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Old 01-03-2011, 12:54 PM
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Hello,

I just ordered a cigarette lighter with built in fuse for my bike. The original drawling say to put it on the battery. My intentions is to keep a phone charger continuously plugged in for when i ride. My worry is that the little led light on top of the charger will run my battery dead after a few days. Would it hurt wiring the cigarette lighter into the low beam? I am currently running HID's. Or does any one else have a source of power i can tap into only when the key is turned on?

Any input would be great.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:19 PM
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I would really doubt that a little red LED bulb would run the battery down. I would not personally wire in the plug to your headlights just so you can have those pristine, i would rather do it to the license plate light so all the wires are hidden. just my 2c
 
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:30 PM
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Since it looks like you don't have a license plate light,I would wire it to it.
 
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:20 AM
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if you phone can use usb then i would follow the DIY usb in the DIY section. if youdont start your bike for a couple days perhaps but you should be okay.
 
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:00 AM
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My bike does have a tail light.. I just haven't had time to update my sig. I have checked out the DIY section and i already bought the part.. i will read over it again.. Thanks for the input guys.
 
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Look in the fuse compartment for any 12V power source that is only hot when the key is on such as the horn, tail light, etc. Check it with a multimeter if you have to. Wire it to any of those and you'll be okay as far as having an LED on "all" the time with the cigarette lighter plug.
 
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:40 PM
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Thanks man.. Sounds like a plan.. I will update with what i get into
 
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