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    Trigger Wire for Centech 2007 R1200RT

    I have a 2007 R1200RT. I would like to install a Centech fuse block. Can anyone explain in detail what a "trigger wire" is and how to hook it up to either the accessory port or parking light? Photos would be nice.
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    If you're not savvy with wring, the Twisted Throttle fuze panel or identical Fuzeblock are the easiest and most flexible to install because all the parts are on the panel, including the relay needed.

    To do a Centech correctly on a BMW, you first need all the right parts- that includes the AP-1 or AP-2 as you prefer, plus the harness with the relay.

    Right now I'm removing a kludge install done by some previous owner of a bike I bought who simply tied the fuse panel direct to the bike wiring without a relay setup.

    Th trigger wire is the wire you install to serve as the signal to the relay to turn that power to the fuse panel on/off when the bike is on/off. It can be connected to the following locations.
    1) Parking light
    2) Rear accesory outlet wiring
    3) Diagnostic plug wiring
    4) Starter relay wiring

    There are threads on the site you can find by search, many with pics.

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    Yeah... what Racer7 said. He knows his stuff.

    The only thing I would add is that, in my case, I did not want to have a delay off function on my switched power. The main reason is that I want the Zumo to ask as soon as I power the bike off if I want the Zumo to remain on (via internal battery) or switch off. Some power sources on the bike remain on for a minute or more.

    I used the front parking light to trigger my FuzeBlock.

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    This Best of Forum should help. I'm also a fan of the ready to go trigger wire that plugs into the parking light from Twisted Throttle. OM
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    Thanks for the help. I guess my question really boils down to the actual connection for the relay. Do you clip the power wire to the parking light and then solder or wire nut the trigger wire and both cut ends of the parking light power wire all together? Visualize a "Y" where all three ends are tied together.

    I don't know what the actual connecting device looks like. Do you jam both the parking light power wire and the trigger wire into the same place in the parking light plug...or are there parallel openings in the plug, like this ::: ? I wish there was a way here to draw a sketch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcat43 View Post
    Thanks for the help. I guess my question really boils down to the actual connection for the relay.
    The relay has several terminals (typically 5). They are usually numbered.

    Terminal 85... the trigger... wired to your parking light (or in my case, the headlight).
    Terminal 86... ground.
    Terminal 30... power input... wired directly to your battery (fused close to the battery).
    Terminal 87... switched output... wired to your centech.

    The other terminal is 87A. It is the opposite of 87. Leave it disconnected.

    Does that answer your question?

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