Install Auxillary Lights Using EZCan

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  • #59669

    chewbacca
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    Anyone out there install auxilary lights using the HEX ezCan?

    I have a set of Baja Design Squadron Pro LED’s.  Got an ezCan on the way.  Everything on YouTube says plug and play.  What I don’t see is how the lights plug into the ezCan.  Maybe you plug the lights into some connector in the wiring harness???  Maybe you need a cable between the lights and ezCan.  Don’t see anything that describes how this connection is made.  It’s a R1200GS LC  2016

    Thanks for any assistance.

    Rod

    #64417

    PHILIPPE SOMMER 305
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    The EXCAN plugs in to the CANBUS box. It has another name, but this is what it should look like on a GS. The plug that went in to the box plugs in to the other end. It only works one way so you can’t get it wrong.

    #64418

    PHILIPPE SOMMER 305
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    If you are asking how to plug the lights in to the EZCAN, you have 4 connectors which are color coded which came with the device.  You need to splice the lights in to those connector unless these lights happen to fit on the EXCAN connectors. I know my D2 did not. You also need to decide on the configuration you want before deciding how to splice the lights in. When they talk about plug and play they are not assuming the lights and horns will plug in without modifications. That is why they give you the 4 connectors. Hope this helps. The hexcan is great once set up. I especially like that the Auxiliary lights flash when the horn is activated. The 20A plug will also connect directly to a Sound Blaster horn without having to add a switch.

    #64420

    chewbacca
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    Mine is in.  Thanks for the info.  Just a couple FYI’s.

    The pic you show has the box, RDC, in a different place.  Different from the Youtube videos as well.  Mine had a smaller box for who knows what but it was not the RDC which is where you have to connect to the CanBus.  Mine was further to the rear under that silver cross piece.  If you put in the sound blaster you will have to come up with a configuration that will lower output to the lights.  Two of the outputs are “high” output and two are “low”.   Normal configuration is for each of two front leds to use the two high output leads.  When you add a third high output like the horn, something has got to change.

     

    #64423

    Coles Alan
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    [quote=chewbacca]… Normal configuration is for each of two front leads to use the two high output leads.  When you add a third high output like the horn, something has got to change…[/quote]

    It appears that typically when folks set up the aftermarket horn (SondBomb, etc.) they do so in the normal fashion outlined in the instructions using the relay that is included with the horn. 

    That then leaves the two high-output ezCAN connectors to be used for front L&R driving lights and you have the full flexibility of using all the optional features allowed by the software such as when you activate the left signal light the software can be set to deactivate the left driving light for the duration of that activity.

    If you wish to use one of those two connectors for the horn and you have a pair of driving lights than you have to connect both L&R driving lights to the one remaining high-output connector and therefore loose the ability to have the driving light deactivated independently while the turn signal is activated.

    IIRC, that’s the only thing that is given up, but, personally, I’d prefer to wire the horn as per the vendor’s instructions using, the supplied relay, and retain the benefit of better visibility that the ezCAN allows if you wire the driving lights separately.

    #64424

    chewbacca
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    I’m kinda giving up on the Sound Bomb.  If the flashing Squadron Pro’s  don’t get their attention, I’ll just chalk it up to a bad karma day, and the wife can fill up the urn on the mantle.

    Forget the above.  Just ordered a Sound Bomb, wiring harness and BMW test gismo that drops a couple of wires off the horn (I think).   Jim Von Baden had some great pics http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/aftermarket-horn-for-14-r1200gsa-lc.1067990/ of how installed his.  There is a bracket that Twisted Throttle sells but of course it doesn’t work on my machine.  I can whip up a bracket like Jim’s in no time.  The wiring will be a bit longer so I can put it under the plastic.  Like you said, just do a normal horn install using a relay and leave the ezCan alone.

    #64431

    Coles Alan
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    That’s the beauty of what the ezCAN appears to do. As they say, the proof will be in the pudding. 😉

    #64436

    chewbacca
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    Souund bomb is in.  The normal install with the ezCan works great.  WOW!  If you don’t get someone’s attention with this setup, your dealing with the living dead. LOL

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