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post #1 of 5 Old 04-21-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Garmin Zumo 550 wiring question.

I'm installing a Garmin Zumo 550 to my 2007 KLR, what is the best (easiest) way to wire it up? Mounting the unit is easy, I'm just concerned about wiring it up correctly. I would like it to come on with the ignition BUT I'm installing a headlight switch to be able to turn the headlight and taillight off while riding,

I WANT power to the unit when the key is in the ON position.

I DO NOT want power when the unit is in the OFF position.

I WANT power to the unit even though the headlight and taillight is switched off.

This is the headlight switch I will be using....

http://www.happy-trail.com/Products/...LR-SWITCH.aspx

And I will also be mounting a Britannia Composites Phoenix Fairing with Dual HID beams.

Any advice would be cool.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-23-2009, 02:51 AM
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In your fairing there are two wires that go to nothing. They just have a plastic end on them. They're exactly what you're after. They're switched and are only hot when you have the key on.

I THINK that they won't be affected by your headlight switch, but that's something that will need to be checked after you install your new headlight switch.
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I have the headlight switch from TPI (http://www.tpi4x4.com/KLR650/EuropeanLightswitch.html) which is probably the same switch. It kills the power to the euro connectors when all lights are turned off.

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Yeah, its the exact same switch. So the GPS won't get power in the OFF position, any suggestions?

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What wire connectors do I need to make this connection? And What gauge are those itty bitty garmin wires?

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