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I found a cheap bickup light at advance auto parts. It is a led driving light . It comes in blue or white and they sell for about 20 bucks. They are a light bar about 1/2 inch high and 4 1/2 inch long and have 8 leds in them. They come two to a pack so you can split them with a buddy. They fit nice and tight between the lower rack bar that goes unded the tail light and the tail lihgt housing. I used a some 3m tape to hold it in place and the wires have ends on them so you can just plug them in to the back up light wires that are already there. On my 09 650i the red wire from the light went to the brown w/blue ring on the bike and the black from the light to the red w/white stripe on the bike. Not the brighest in the world but a easy backup light.
 

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Just noticed that you have a 09 also . It is the wires that just end right at the back of the tail light
 

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Very cool. I haven't even noticed it on my 06, are the back up wires only the 09s?
 

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05 has it. went and buy the same LED light.

why have un-used wires
 

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I haven't bought the light yet but i was looking on my 06 AC and it has it....yaaawhooooo i said, this will help when i am plowing snow a 9pm
 

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At least for the 05 - 07 750s, those wires are switched assessory power, not backup light wires. Found that out when I did my own. Here's how I did mine on my 06.

mine are not switched acc they are back up.

no power until the shift linkage is moved into reverse.
 

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on the 05 to 07s if you dont run a relay you,ll burn up the reverse switch on the tranny.
 

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on the 05 to 07s if you dont run a relay you,ll burn up the reverse switch on the tranny.
according to the factory schematic for 05-07 brute forces sold in the united kingdom and Europe, they came standard with Reverse Lights already installed 12V/10W.

with no relay installed, so if you stay with a light bellow 10W you should be in the clear. with the LED light shown you will be way bellow a 10W incandescent bulbs current draw.
 

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yea but im runnin two 55 w fog lights on my seat trunk an it lights up the world at night.
 

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I like tht it looks good! Thanks for the heads up.

Scott
 

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If you want a good looking and easy reverse light, I think nmkawie has a great write on brute central in the how tos. Very sweet setup

Greg G
 

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here is what I was talking about.

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They won't let links to other sites stay Greg. It will be gone pretty soon :)
Its a good mod though. The only thing I would and probably will change soon is it needs a relay powered only when the key is on. Right now, If I leave it in reverse, the light stays on. But, its so bright, I always see it. Its like a headlight facing back..hehe.
 
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