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    Install Running/Brake Light on the Cheap-$73 (Part numbers in post)
    on: Aug 06, 2016, 04.42 am
    Aug 06, 2016, 04.42 am
    I was intrigued with AZBob's how to on the brake light install.  Thanks AZBob for the fantastic write up! :047:

    I followed his directions, but did forgo the interior light and could not bring myself to spend $70 on the wiring harness from Triumph.

    I was able to install the Radiantz 10.10 smoked light bar (identical to AZ Bob's) for $73 TOTAL (If you did not have shrink tube, electrical tape, some wire and solder, that would add a little money to the cost. Fortunately I had those items laying around the shop.)

    I purchased the light bar and dual element circuit for $70.34 delivered.  ( I used a 15% off online coupon code)

    I purchased the necessary Deutesch connectors from Tacoma Screw.  http://www.tacomascrew.com/  I have a local store, but still had to have them mailed to this location.  There was no shipping store to store.  Good thing as it took several orders to finally figure out exactly which ones I needed.

    Deutesch connectors need a special crimping tool.  I chose to solder these and got a great connection.

    The Deutesch connectors amounted to $2.50 a set (female and male).  I only used one set.


    While doing this job I also pulled power from the 12v outlet in the trunk and installed a dual USB charger.  I never cared for the sloppy fit of my usb adapter plugged into the 12v outlet as it has wiggled loose a few times.  I would have preferred to install it in the lower half of the trunk, but there is no way you are separating the two bottom halves.  Subsequently, it is mounted in the top of the trunk and on the left side.











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    Re: Install Running/Brake Light on the Cheap-$73 (Part numbers in post
    Reply #1 on: Aug 06, 2016, 07.24 am
    Aug 06, 2016, 07.24 am
    For those that have not dug into your carriage to trunk electrical connection, the deutesch connectors are what Triumph uses on that factory connection.  By buying these connectors you are getting the same connection as by buying the additional harness.  Albeit at a fraction of the cost.

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    Re: Install Running/Brake Light on the Cheap-$73 (Part numbers in post
    Reply #2 on: Aug 08, 2016, 07.31 am
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    Great add on to AZBobs write up.  :152:
    It's good to know the details of the original connectors. I hope I can locate them in UK.
    I take it they just insert into the standard housing easily enough?
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    Re: Install Running/Brake Light on the Cheap-$73 (Part numbers in post
    Reply #3 on: Aug 08, 2016, 01.59 pm
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    *Originally Posted by ShaunDW [+]

    I take it they just insert into the standard housing easily enough?


    Yes, no alterations are needed.  Solder your wire on and slip them into the housing.  The shoulder width of that size deutesch connector is perfect for the triumph housing.

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    Re: Install Running/Brake Light on the Cheap-$73 (Part numbers in post
    Reply #4 on: Aug 08, 2016, 04.02 pm
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    Gah! I really wish you had found those before I spent the money on the two harnesses. I tried looking for them but I didn't know what they were called, which made them about 1,000% harder to find. I spent probably a week off-and-on trying to find them.
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    Re: Install Running/Brake Light on the Cheap-$73 (Part numbers in post
    Reply #5 on: Aug 08, 2016, 08.31 pm
    Aug 08, 2016, 08.31 pm
    *Originally Posted by AZBob [+]
    Gah! I really wish you had found those before I spent the money on the two harnesses. I tried looking for them but I didn't know what they were called, which made them about 1,000% harder to find. I spent probably a week off-and-on trying to find them.

    Timo on this site was able to tell me what they were called ......thankfully :002:

    Nonetheless most stores did not know what I was looking for, but now we all know and know where to get them! :001:

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    Re: Install Running/Brake Light on the Cheap-$73 (Part numbers in post
    Reply #6 on: Feb 24, 2018, 09.13 pm
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    *Originally Posted by ShaunDW [+]
    Great add on to AZBobs write up.  :152:
    It's good to know the details of the original connectors. I hope I can locate them in UK.
    I take it they just insert into the standard housing easily enough?

    http://uk.farnell.com/deutsch/0462-203-12141/circular-contact-skt-14-12-awg/dp/1841930

    Apart from the likes of the above/RS components who don't have any in stock, did you find a UK supplier?

    I've found one seller on evil bay but the amount of negative feedback he's got is putting off ordering. :084:

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    Re: Install Running/Brake Light on the Cheap-$73 (Part numbers in post
    Reply #7 on: Mar 07, 2018, 07.40 am
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    *Originally Posted by earthman [+]
    http://uk.farnell.com/deutsch/0462-203-12141/circular-contact-skt-14-12-awg/dp/1841930

    Apart from the likes of the above/RS components who don't have any in stock, did you find a UK supplier?

    I've found one seller on evil bay but the amount of negative feedback he's got is putting off ordering. :084:

    I did find them somewhere in packs of 5. Obviously you only need 2 of each. I'm away from home at the moment, so I can't confirm, but I'll look into it when I can.
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