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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-29-2019, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Front turn signals for TVL

Have my third replacement front left turn signals fail yesterday. Doesn't seem much point in buying oem just to have that fail as well.
But trying to execute a fix maybe just as problematic. Unlike the rear led's which can either be completely swapped out with something from the aftermarket or carefully opened using a heat gun and wedges, the front appear to be clued together . Using too much heat -about 250c -and a plastic wedge , all I got was distorted plastic where I tried prying the two pieces apart.
Idea number 2 maybe a Dremel all the way around the perimeter just above where the clear plastic lens meets the black plastic housing.
Idea number 3 - drill through from the back of the black plastic housing and make a new hole in between each existing led and insert one of these.
https://gtrlighting.com/gtr-lighting...es-with-wires/

The new led held in place with silicone . Each individual led would have to be wired into a common power and ground wire , then into the factory supply wire connector which is easy accessed on the bottom left of the gas tank.
Anyone got any other less foolish ideas.
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So, the blinker stops working after you replace it. Sounds like a short. Why is it failing? unknown?
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Sorry your having so many problems. Both of my rear signals failed on the 2nd time I rode the bike! I never use the signals now. I was hoping of just replacing the rear with a tail tidy kit that included signal markers.

But what's the point if the front ones are going to fail as well....I guess replace those with aftermarket signals?

I agree there has to be a reason as to why they are failing. Too much voltage? Cheap parts? Thankfully the headlight keeps on working...so I know they know how to make lights work properly...did they just cheap out on the signals?

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My front turn signals started to fail a 8 months ago. Right side first with half of the LEDs out. 2 months later the left side with half of LEDs out. 3 Months ago both are completely out. Ordered them and still waiting on them. I do use my turn signals and do not feel comfortable not having them. Plus in Texas you need them to pass inspection. My temp fix was to put a strip of LEDs on top inside each intake wire to the original turn signals wiring. At least I know is not a wiring because new LED's work fine. Probably not the best solution but for $10 I get a little peace of mind until my new turn signals arrive, which we know it could be forever. The one thing I hope is that they last longer than the originals, because they are expensive.
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Plus in Texas you need them to pass inspection.

The one thing I hope is that they last longer than the originals, because they are expensive.
That sucks, where I live there's no inspection. I just use arm signals now...front ones still working great! There's hope for your long awaited new signals.

Agreed that's why i haven't bought any. $$$$$

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Sad to say but the replacement turn signals I have were no better than the faulty originals.
So plan B was to repair the one's that I have . For about $15 in parts.
As had been mentioned in a similar thread on these turn signals, effecting a repair is not for the faint of heart - big reason being - separating the three parts- once signal is removed from the bike- because the lens, led backing plate containing electronic parts, and black plastic backing plate are glued together.
By comparison, I did an Led headlight conversion on my Hayabusa a few years back and Suzuki used a caulking compound of some sort and so separating the parts required only a small amount of heat and a plastic wedge.
Anyway , in this case heat doesn't help- I used a disposable blade type knife and ran it along the clued edges, coming to grief at the right hand corner where the clear lens turns slightly. So a small piece of clear lens remained on the black backing plate.

This is the three pieces separated.

The second photo is working part of the light. If you have the ability/ know how , this where the repairs are done. I don't so I removed that piece completely and added individual leds to the chrome piece/reflector and siliconed them into place.
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Just adding on from the previous post , a couple more photo's.

In the end, this is not the best option. Maybe #3.
#1 buy new turn signals ,but at quite the price
# 2 . Do what others have done and repair the led you already have, but that requires special skills- but as in another post here on the forum, the parts are available.
# 3. Do this option here at very little cost, the risk being in cracking/ breaking the clear lens while opening . The replacement leds where not quite as bright as the originals.
Once the light was reinstalled on the bike, an observer would have to look extremely closely to notice the repair. In my case where the lens cracked while opening , once reinstalled, it was covered by the hand shield.
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Do you have a more detailed photo of the control board?

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Not on my camera at this moment, - I'll post some in a day or two for you.
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Do you have a more detailed photo of the control board?

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This is the best the camera can do.
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