Accessory Socket - BMW G310 R/GS Forum
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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Accessory Socket

I have just installed an accessory socket on to my G310R. My UK dealer said that they were not available yet but, they are the same part as fitted to the F800 series. I bought a used F800 one from the UKs main supplier of used BMW parts (Motorworks) for about half price (including postage) of the listed new price. Only problem fitting it was that the nice man who assembled the bike in India had routed the lead in the wrong place - soon sorted however. If you are from the UK, the used part number from Motorworks is: ELN14741 which is suitable for the F650/700/800GS/R twins.

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 07-14-2017, 11:08 AM
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How does the installation work, do you just plug it into the lead and that's it?
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How does the installation work, do you just plug it into the lead and that's it?
Basically, yes. You need to remove a plastic tie where the accessory lead is tied to the harness - it's just above the hole where the accessory socket goes in the frame. The socket only works with the ignition key in the "ON" position.
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Good to know it's that simple because those pesky GPS's that prevents me from getting lost needs to be plugged in all the time.
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Basically, yes. You need to remove a plastic tie where the accessory lead is tied to the harness - it's just above the hole where the accessory socket goes in the frame. The socket only works with the ignition key in the "ON" position.
Where is the connection with ignition key??
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Where is the connection with ignition key??
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The accessory socket will only work when the ignition key is switched to the "ON" position. The socket will NOT work when the ignition key is in the "OFF" position. Hope this helps.
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Any chance you can post a picture of the install?

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Any chance you can post a picture of the install?

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No photos, but it is really straightforward. If you look upwards and slightly left from the socket hole (a small torch helps), you will see the connector zip tied to the wiring harness. Cut the zip tie , pull the accessory lead down and remove the blanking plug off the end of the lead. Push the socket through the mounting hole, apply the large fixing nut at the back to hold the socket in place and then push the lead into the back of the socket. If needed, you can zip tie the lead again to tidy it up. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Glencoeman. Just checked the bike and indeed, it does look pretty straight forward.

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Pretty straight forward indeed! For those interested but wanting all the details, here you go:
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