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I am putting in a cigarette lighter under the seat for GPS and cell phone charging. Is there something like the "extra" power line in the headlight bucket that I can tap into?

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just crimp a big end on it and screw it right into the battery terminal blocks. Thats the best and safest idea.
Straight to the battery is not "switched", which is what the OP wants.

Although not under seat, I like using the horn wire to tap into..which is switched.
 

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just crimp a big end on it and screw it right into the battery terminal blocks. Thats the best and safest idea.
I've done that, but the GPS charger draws even when off. I'd rather not pull down the battery with phantom load.
 

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just crimp a big end on it and screw it right into the battery terminal blocks. Thats the best and safest idea.
:rolleyes:

your idea is not switched, the first time you leave the gps turned on, it will drain the battery

pigtail directly to battery for heated gear that unplugs when you walk away from bike or battery tender is ok, for any other reason, connecting directly to battery is not wise

personally, I would look at the dealer test plug, probe for which terminal is hot with 12v when the key is on, use that lead to trigger a relay.

install auxillary fuseblock that is connected to the battery thru the relay

don't cut or compromise the wire harness looking for a power source, it only leads to problems in the future
 

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don't cut or compromise the wire harness looking for a power source, it only leads to problems in the future
Right, there's tons of din connectors under the seat, I was just wondering if there was a live lead in one of those connectors that I could tap into. I guess I will have to do the hard work of going in there with a probe.
 

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Crap, didnt even think about that, woops. Id maybe grab the tag light wire. It's pretty easy to get to and easily spliced into and already under the trunk so then you can place the cig lighter in there and it would be outta the elements maybe. Just a thought, would need a long cord to the GPS though which alot have.
 

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Crap, didnt even think about that, woops. Id maybe grab the tag light wire. It's pretty easy to get to and easily spliced into and already under the trunk so then you can place the cig lighter in there and it would be outta the elements maybe. Just a thought, would need a long cord to the GPS though which alot have.
I'm tapping into something under the main seat and running the cig lighter to under the passenger seat. The GPS cord easily reaches the triple clamps. The cell phone battery charger and the GPS charger both draw currnet even when the phone or GPS are not plugged in. That baffles me.

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