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brake light wire access

Hi, I am new here, I have been reading for awhile and I'm looking for access to the brake wire to install a back off XL module. Could someone please just tell me which wire it is and where to find it under the seat area? I have google searched a thousand sites and videos and the wiring harness diagram requires a brain like I don't have. I appreciate the help.
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Re: brake light wire access

what machine do you have, and what is a "backoff XL module"

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Re: brake light wire access

On a 954, There should be a string of wires bundled together (a green wire, a green w/yellow stripe wire and a brown w/white stripe wire). These can be found coming out of the tail light.

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Re: brake light wire access

after some research, he has a VTX 1300.

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Re: brake light wire access

ugh, sorry I can't believe I forgot to put the model Honda down. yes a 2005 honda vtx 1300
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Re: brake light wire access

Your brake/taillight has 3 wires, Mike:

Green: ground
Brown: constant hot (when on)
Green/Yellow: signal (when brake applied)

as per your aftermarket part's installation directions, I bet you are to splice into the G/Y wire, since that's what you want to "flash".

the physical location... I'd pull the lens off, and just trace the wires back until you find a good location to mount thay box.

good luck. keep us posted, and post pictures when you're done, so others can learn from this too, yeah?

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Re: brake light wire access

Before I joined here I pulled the lens off, which led me to another piece that came off, which led me to the rest of the housing which unscrews from the tire side, which was near impossible. This is why I figured I'd ask if someone just knew where it was under the seat.
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oh. well, you're welcome for all the information anyway.

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Re: brake light wire access

Generally on a Honda Cruiser, the tail light wires will snake up into the top side of the rear fender, either directly under the passenger seat (if separate) or along one of the fender side rails, and will usually terminate under the main seat at a 3 pin connector. Not as familiar with a VTX, but the connector may also be behind a side cover under the main seat, if the VTX has side covers. As UNslow1 mentioned, the bundle of wires will be a green, brown, and probably a green/yellow.

Of course, if you have a Honda manual, the locations of connections and wire paths are outlined in the manual.

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Generally on a Honda Cruiser, the tail light wires will snake up into the top side of the rear fender, either directly under the passenger seat (if separate) or along one of the fender side rails, and will usually terminate under the main seat at a 3 pin connector. Not as familiar with a VTX, but the connector may also be behind a side cover under the main seat, if the VTX has side covers. As UNslow1 mentioned, the bundle of wires will be a green, brown, and probably a green/yellow.

Of course, if you have a Honda manual, the locations of connections and wire paths are outlined in the manual.
Ok thanks. I'll take a look there. I appreciate the help
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Your brake/taillight has 3 wires, Mike:

Green: ground
Brown: constant hot (when on)
Green/Yellow: signal (when brake applied)

as per your aftermarket part's installation directions, I bet you are to splice into the G/Y wire, since that's what you want to "flash".

the physical location... I'd pull the lens off, and just trace the wires back until you find a good location to mount thay box.

good luck. keep us posted, and post pictures when you're done, so others can learn from this too, yeah?
thanks for the wiring info, appreciate it. I'll try to remember to post pictures as I do it. For now I put it back together and will try again another night.
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