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I am the proud owner of a used 2003 450 EXC... My first KTM, Great Bike!! I can't see the speedo at night...there is no light. I heard a rumor that there is a wire harness sold by KTM that will enable a built in light. My dealer knows nothing of this!! Has anyone heard of this? :cry:

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If you look at the bottom of the speedo, you should see three plugs, one for the thumb switch, one for the magnetic pick-up, and a third unused one. My understanding is you just need to get power to the third one for the backlight to work. I would definitely switch and fuse the line, or run it from the same power source as your headlight so it is only on when your headlight is on.

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Once you find the 3rd plug you can get the original connector from KTM or you can get some very small spade connectors and just slip them onto the pins inside the plug.

The red wire is +12v

The brown wire is -12v (if you're going to hook DC to the light)

If you're going to hook AC to it, it doesn't really matter.

Keith

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