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Author Topic: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?  (Read 447 times)

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Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« on: July 28, 2010, 02:42:47 PM »
Has anyone else had this issue? I can have my dealer sort it out but if its an easy fix (connector?!) I'll do it. Mine has not worked since I picked it up, so I'm assuming its a connector not seated fully. My neutral light works only when it wants to!

To clarify, my turn signals DO work, just the dash indicator does not work.

I'm curious if anyone else experienced this and what they did to fix it. Hunting down electrical can be difficult.  ;)

« Last Edit: July 28, 2010, 02:49:58 PM by Sub »

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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 03:36:19 PM »
I haven't sub, but I think a while back on the forum someone did have an issue with loose bulbs. Simple stuff first, Right? Check the bulb for seating and connections are good. Could save yourself some down time.
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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 03:44:57 PM »
Certainly worth checking the bulbs - those instrument lights don't always seat too well. Also try a green LED in there - way more visible than the stock bulb, still bright in full sunlight 
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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 04:15:24 PM »
To clarify, my turn signals DO work, just the dash indicator does not work.

I'm curious if anyone else experienced this and what they did to fix it. Hunting down electrical can be difficult.  ;)

I had similar issue some time back.  These bulbs are not very long lasting.  I had replaced mine with a better quality one.  Most likely you need a new bulb.

Here is the link to replace bulb or to wiggle the bulb / connections.

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,7319.0.html

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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 07:11:04 PM »
Thanks for the picture in that link - thats super useful info! I have a replacement bulb  :),

I'll give it a try later, hopefully its just a bad bulb!

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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 07:58:21 PM »
same problem here blown bulb at 500 miles.

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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 11:23:57 PM »
Both of my sidecar bulbs blew within the first 10 minutes of operation.

One of the little bulbs over the headlight blew within the first 100 miles.

The low beam wire fell off of the back of the headlight in the first 100 miles, but to be honest I did pull the headlight bezel a week before so I could have loosened it.
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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2010, 01:29:48 PM »
Well, I found the culprit! I'd say its blown. :)
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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2010, 01:30:55 PM »
That would do it!
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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 02:58:31 PM »
I realized I had a couple of the right sized bulbs lying around, albeit they were 7.5V bulbs. I decided to try them, worst that would happen is they'd pop.. To my surprise, they are very nice and bright! Here is the neutral light compared to the oem turn signal bulb.

Both bright:


Pic of the bulb:


So, I'm all set now, even better, now I can tell when my neutral light is lit in sunlight!

Its kind of funny how when something doesnt work, I assume its a QC issue like a unsnapped connector. If it were any other bike, I would have assumed the bulb first. Starting to really love this little bike! :)



« Last Edit: July 29, 2010, 08:18:41 PM by Sub »

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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2010, 03:37:02 PM »
Cool.

Can you share the part number off of the bulbs you used?
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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2010, 08:12:24 PM »
Yes, but I accept no responsibility if it:
-melts your dash
-fries your electrics
-sets you on fire
-causes aliens to be attracted and abduct you

Its a CML51:
"Lamp, Incandescent, G-3-1/2 Miniature Bayonet, 7.5 V, 0.22 A, 1 MSCP, 1000 hrs"

Its available here:
http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=7499052

I only have a few miles on these bulbs so far, so you may want to wait a bit before ordering; I'll be the guinea pig. It may have a short life because of 2x the spec'd voltage rating, or cause heat issues. Ideally, you'd get a proper 12-14V brighter LED bulb I suppose to be really sure (make sure the LED has a resistor/circuitry to maintain a proper draw or your turn signals wont work properly). I just tried this because I had a couple lying around and I wasn't too concerned because neither the neutral or turn signal bulbs are on for long periods of time on my bike.

(I'll update this thread if I have issues later. If I forget to, reply here and I'll reply. :) )
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2010, 01:51:30 AM »
Thx for the bulb number.  I am familiar with Allied Electronics, have done business with them in the past.

I would be concerned wit heat burning or distorting the green lens.   Is the lens plastic?  But I like the brightness without using an LED.  I like LED's, I used a bunch of them to create ground effects on my last Harley, but somehow they just seem right on this little retro....

Keep an eye on it and let us know how it works.
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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2010, 11:45:12 AM »
Excellant!  Glad it was a simple fix.

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Re: Turn signal indicator doesnt work.. What to wiggle?
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2010, 02:52:06 PM »
I'm not sure if the lens is plastic or glass, but likely the surround or area around the bulb would melt first. I held it in my hand while it was on, and it did get hot, but not scorching. I've ridden another 50 miles and its still working well.
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