DIY Accessory Socket &
Switch Panel

By AndyW

I made up my own panel to fit below the speedo/clocks unit so that I had a convenient and easy access spot to mount an additional BMW Accessory Socket and an illuminated switch for my spot lights.

Here are the photos and when I get time I'll do a write up on where the bits came from and how it was all done.

R1200GS instrument cluster & accessory panel

You may notice an addition to my DIY instrument panel in the photo above that's not shown in the following photos - the LED for the alarm/immobiliser.

R1200GS speedo unit & switch / accessory socket panel

BMW accessory socket and an illuminated switch for the spotlights - I have a three way equivalent of this switch so I can add extra lights if I choose :-0

R1200GS speedometer / rev counter unit modified

Back of R1200GS instrument cluster

And from behind! Looks a bit messy but non of this is visible once the instrument cluster is installed - relatively easy to remove my DIY panel should I chose as I've used silicone gel as the adhesive.

R1200GS light unit cover

Wire to pick up power from the headlight unit (photo is of one of the covers off the back of the light unit) to power the low voltage side of the spotlight relay.

R1200GS power for spotlight relay from headlamp


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