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Hello, fellow arachnophiles.

I am just breaking in a yellow roadster. I got a nice RAM mount for my Nuvi 200W GPS. I was about to spend money on the installation of a Honda 12 VDC adapter (already bought the adapter and have ruined it by cutting the harness) when I spotted the OEM kit on the Spyder site. Ugh! Talk about frustrating. Cheaper than the Honda thing and, from the looks of it, much easier to install. Has anybody installed the kit? I just ordered it, so I don't know anything other than what it looks like on the website.

If anybody has done it, let me know what it entails. (I know this might be an elementary thing, but I've got about as much mechanical dexterity in my fingers as a snail has in its hind quarters. :-S

Peace.

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I found these pictures of the kit ( I love the web ;)):





If BRP is as sharp as I think they are... your harness will already have the pigtails to connect to the tangs on the back of the outlet. If they are really good.... the hole is already there to with a plug in it :) If not, the instructions should tell you where to put the hole:



It should be as easy as, slide in hole, figure out how to get your hand behind to thread on the locking ring, and plugging in the connectors.

Or.... make hole, splice into harness, crimp on connectors, then do the above :( Let us know what you find.
 

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Links to images?

I didn't see the links to the images. Can you post? Thanx.

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Installed the 12 VDC Kit; Service horror story.

OK, well I just installed the 12 VDC kit. The instructions are very thorough except for the part about needing to install the fuse. :) Figured that out and all was good.

It is a little elaborate and there are instructions for removing a line that isn't there, at least not there in my Spyder (temperature/pressure sensor). That is, the line is somewhere else given that the temperature does display.

You have to remove the nose from the Spyder--or should I say proboscis?--in order to install the thing. What I don't understand is that the accessory plug is already there, but you have to remove it from storage in the frame to connect the thing. Why it isn't already available, I can only guess but won't. :)

Electrical question
[Edited out. Found and understood the answer].

Service complaint
Now, I bought my Spyder at Chaparral Motorsports in San Bernardino, Ca. So I go take it in for its break-in service like a good little boy. So they call me to tell me that they didn't have the oil filter! What, I mean, is up with that?

I was able to get the filter from Malcolm Smith's dealership. But Malcolm Smith's didn't have but one quart of oil. :rolleyes:
However, MS did have other stuff! Cowl for the passenger seat, 6-spoke wheels, bags, covers, shields, pretty much almost everything on BRP's site.

I wound up changing the oil myself, but the engine drain plug was so tight, it took me hours to figure out how to get the thing out. (Used the chuck of an impact driver to dig a flat head screw in deep enough to get a bite).

Anyway, I'm going to change my own oil from now on.:D

And I'm probably going to stick with Malcolm Smith service in the future, should I need it.

Peace.

---Luis


 

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What, less than 25 bucks? Can't remember exactly, but I'm sure it was less than $25. And the instructions that it comes with are soooo clear, even I could do it. However, if you decide to get it, I have a couple of recommendations: first, rather than get a hole saw (unless you already have it), get a spade bit of the equivalent size. That was given to me as a recommendation at Home Depot, and it was a significantly cheaper to get. Got the job done perfectly; second, make sure to put the fuse in the accessory slot. :D Yeah.

You may have to use some electrical tape to keep the power cord plug from jiggling out of the adapter receptacle. You'll see what I mean when you put it in and drive the Spyder. The vibrations will eventually make it come out. Even with the tape, that might still happen, depending on whether you have better tape technique than I do, which is highly likely. :eek:

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What, less than 25 bucks? Can't remember exactly, but I'm sure it was less than $25. And the instructions that it comes with are soooo clear, even I could do it. However, if you decide to get it, I have a couple of recommendations: first, rather than get a hole saw (unless you already have it), get a spade bit of the equivalent size. That was given to me as a recommendation at Home Depot, and it was a significantly cheaper to get. Got the job done perfectly; second, make sure to put the fuse in the accessory slot. :D Yeah.

You may have to use some electrical tape to keep the power cord plug from jiggling out of the adapter receptacle. You'll see what I mean when you put it in and drive the Spyder. The vibrations will eventually make it come out. Even with the tape, that might still happen, depending on whether you have better tape technique than I do, which is highly likely. :eek:

Peace.
Thanks for the est $, but most important was the tips you provided..

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Went to Radio Shack and purchased a weather proof receptical for $6.95.
It even comes with wire leads and an in-line fuse. Much cheaper and looks just about the same as BRP's.
 

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Not nice

:)$6.95?! Not nice. :)

Well, I tried to check the receptacle on Radio Shack but the search words I put in didn't find anything. Tell us how it works out for you and tell us how Radio Shack markets it (what it's called).

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Need some help

I see that these post are really old. I recently purchased my spyder and was looking to add a 12 volt power supply. All of what I have read from the old posts looks good but I'm wondering where the harniness is located that plugs into the 12 volt outlet? Does it really have to be put in the trunk?

DFELT44 :confused:
 

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12V power connector

The connector is located while siting on your spyder on the left front upper schock mount its a small dangling plug with a cap on it to keep it watter proof.
Mike
 
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