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Wiring in some driving lights

I've got a 12 950T and want to add some additional lights to my h'way bar. Should I wire through a switch or to a wire that is only powered when key is on?. Either way, what color wire should I use and can I splice in under my seat?. In case you haven't guessed my gr8 a androids know m o re about this sh_t than I do. Thanks in advance.
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You'll want to add in a relay with switch. Pick a circuit that is "on" only when key is turned on.
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You'll want to add in a relay with switch. Pick a circuit that is "on" only when key is turned on.
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I believe that there is a accessory connector in the headlight housing for auxiliary lights and you can get the mounting hardware with light bar and bracket to fit your machine. If I was adding highway lights that is what I would use. Just a thought. Augie

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Here's where I dropped my switch in.

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Wiring driving lights

I have tried wiring a couple of different ways for lights
but have found the most foolproof was to tap into the ignition switch wire. That way, when the key is off, so are the lights. With a switch, it can, unfortunately be left on (which I've done) and left me with NO POWER!! Just sayin............
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Splice it right into the Aux Wire that is in the headlight bucket. (just added mine this winter) No need for a relay, already taken care of by the factory.

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Splice it right into the Aux Wire that is in the headlight bucket. (just added mine this winter) No need for a relay, already taken care of by the factory.
FYI. Here's the advice / rationale for using relay that I followed. With that said, which is the aux wire in the headlight bucket?

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...ead.php?t=4463

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Splice it right into the Aux Wire that is in the headlight bucket. (just added mine this winter) No need for a relay, already taken care of by the factory.
Thanks for the input. Did you tap into the existing wires and were they hard to identify? Or did you use a plug inconnector to match existing plug? Thanks again
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Here is the link to the lights and hardware. Wiring harness included.

https://www.yamahapartsandaccessorie...&dealernumber=

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