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Hey folks,

posting on my neighbors behalf. He's a Honda Pioneer 700-2 owner. An good hard working Tried, and true honda fan. He waited anxiously untill honda came out with the pioneer and is tickled pink with it. infact, we all are! Im a "Ranger" owner and the other neighbor is a Teryx Owner and were all 3 proud of the pioneer and how it functions. Ive read through the forum trying to find my answers but i havent yet. (more than likely because its still VERY new to the SxS world..)

Here's my question for you folks, maybe someone has come across it...maybe not. We're planning on installing a backup light on his machine for night time firewood gathering. We ALL have them in this neighborhood and i was curious if honda made or came equiped with such wiring. According to the "HONDA" accessory page, there is a wiring harness for "horn and back up alarm" so we ordered it and were curious if this is what we'll need. lol yah i know...wait....you ordered it and are now posting?!!? it oughta be in next week. I did a look over on his machine yesterday looking for pigtails and possible options, so far ive found theres a "pigtail" thats red in color near the fuse box. assuming this is for the switch panel/volt meter option that honda offers.

Does anyone have any insight on what we should expect to receive? or has anyone already found "wiring" for a backup light configuration?
 

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welcome to the forum !!!
i think the harness will work for you , but here is why i wouldn't run it . both of those (horn and reverse light ) will have to be run with the key in the "on" position and will run the hours up on the dash that will kill it's resale value . ........if I was going to do this i would run a nice waterproof switch at the dash and run my power wires from the battery with a inline fuse . IMHO this is the better way to do it but will be more work in the long run but if you spend some time you can hide the wires in the existing harness and never know it's there
good luck .....rich
 

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yea agreed with rich, might be easier to just run your own wires and piggy back off the stock harness... keep us posted!

welcome aboard BTW
 

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The red connector I think you are talking about is for the diagnostic computer when the mechanic is working on it. I haven't looked or attempted a back up light on these. It would be very possible to do and could be done a few ways. A reverse only light or a manually operated light. I would probably do a manually operated light like Rich is talking about.
 

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Speaking of which have you seen the accessory switch plate w/voltmeter that is "required" for auxiliary lighting? Locating that above the glove box almost seems like an afterthought.
"Navigator windshield wipers please" lol

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wow sorry guys, its been a while!! we ended up wiring up his cargo light directly to the battery since it was closer. The Acessory harness plugs in between the cig light and its main harness. not bad for 6 bucks i guess. lol
 

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How cheap! It would be great if you could snap a few pictures of the set-up in our Pioneer so we could take a look. Glad to hear that you figured it out in the end.
 

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Aux Switch kit

I have found from personal experience that the factory switch kit is required only if you plan on adding factory electrical items and they would then be 'plug and play'. They include the LED aux lights, LED light bar, heater and windshield wiper. The kit includes all wiring, switch plate with voltmeter, and a fuse panel that mount under the front 'hood cover'. You do not need the switch kit with the Honda/Warn 4000# winch kit. it wires direct and has it's own relay for up/down that mounts under the hood cover also on the drivers side. My dealer installed it when he did the winch and found it was not required, so he gave it to me free (he absorbed the costs, said the Big Red did require the switch kit) but Honda/Warn has since changed the design for the Pioneer.
 
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I have installed the Honda switch kit and use it for my honda windshield wiper kit - its all pretty straight forward and plug and play. I also used one of the switch locations for my winch feed switch, and plan to use it again to operate my heater and some LED lights. The plug and play and wire harness from the factory sure makes this a clean installation.

While my winch would not have required to be switched at this location….it is clean and easy to use one of the knock-out locations for the rocker switch I got with my viper 4000# winch.
 

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Foggy, have you been able to find the honda connectors anywhere to use a non Honda accy, or did you use the Honda accy sub harness?
I bought the Honda Wiring Accessory kit with the gauge. That kit make the other Honda accessories all "plug and play". I was a bit unsure about spending the extra…..but the factory kits do make it easy, and it get's done correctly.
 

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Imam not understanding why accessories wired so that the ignition has to be on to operate, will,run the hour meter up. You typically would have the unit running anyway when using everything except maybe a cabin light.
 
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