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Offline julianhj

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Re: GPS power (no splice, one bolt, 15min easy job).
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2016, 03:22:03 PM »
I've just bought a TomTom Rider 410 and I'm planning to use this wiring method. I'm a novice when it comes to vehicle electrics/mods - I have a few basic questions:

 - what is the substance coating the connectors in the above pics?
 - any recommendations for a reasonable socket set - the position of the bolt seems a little awkward for the spanner in the tool kit
 - what the diameter on the thread of the bolt (for the eyelet connector)?

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Re: GPS power (no splice, one bolt, 15min easy job).
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2016, 03:40:15 PM »
At a guess,

1. shrink wrap or self amalgamating tape
2. This is a great little set, but similar can be bought at good tool store or Halfords.
        http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bacho-Tools-SL25-Socket-Set-25-Pc-1-4-Drive-Ratchet-Case-Bahco-/271036818820?hash=item3f1b0da584:g:cLwAAOxyTP1SPB7n
3. Without going out to have a look, if it's a 10mm head it will be m6 dia, if it's a 12 or 13mm head it will be m8 dia.

Hope it helps :001:

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Re: GPS power (no splice, one bolt, 15min easy job).
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2016, 03:43:41 PM »
Thanks, it's more like a paste/grease of some description from the look of it.
I'll take a look at the link for that set.

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Offline JoseMOliveira

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Re: GPS power (no splice, one bolt, 15min easy job).
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2016, 11:27:32 PM »
Hello I was the owner of a Vstrom and now I have a Tiger 800, this method is great but only one thing in the Vstrom  they don't advise to put the negative wire directly to the frame I think it will  cause some kind  of electrlise but I'm not sure.
So if I'm going to do the same I recommend to wire the negative wire directly to  the battery.

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Re: GPS power (no splice, one bolt, 15min easy job).
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2016, 12:11:46 AM »
The V-Strom has a cast aluminium chassis the Tiger chassis is made of steel.

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Re: GPS power (no splice, one bolt, 15min easy job).
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2016, 10:09:49 AM »
Ok in that case no problem.

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Re: GPS power (no splice, one bolt, 15min easy job).
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2016, 09:35:00 PM »
Don't do what I did with a previous satnav - I cut the cigarette lighter connection off the lead and wired it straight to a live connection - took about ten minutes to cook it!!
Didn't realise the connector was a voltage reducer! Ggrrrrrr! :023:
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Re: GPS power (no splice, one bolt, 15min easy job).
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2016, 02:33:49 PM »
Hi folks, anybody that understands this mysterious electrical sorcery, I wired my sat nav using this method, the horn worked fine but when I attached the sat nav, I got a low level faint sound from the horn,  :435: as though the sat nav was acting as a switch for the horn, where the  :172: am I going wrong?  :187:

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Re: GPS power (no splice, one bolt, 15min easy job).
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2016, 05:02:15 PM »
What did you do with all the gubbins connected to the power lead - voltage reducer,  fuse and all the cable in between?

 


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