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Unknown wires?

There are two wires behind the head light that I don't have a clue what they are for. One is yellow with a black stripe wich has a clip on the end. The other is white with a blue stripe they was horribly cut and taped off. Any idea what they are for? Are they for another model or something so I can just cap off? There is nothing these wires connect to around.

The schematic doesn't show what the yellow wire with black stripe is for, it may be a ground wire? The schematic shows the white with blue stripe as a positive accessory lead?
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They are always "hot", then they are the accessory wires.
yellow/black = ground
white/blue = 12V always hot even when ignition is off.

There is another set on the right side near the battery box.
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Are they suppose to connect to anything, or just hang there?
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they are spare power leads. they are normally not used unless you want to hook up some accessories.

you can tape them off if you don't plan on adding anything that needs power.
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Ahh ok, thanks!
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I used those leads,(Y/Blk, Blu/W in the headlight), to hook up my cigarette lighter type receptacle/accessory receptacle when I installed it. Planned to use it for GPS mostly, and it works fine. I didn't want the GPS to go off every time I shut off the engine...might want to play with it when the motor isn't running...so used those leads. It's hot all the time, so must be capped so it doesn't leak.
There are other connections that only go when the key is turned.
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Never looked for them on the wiring chart....but if you have an owners manual they are descibed there along with their location.

I used the set in the headlight bucket to power my driving lights, voltmeter and "nightlight" on my dash, and the rear set to power a "cigarette lighter" plug so I could charge my phone when traveling. Both are fused with 10amp fuses I believe.

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Never looked for them on the wiring chart....but if you have an owners manual they are descibed there along with their location.

I used the set in the headlight bucket to power my driving lights, voltmeter and "nightlight" on my dash, and the rear set to power a "cigarette lighter" plug so I could charge my phone when traveling. Both are fused with 10amp fuses I believe.
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There is a single 10 Amp fuse that services all accessory power wiring, each connection does not have its own fuse.

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Never looked for them on the wiring chart....but if you have an owners manual they are descibed there along with their location.

I used the set in the headlight bucket to power my driving lights, voltmeter and "nightlight" on my dash, and the rear set to power a "cigarette lighter" plug so I could charge my phone when traveling. Both are fused with 10amp fuses I believe.
Km - are the rear set wires the same color and where are they located?

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yes they are the same color. The other set is on the right side by the battery box...under the right side cover.
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