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Auxiliary Power Switches

HD auxiliary-power-switch-kit

Has any installed/used these?

One of the two switches is a plug, presumably for HD power accessories. The other button/switch ends with just three wires. What kind of power is supplied to these wires? Is it: One always hot, one hot when switch is depressed, and one is ground? Or Do two of them simply short when the switch is depressed and another supplies power? Curious if anyone knows.

I ask because I'm thinking about adding my garage door opener to a simple switch that just shorts two wires, but I'm not sure if that's what happens with this kit.

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HD auxiliary-power-switch-kit

Has any installed/used these?

One of the two switches is a plug, presumably for HD power accessories. The other button/switch ends with just three wires. What kind of power is supplied to these wires? Is it: One always hot, one hot when switch is depressed, and one is ground? Or Do two of them simply short when the switch is depressed and another supplies power? Curious if anyone knows.

I ask because I'm thinking about adding my garage door opener to a simple switch that just shorts two wires, but I'm not sure if that's what happens with this kit.


I’ve never seen that set up before? I certainly have not ever done it but it looks cool as hell


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HD auxiliary-power-switch-kit

Has any installed/used these?

One of the two switches is a plug, presumably for HD power accessories. The other button/switch ends with just three wires. What kind of power is supplied to these wires? Is it: One always hot, one hot when switch is depressed, and one is ground? Or Do two of them simply short when the switch is depressed and another supplies power? Curious if anyone knows.

I ask because I'm thinking about adding my garage door opener to a simple switch that just shorts two wires, but I'm not sure if that's what happens with this kit.

I have a switch pack like this on my '15 so there might be some variations. Mine is on the left side, not sure about this one but it looks to me like it might be on the right for you bike. The 4 pin connector is more for plug and play accessories and controlled by the middle button. The 3 separate wires has a 12 volt switched wire for powering up miscellaneous items and is controlled by the right button. If this is a left side switch pack then the left side blank should be hard wired to empty terminal slots on the left and right front turn signal/running light connectors under the front fairing vent for fog lights. You would just need a button in place of the blank. It's been awhile since I did mine so my details might be a bit off as well as mine being a '15. On my bike I have fog lights first, GPS second and garage door opener third on mine. You could also get yourself a test light and test the 3 wires to be sure of their function.

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I plan to get a multimeter and test it out when I have a chance.

I wonder how easy it would be to add a third button that just shorted two wires (to activate the garage door opener).
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I just put one in. Easy instal. Just take the bags and side covers off, and pull the cluster.

The switch harness is already on the scooter. But being powered through the BCM, it can require flashing when you add stuff to it. The harness adds a power relay to provide power directly from the battery, bypassing the BCM and its bus.

For a momentary on switch to run a door opener, you could just drill one of the fillers and put a push button switch in. The switches in the kit are latching, so they wont work, and none of the existing wiring is relevant. It would be a lot less work to just mount the switch on the fairing. Then stash the opener in the back of the glove box.
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I wonder how easy it would be to add a third button that just shorted two wires (to activate the garage door opener).
For this you would want a momentary switch. Kind of like the older style buttons that you would press to change the odometer/trip functions on the cluster.

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For this you would want a momentary switch. Kind of like the older style buttons that you would press to change the odometer/trip functions on the cluster.
That's true. It would be a button or a switch that would spring back up after being pressed. Fortunately for me though, I have wired my particular garage door opener to a flip switch before on my old bike (non-HD). I would just flip it back off right after flipping it on, and that worked fine.

My bike is brand new, and hasn't even left the dealership yet. Putting a momentary switch somewhere, as suggested by @Thermodyne , would probably work best but I have no interest in drilling any holes in to my new color-matched inner-fairing quite yet. I'd have to find another alternative, which is why I'm curious if any of those other button slots could be used.
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The button for the Coolflow fan is momentary. I'm not sure if its a function of the button or a function of the spot that it is in. That button resides in the far right position in the left button bank. It in connected to a two wire plug right above transmission on the right side of the frame.
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That's true. It would be a button or a switch that would spring back up after being pressed. Fortunately for me though, I have wired my particular garage door opener to a flip switch before on my old bike (non-HD). I would just flip it back off right after flipping it on, and that worked fine.

My bike is brand new, and hasn't even left the dealership yet. Putting a momentary switch somewhere, as suggested by @Thermodyne , would probably work best but I have no interest in drilling any holes in to my new color-matched inner-fairing quite yet. I'd have to find another alternative, which is why I'm curious if any of those other button slots could be used.
I just carry my opener in a tank bag.
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I guess I can find a spot to put something like this:

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