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    Identity & source of GPS Power Cord Plug? '05 R1200RT

    My gps 376c is powered from a connector located in the vicinity of the forks on my 2005 R1200RT. The Garmin cable has worn out and I have a replacement cable but no replacement connector for the GPS to Bike end of the cable. It is a standard fitting. Does anyone know a part number and/or source of supply. A friend, who has since left the BMW car dealership, was the source of original connector.
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    "Repair Plug" for GPS Power

    The BMW part number is: 83 30 0 413 585

    It's called a "repair plug" and costs anywhere from $18 to $23. I tried to order one in June, and was told it wasn't available in the BMW Motorrad parts system until sometime in August 2011. I haven't tried to order it again but will do so today.
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    Chuck - My dealer thought they had the -585 cable in stock but couldn't find it. Instead they sold me a 61 11 0 415 843 "repair connector", which they told me was the same but longer... in case you can't seem to get the -585.
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    Is this something you could get directly from Garmin, maybe? Or on Ebay?

    Just a thought..

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    Judging from some of the comments, I think there may be a misunderstanding!

    I'm not looking for the ID of a BMW cable. I need a replacement connector, ONLY. It is one that mates with an available socket on the wiring harness for the 2005 R1200RT, the purpose of which is to provide +12VDC switched power.

    Edit, new Data: I found this thread on ADV which relates to my question http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201982

    It includes other references and pictures of the -585 BMW part. I'm sure it will suffice John, if I can obtain one. Still, just the connector is all that is really needed.
    Last edited by cberry; 08-22-2011 at 08:59 PM. Reason: Updated information
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    Maybe 2 years ago someone accurately ID'd the connector by its own manufacturer's part number. The problem then was that you couldn't get just that connector from any parts distributor unless you ordered in quantity 1,000 or more.

    I wasn't able to find a way to connect the BMW output connector to the GPS's input connector in a single pre-made assembly, so I wound up soldering wires together. Maybe there's a cleaner solution but I haven't seen mention of it anywhere. And BTW my setup works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cberry View Post
    Judging from some of the comments, I think there may be a misunderstanding!

    I'm not looking for the ID of a BMW cable. I need a replacement connector, ONLY. It is one that mates with an available socket on the wiring harness for the 2005 R1200RT, the purpose of which is to provide +12VDC switched power.
    Assuming you are talking about the three pin connector typically used for GPS power I'm not aware of any source for the connector only. I suppose you can find one if you look hard enough, but it may be an item that isn't available in quantity one. The BMW version of the connector comes with three wires pre-attached (thus, a cable). You have to splice two of those wires into your GPS cable to supply power and ground. The third wire isn't used.

    At least it is that way for after market GPS. The BMW Nav whatever may be different.

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    Chuck,

    Please read: http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=46055 - I've added the info to your thread title. It may help attract more knowledgeable eyes to your thread.
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