Q Can I wire in lights with­out blow­ing a fuse?

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I have a Givi top­box with LED brake lights in it, is it pos­si­ble to wire these into my BMW F800GS brake light with­out up­set­ting the CAN bus? Nor­man Grim­ley, email

An­swered by Richard A Red­mayne, Dyno­jet I think that the worst that will hap­pen is a warn­ing light on the dash if the sys­tem senses an un­fore­seen power drain. But be­cause brake lights are only a po­ten­tial is­sue oc­ca­sion­ally, and not a con­stant drain like gear such as Power Com­man­ders, the chances are you won’t have a prob­lem. I’d tem­po­rar­ily mount the top­box on the pil­lion seat, se­cure it with some bungees, tap into the brake light cir­cuit and go for a test ride then you’ll be good to go.

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