Wiring Instructions – Basic

Vehicles with or without a battery Spotlight Operates with Vehicle High Beam Switch

ALWAYS CONSULT FACTORY WIRING DIAGRAM OR DEALER FOR PROPER WIRING LOCATIONS

1. Determine convenient location for female jack of Chassis Harness to hang from handlebars or other location in front of rider so the male/female connection may be disconnected easily when pulled from any direction without interference. Secure the harness with wire ties or other means that will hold the female jack in place.

2. Chassis Harness wire splice locations will be determined by vehicle wiring. Some splices may be made at the handlebars. This location will require some of the Chassis Harness to be cut off and discarded. Other splices will be made farther down the wiring system. Route the Chassis Harness through handlebars, dash, and/or cowling to the desired vehicle light wiring splice location securing with wire ties.

SOLDER ALL WIRING SPLICES AND PROTECT WITH SHRINK-WRAP OR ELECTRICAL TAPE TO PREVENT SHORTING. DUE TO POSSIBLE LACK OF POSITIVE CONNECTION, QUICK SPLICE OR OTHER “CRIMP” TYPE SPLICES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

3. Locate headlight high/low beam switch AND headlight HIGH BEAM wire. VERIFY WITH FACTORY WIRING DIAGRAM. Splice white(fused) spotlight wire of Chassis Harness between high/low beam switch and the headlight.

4. Locate brake light switch AND brake light wire. VERIFY WITH FACTORY WIRING DIAGRAM. Splice red wire of Chassis Harness to brake light wire between switch and light. Brake light does not have to be wired for spotlight to work. NEVER wire so that brake bulb is always on, bulb is only for intermittent use.

5. Locate sufficient ground wire in system or grounding attach point on vehicle. VERIFY GROUND IS AN ACCEPTABLE LOCATION FROM FACTORY WIRING DIAGRAM AND/OR FACTORY OWNERS MANUAL. Either splice black wire of Chassis Harness into ground wire OR attach wire securely to vehicle ground location with a screw or bolt.
The LEAD-DOG Helmet Light spotlight and glowing tail light housing will operate when the high beam of the vehicle is switched on. Brake light will activate when brakes are applied.

View the image below for wiring diagram:

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Wiring Instructions – Battery Direct

Vehicles WITH a battery ONLY
On/Off/On switch and wire NEEDED – NOT SUPPLIED
Spotlight operates with/without engine running

ALWAYS CONSULT FACTORY WIRING DIAGRAM OR DEALER FOR PROPER WIRING LOCATIONS

1. Determine convenient location for female jack of Chassis Harness to hang from handlebars or other location in front of rider so the male/female connection may be disconnected easily when pulled from any direction without interference. Secure the harness with wire ties or other means that will hold the female jack in place.

2. Chassis Harness wire splice locations will be determined by vehicle wiring. Some splices may be made at the handlebars. Others will be made farther down the wiring system. Route the Chassis Harness through handlebars, dashes, and/or cowlings to the desired vehicle light wiring splice location and secure with wire ties.

SOLDER ALL WIRING SPLICES AND PROTECT WITH SHRINK-WRAP OR ELECTRICAL TAPE TO PREVENT SHORTING. DUE TO POSSIBLE LACK OF POSITIVE CONNECTION, QUICK SPLICE OR OTHER “CRIMP” TYPE SPLICES ARE NOT RECOMMENDED.

3. OBTAIN an appropriate on/off/on switch (not included) and mount to handlebars, vehicle dash, panel, or cowling. Determine distance from battery to on/off/on switch. Cut this length off of the white(fused) wire from Chassis Harness including the fuse. Connect remaining white wire from Chassis Harness to center pole of on/off/on switch, you may need to add additional 18-gauge wire here. Connect the cut portion of wire with the fuse from the positive side of the battery to one of the remaining poles of the on/off/on switch.

4. Locate headlight high/low beam switch AND headlight HIGH BEAM wire. VERIFY WITH FACTORY WIRING DIAGRAM. Connect a length of 18-gauge wire between the remaining pole of the on/off/on switch and high beam wire.

Locate brake light switch AND brake light wire. VERIFY WITH FACTORY WIRING DIAGRAM. Splice red wire of chassis Harness to brake light wire between switch and light. Brake light does not have to be wired for spotlight to work. Never wire so that the brake light is always on, bulb is only for intermittent use.

5. Locate sufficient ground wire in system or grounding attach point on vehicle. VERIFY GROUND IS AN ACCEPTABLE LOCATION FROM FACTORY WIRING DIAGRAM AND/OR FACTORY OWNERS MANUAL. Either splice black wire of Chassis Harness into ground wire OR attach wire securely to vehicle ground location with a screw or bolt.
One “on” leg of on/off/on switch operates LEAD-DOG Helmet Light spotlight continuously, in other “on” position, spot light operates with high beam switch.

View the image below for wiring diagram:

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WARNINGS

Halogen Lamps become EXTREMELY HOT.

DO NOT REPLACE SPOT LAMP WITH ANY LAMP OTHER THAN A HELMETLIGHT, INC. direct replacement lamp from Helmetlight, Inc. This is a custom lamp used specifically for this application. NEVER REPLACE BRAKE LAMP with HIGHER WATTAGE LAMP.

Use CAUTION when operating your LEAD-DOG Helmet Light.

DO NOT touch the lamp while it is on or directly after it is turned off. Allow 2 minute cool down time before removing your LEAD-DOG Helmet Light from helmet. Handle with gloved hands. Keep your LEAD-DOG Helmet Light away from flammable and combustible materials when in operation. Gasoline, oil, seats, synthetic clothing, etc. can melt or catch fire from close contact with the halogen spot lamp.

ALWAYS wear eye protection when operating the LEAD-DOG Helmet Light.

NEVER point spot lamp at another persons eyes, you may temporarily affect their vision.

NEVER connect the Brake Lamp for continuous operation. It is designed for intermittent use only and will create higher than designed temperatures in the housing.

Using the LEAD-DOG Helmet Light in any manner inconsistent with its design or intended use voids any warranties or liabilities of the manufacturer.

WARRANTY

Helmetlight, Inc. makes this warranty to the original purchaser at retail of this product. This limited warranty is not transferable.

Each LEAD-DOG Helmet Light is tested at the factory prior to packaging.

Helmetlight, Inc. warrants this product at retail against defective material or workmanship. If such should occur, unit will be repaired or replaced at the option of the manufacturer. It is the obligation of the purchaser to forward the unit together with proof of purchase and transportation or mailing charges, prepaid to the manufacturer or its authorized representative.

This limited warranty is void if the product is misused, subject to careless handling, or repaired by anyone other than the manufacturer or its authorized representative. Seewww.helmetlight.com for returns.

The manufacturer makes no warranty other than this limited warranty and expressly excludes any implied warranty including warranty for consequential damages.

Send returns along with written discription of problem to:

Helmetlight, Inc.
P.O. Box 190151
Anchorage, Alaska   99519

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