I recently purchased a Garmin Zumo® XT from Lamonster and had some issues getting it wired. First off, I don’t know which end of a screwdriver to hold, so besides the fact that the Garmin manual says “an experienced installer with the proper knowledge of electrical systems to install the device. Incorrectly wiring the power cable can result in damage to the vehicle or the battery and can cause bodily injury.” I needed some help. I did some research and found Jetfixer’s side panel remover instructions. See the back story here. Click on images for enlargements.
Garmin Zumo XT, XT Ram Ball Mount for a 2020 RT, Torx driver 30, screw driver, small wrench, wire stripper/crimper, and 30 mins.
MOUNTING THE XT RAM BALL ADAPTER
Mount the Ram ball adapter to top two handlebar screws. You’ll need the Allen wrench heads for a ratchet (available at Lamonster Garage.) to remove the top two screws. Remove the existing top two screws from the handlebar mount with the 7mm Allen wrench ratchet head. Insert the spacers and then the RAM ball mount.
Mount the ball mount on to the back of the GPS mount with 8mm ratchet head. Use the swivel head extender to connect the two RAM balls.
The Garmin Zumo XT snaps on RAM mount.
REMOVING THE SIDE PANELS
These are the side panels on the right side that will be removed.
Remove the service panel over the frunk. Squeeze the sides inward, then just give the front middle area a sharp tug,this panel will pop out.
Pull out pins in the frunk and grommets holding panel on.
Remove the side panels. These panels are only held on by clips, no screws. Just get your fingers under part of it and pull outward (gently).
Remove the body colored panel at the lower aft sidewall. There only 3 screws (Torx 30) in this whole operation. Everything else is a snap. This picture shows the left side, but you only need the right side panels.
The most important thing: panel needs to be swung outwards from the rear. There are two hooks that engage forward.
The front piece that hangs down by the radiators must be slotted out from between the black plastic parts.
Before you remove this panel, you must 1st push inwards at the shock strut area to disengage two clips from the body panel.
WIRING THE GPS
Fish the 2 GPS wires from mount thru to connector.
This socket is dead, just pull the clip out and cut off the existing wires. Strip the wires a bit. You will connect them and the XT’s 2 wires with a connector.
This small socket is dead, just pull the clip out and cut off the existing wires. Mine had two wires already in it.
Secure excess length of harness using tie wraps.
Zumo comes on with accessory key click.
Reinstall all previously removed parts.
Special thanks to Jetfixer @ SpyderLovers.com.
Side Panel Removal by Jetfixer https://bit.ly/2ZnPCYM
Don’t wire your GPS this way https://bit.ly/2YUJabz
BRP Manual https://bit.ly/2DEIKxV
Special thanks to Lamonster for final wiring.
Lamonster’s Garage https://lamonstergarage.com