Garmin Zumo XT

RobP

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Hi Guys. Can anyone help ? I would like to hardwire a Garmin Zumo XT to my 2020 C400X. I’m lead to believe it can be done & there is a socket somewhere under the handlebars / fairing ? ( not sure of the exact location ) and I would need an adapter known as a repair plug ? Any help would be much appreciated. Many thanks. Rob.
 

byee

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RobP, do you have a mount in mind for your XT?

There is a power connector under the handle bar fairings you can use.
 

RobP

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Hi , yes I do have a mount. A bar that’s sits in front of my screen.
is the connector actually inside the plastic cover on the handlebars or behind the side fairing ? Many thanks.
 

wspollack

Active member
RobP, do you have a mount in mind for your XT?

There is a power connector under the handle bar fairings you can use.
Hi again. I'm curious about this connector, too. You're not talking about the connectors inside the right cubby, correct?

I removed the handlebar covers a couple of months ago, and didn't notice an extra connector floating around. Is this something that's present only if you have "nav prep" (or whatever it's called) from the factory?
 

RobP

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Hi buddy. No , I’m not talking about the power supply in the glove box ( I use that for charging my phone) I spoke to BMW and they said there should be another power supply somewhere under the handlebars or fairing , but he wasn’t sure exactly where ? If I can locate it , he said I would need an adaptor ( white plug with three wires ) called a repair plug. That would then connect to the Zumo XT lead & plug into that power supply.
just wondered if anyone had actually found or used the other power supply. Thanks.
 

wspollack

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Hi buddy. No , I’m not talking about the power supply in the glove box ( I use that for charging my phone) I spoke to BMW and they said there should be another power supply somewhere under the handlebars or fairing , but he wasn’t sure exactly where ? If I can locate it , he said I would need an adaptor ( white plug with three wires ) called a repair plug. That would then connect to the Zumo XT lead & plug into that power supply.
just wondered if anyone had actually found or used the other power supply. Thanks.
Interesting. Thanks for the detailed info.
 

byee

Member
Please refer to the attached photo for connecter. BMW Motorrad also sells the end which fits into connector.

Sorry I don’t have the part number.
 

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wspollack

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Please refer to the attached photo for connecter. BMW Motorrad also sells the end which fits into connector.

Sorry I don’t have the part number.
Do you happen to know if that's a 12V supply, as opposed to 5V (which is what I think a Zumo might use, if the plug is meant for that)? I know, I can measure it the next time I take the handlebar covers off (assuming I spot the plug, per your photo), but I was just wondering if you knew.

And what do you suppose the third wire is for, if it's as @RobP stated above?

I was thinking that this might be a good power source for adding Skene LEDs up front (if it's a normal 12V).
 

RobP

New member
Please refer to the attached photo for connecter. BMW Motorrad also sells the end which fits into connector.

Sorry I don’t have the part number.
Hi byee.
Thanks for the photo. Really helpful.
Does the centre silver plastic cover just pop off or is their a screw under the BMW badge ?
 

Grahamr

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Do you happen to know if that's a 12V supply, as opposed to 5V (which is what I think a Zumo might use, if the plug is meant for that)? I know, I can measure it the next time I take the handlebar covers off (assuming I spot the plug, per your photo), but I was just wondering if you knew.

And what do you suppose the third wire is for, if it's as @RobP stated above?

I was thinking that this might be a good power source for adding Skene LEDs up front (if it's a normal 12V).
Hi

It's 12V switched from the ignition, well it is on my C650 Sport anyway so would assume the same for most models
 

wspollack

Active member
Thank you very much for that link. I just bought it (with the relevant change from pounds to dollars). Here's the shorter form of that link:


BTW:

1) I found a few of them, but they all seem to come from this one seller in Germany, WhileLightsForBikes: https://www.ebay.com/str/whitelightsledlightsforbikes

2) So there are positive and ground wires, and a third wire you just ignore, correct?

When things warm up (outside and in my garage) in the spring, I'll take the handlebar covers off my '22 C 400 GT -- something I've done once before, when doing some through-the-dash farkling -- and look for the matching OEM plug. I didn't notice it before, but I wasn't looking for anything, either. Then, assuming I find it, and assuming that that plug I just ordered matches up, I'll put a voltmeter on the wires of that ebay plug and confirm what's going on.

If all of this checks out, I plan to use this to power some Skene fender-bolt-mounted LEDs, the conspicuity kind, not driving lights (I haven't ridden at night in years) that I bought a couple of months ago: https://skenelights.com/photon-booster-led-modules-pair.html

Thanks again for pointing out the proper plug.
 
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