great !!!
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Might want to check draw on the headlight circuit. It might be to much of a draw. Going down the road with radio playing, turn on high beam, pop goes the fuse, total darkness.

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Never touched high beam wire. So PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong ( I'm learning as I go) will it still blow a fuse going down road if I use my high beam. My low beam that I'm spliced into works great
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The headlight, both hi and low beam, use the same fuse on every bike I've owned. Most newer cars have separate hi and low beam circuit. Which bike do you have? I would not tap power from the headlight circuit due to safety concerns. If you do not change I would suggest to carry extra fuses. Is you blow the fuse on the road, turn amp off and change fuse, should make it home.
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Ok just went out and tried flipping to high beam
Now the problem is this go to high beam it turns the amp off ????? Now I'm totally baffled😤🤨
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Also I spliced into the GREEN wire not the yellow
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Only one fuse, 15 Amp.


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Ok so why would my amp turn off when I flip to high beam??
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Ok just went out and tried flipping to high beam
Now the problem is this go to high beam it turns the amp off ????? Now I'm totally baffled😤🤨
Headlight switch determines which wire is hot. If your bike has driving lights you can tap off that circuit. Don't recommend but would work. Best to install relay connected to battery.


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