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    re-wiring aux power outlet

    Well, I have taken off all the plastic for the purpose of wiring my outlet directly to a fuse block I have. To someone who has also done this, did you cut off the factory connector from the outlet and splice on a new pigtail or did you completely replace the outlet.

    thanks

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    MOA #148075, BMWRO Shaun09's Avatar
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    I used an outlet and wiring from Powerlet for both front and rear outlets on our 09R1200RT to an Eastern Beaver fuse block. No cutting of factory wires.
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    wwalton,

    Welcome to the forums.. You might take a look at: http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?46055 - you seem to be missing info like the year/model of your BMW. That info is often useful since some things are year/model specific.
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    On the RT you can add a powerlet direct to battery or a fuse block simply by drilling a hole in the rear of the bike panel directly opposite the factory accessory outlet at the rear. You'll see they left you a nice flat at that spot that just invites this mirror image install.

    Of course, if your bikes lacks the factory rear outlet, you could also put it where the factory one goes.

    That gives you an outlet for your passenger that will actually work with heated gear or a normal charger, etc while you have access to the full 10A capacity of the front outlet without sharing it with you passenger (its inadequate for heated gear for 2 and will shut off if you plug in a couple heated jackets on that circuit)

    Above needs no cutting of factory wiring.

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    No need to cut anything. Simple unplug the old outlet, remove it and replace with a Powerlet. You can convert back to the original at any time if you wish.
    2014 R1200GS Adventure

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    I hate cutting any connectors on any vehicle. Make adapters instead. Crutchfield was the large scale pioneer for using this method.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wwalton View Post
    Well, I have taken off all the plastic for the purpose of wiring my outlet directly to a fuse block I have. To someone who has also done this, did you cut off the factory connector from the outlet and splice on a new pigtail or did you completely replace the outlet.

    thanks
    This Best of Forum may give you some ideas-
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...r-Distribution
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    rewired

    got a replacement outlet and harness from powerlet and that will be going in this weekend wired directly to the battery. the OEM unit will go into the storage cabinet. thanks for all the advice.
    bw

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