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dockeithdc
05-10-2009, 02:12 PM
Just happened to be at the shop yesterday and came across a LED brake light by BMW that is CAN-bus friendly. The BMW model number is 63 00 0 445 578 for the light and the wire harness is 61 00 0 445 579 for 06-09 R1200RT. For R1200 GS/adventure or K1200 harness number is 61 00 0 445 580.

For 06-09 R1200RT:
Simple to install, takes maybe 20 min. Harness is fished up through the extended fender and into the space behind the rear seat. The power is supplied by unplugging the rear power socket and plugging in the harness. The power socket is then plugged into the harness. The harness is then plugged into one of the taillight bulbs(the black connector). A hole is drilled into the extended fender under the license plate bracket for the harness connection to the light assembly, plug together and your done with the wiring. I then caulked under the fender to seal the opening.

Looks great, works great, and no problems with CAN-bus.

Semper_Fi
05-10-2009, 03:01 PM
Nice job - looks very good

afmeyer
05-11-2009, 03:37 AM
What is the cost?

dockeithdc
05-11-2009, 11:17 AM
Cost is steep... Harness runs $40.00 and light $120.00. Expensive but easy to install and fully CAN-bus compatable!

rab1957
05-11-2009, 11:45 AM
I'm using thishttp://www.p3lights.com/ on my 05 LT and it works great. I've seen more then one car back off a bit when I've tapped my brakes because they were too close.

greenwald
05-11-2009, 01:31 PM
I like the light pictured by the original poster of this thread. Saw it at my BMW dealer last Friday.

I happen to run the Hyper-Lites (16 LED'S on either side of my license plate) and like the fact that 32 LED's are constantly illuminated as additional tailights, and then become a burst of flashing red when brakes are applied.

I consulted with Ron @ Hyper-Lites during my install, and along with tech advice from John at Nick's BMW, came up with a cool way to tap into a relay wire (so when the ignition is off, so are accessories) that is NOT in any way tied to CAN-bus.

You simply remove the cover over the dealer-diagnostic port of an R1200RT and inside is a black/yellow wire. Tap into this for any and all accessories for relay compliance, and CAN-bus doesn't even know you're there, so you can't trip any faults!

At Ron's request, I shot a series of photos of my install and they have now been used to update the instructions that Hyper-Lites sends out, reference R1200RT's.

John at Nick's came up with the wiring solution - wouldn't hesitate to contact him with any electrical concerns. He formally wired industrial robots (and is a BMW Master Tech), so he eats, lives and breathes this stuff.

tlcoulter
05-25-2009, 11:30 PM
Just happened to be at the shop yesterday and came across a LED brake light by BMW that is CAN-bus friendly. The BMW model number is 63 00 0 445 578 for the light and the wire harness is 61 00 0 445 579 for 06-09 R1200RT. For R1200 GS/adventure or K1200 harness number is 61 00 0 445 580.

For 06-09 R1200RT:
Simple to install, takes maybe 20 min.

Does this come with installation instructions? Yours are clear, but I'm a slow-learner!

moshaffer
05-25-2009, 11:59 PM
Cost is steep... Harness runs $40.00 and light $120.00. Expensive but easy to install and fully CAN-bus compatable!

Is this strictly a brake lite or is it also a tail light?? Thanks.:)

indycar
05-26-2009, 06:25 AM
the wire harness is 61 00 0 445 579 for 06-09 R1200RT. For R1200 GS/adventure or K1200 harness number is 61 00 0 445 580.


BMW has revised the harness offerings for this light.

There are two harnesses for the RT - in addition to the # you listed,

<65 14 2 158 019> for production dates 2005 to 8/06 R1200RT

:)

bmwrebel
05-27-2009, 12:17 AM
Quick, easy & cheep, the LED break light bar from Aerostich (4635). I took it off of my K75S and put it on my 08 R1200R. Step one, drill out license plate bracket to take larger allen bolts. Step 2, snake wires thru opening in under seat pan. Step 3, pull break light. Step 4, just unpluged the spade connectors on the brake light and stuck the ends of the wire in. Button up tail lamp. Step 5, more rear safety for $25.00. :clap

dockeithdc
05-28-2009, 01:18 AM
Does this come with installation instructions? Yours are clear, but I'm a slow-learner!

No instructions. A simple first time install!

dockeithdc
05-28-2009, 01:19 AM
Is this strictly a brake lite or is it also a tail light?? Thanks.:)

Running light and brake light

Atomicman52
06-13-2009, 04:46 PM
I was under the impression that it also flashes (modulates) before going solid when the brakes are applied. Is this the case?

MARTYH
06-13-2009, 05:29 PM
I like the light pictured by the original poster of this thread. Saw it at my BMW dealer last Friday.

I happen to run the Hyper-Lites (16 LED'S on either side of my license plate) and like the fact that 32 LED's are constantly illuminated as additional tailights, and then become a burst of flashing red when brakes are applied.

I consulted with Ron @ Hyper-Lites during my install, and along with tech advice from John at Nick's BMW, came up with a cool way to tap into a relay wire (so when the ignition is off, so are accessories) that is NOT in any way tied to CAN-bus.

You simply remove the cover over the dealer-diagnostic port of an R1200RT and inside is a black/yellow wire. Tap into this for any and all accessories for relay compliance, and CAN-bus doesn't even know you're there, so you can't trip any faults!

At Ron's request, I shot a series of photos of my install and they have now been used to update the instructions that Hyper-Lites sends out, reference R1200RT's.

John at Nick's came up with the wiring solution - wouldn't hesitate to contact him with any electrical concerns. He formally wired industrial robots (and is a BMW Master Tech), so he eats, lives and breathes this stuff.

I just ordered the Hyper-Lite running lites. I plan to mount them on my R1200GS brush busters (handle bars) for more visibility. Your posting is MOST timely. I am VERY interested in your wiring solution. Any chance I can get your photo by e-mail?
Any help appricated.
Marty

greenwald
06-13-2009, 08:31 PM
I just ordered the Hyper-Lite running lites. I plan to mount them on my R1200GS brush busters (handle bars) for more visibility. Your posting is MOST timely. I am VERY interested in your wiring solution. Any chance I can get your photo by e-mail?
Any help appricated.
Marty

Sure - send me a PM with your e-mail, and I'll share my photos, details, etc.

gar596
06-14-2009, 02:00 PM
The tie in the the black bbulb wire .....is that a plug in spade type or a clamp on wire splice.... Thanks garth

indycar
06-20-2009, 03:37 AM
I was under the impression that it also flashes (modulates) before going solid when the brakes are applied. Is this the case?

yes. it flashes twice, then goes bright solid.

MARTYH
06-22-2009, 12:42 PM
I installed the Hyperlites White led's on my R1200 GS.

Semper_Fi
06-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Very nice - how did you attach to the hand guards?

MARTYH
06-22-2009, 07:30 PM
I used epoxy paste, The stuff from the autoparts store that you cut off a chunk and then need together. The angle of the lites is critical sense led's have limited viewing angle. If you are think of installing, send me an e-mail and I will send more photos and details.

dockeithdc
08-23-2009, 12:25 PM
Thought I would bring this post back to the current page to help with the new question. It contains part numbers and pictures. Remember,this light has been around for models before 05. The new light looks the same but requires the added harness to work with the newer models.