Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post Reply
redavide
Posts: 103
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:33 pm

Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post by redavide »

Anyone have any idea how I'm supposed to get the wires into this new switch when the screw heads are under the chrome cover and inaccessible??

Thanks.

IMG_0506.jpg
IMG_0505.jpg
Attachments
IMG_0506.jpg

User avatar
nebseyer
Posts: 85
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:56 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post by nebseyer »

375434B0-3D1A-429B-9A64-092604D1C98C.jpeg
There are two pieces to the switch.
Last edited by nebseyer on Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:48 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
schrader7032
Posts: 7682
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:00 am
Location: San Antonio, TX

Re: Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post by schrader7032 »

As they say, Bob's Your Uncle! Nice! :)
Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

redavide
Posts: 103
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:33 pm

Re: Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post by redavide »

nebseyer wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:26 pm
375434B0-3D1A-429B-9A64-092604D1C98C.jpeg
There two pieces to the switch.

Holy s%^$t!! You're a genius!! Popped right out . . . .

Thanks!

User avatar
wa1nca
Posts: 821
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:15 pm
Location: Ashfield Ma

Re: Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post by wa1nca »

Just did mine yesterday
Bought the same switch from Kassic cycle

Push down and out on the high low button
Before you connect the wires insert the switch into the housing a few times to see how it fits
DSC05344.JPG
copy of nebseyer pic with wire placement

1- power for headlight #56 on ignition switch
2- headlight high beam
3-horn HO on ignition switch
4-headlight low beam
Note the h/l switch must be in the low position to insert the switch (opposite the position in this pic)
Tommy
Attachments
Inked375434B0-3D1A-429B-9A64-092604D1C98C_LI.jpg
Tommy Byrnes
54 R51/3 55 R50/Velorex 560 sidecar 64 R27 68 R69US
Ashfield, Ma
USA

redavide
Posts: 103
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:33 pm

Re: Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post by redavide »

wa1nca wrote:
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:06 pm
Just did mine yesterday
Bought the same switch from Kassic cycle

Push down and out on the high low button
Before you connect the wires insert the switch into the housing a few times to see how it fits

DSC05344.JPG

copy of nebseyer pic with wire placement

1- power for headlight #56 on ignition switch
2- headlight high beam
3-horn HO on ignition switch
4-headlight low beam
Note the h/l switch must be in the low position to insert the switch (opposite the position in this pic)
Tommy
Thanks for the diagram Tommy . . .

Is there a way to tell which wire is which from color-coding? I have a red wire (I assume power for headlight); a blue wire; a blue wire with a white stripe and a blue wire with a red stripe.

User avatar
wa1nca
Posts: 821
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:15 pm
Location: Ashfield Ma

Re: Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post by wa1nca »

those are not the original bmw colors
just look at the ignition switch board and see what wire is connected to #56 and connect it to #1 on your new switch
next see what color wire is connected to #HO on the ignition switch board and connect that to #3 on your new switch
then see what colors are connected to the headlight socket and connect them to #2 and #4 on your new switch
I wire mine for high beam when the switch is up and low beam when the switch is down
If they are backwards, just swap the 2 wires on the headlight socket
Attachments
headlight switch board.png
Tommy Byrnes
54 R51/3 55 R50/Velorex 560 sidecar 64 R27 68 R69US
Ashfield, Ma
USA

User avatar
schrader7032
Posts: 7682
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:00 am
Location: San Antonio, TX

Re: Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post by schrader7032 »

In addition to what Tommy said, once you find the colored wire on the terminal board, I'd put a multi meter to the ends of the wire to check for continuity...that way you know for sure that you have the right wire at the right spot.
Kurt in S.A.
'78 R100/7 '69 R69S '52 R25/2

User avatar
wa1nca
Posts: 821
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:15 pm
Location: Ashfield Ma

Re: Wiring Question R69 Hi/lo Beam/Horn switch

Post by wa1nca »

did you fix your headlight issue with the new switch
Tommy
Tommy Byrnes
54 R51/3 55 R50/Velorex 560 sidecar 64 R27 68 R69US
Ashfield, Ma
USA

Post Reply