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Old 03-28-2009, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing front indicators - how?

So I need to replace a front indicator, and having collected the new one from the shop, am having some problems working out how to do it...

The wire runs out the back of the plastic fairing which covers the side of the radiator and then just disappears into a tight hole up underneath the tank. I've hinged up the tank, but there is a big plastic lump under there (where the fuses, ECU etc are attached), where the wire must go, but I have no idea how to get underneath to unplug the bust indicator and how to feed the wire for the new one through.

Any ideas anyone?!

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Old 03-28-2009, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I actually went through this activity when putting on the accessory radiator cowls.

Unfortunately, you're not going to like the answer. To get to where they are plugged into their harness, you need to remove (completely) the tank, disconnecting all the lines. Then remove all the electrical connections on top of the airbox, then pull the airbox completely out.

The connectors route and sit on the top of the engine. Convenient huh?

Hindsight being 20/20, I would have save time and effort and just pulled out the wires as much as possible then snip them. And solder and shrinkwrap the indicator. If you do a good job it will look factory.

Otherwise, plan yourself about 1-2 hours for the job. (took me 2, taking my time to do both indicators)
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just unscrew the lens from the indicator,prise out the bulb holder & you should find 2 spade conectors on the back.

Pull them off & pass through the stem.

Should take about 5 mins each side.
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I understand that you can disconnect the wires from inside the indicator housing. Take off the lens and check inside. No need to go under the tank.
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Damn! Should have waited a bit longer... I had come to the same conclusion as Street RRR, but lacking the confidence to do the full tank and airbox removal went for option B and just cut and spliced the wires together. My version is not exactly factory, but it works fine and has enough electrical tape round to keep it from getting wet I hope.

If only I'd waited a little longer for the replies from tim-s and st3john. Thanks guys, you have the right answer - hopefully it will help someone else out there! If only the new indicator hadn't come with the wire attached it would have been easy to work out...
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sorry about that Sculler. Never occurred to me to look inside the indicators.

That's what I get for following Triumphs removal instructions. Could have saved myself a ton of work too!
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Old 03-29-2009, 10:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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No problem - it never occurred to me either, and removing the airbox looked like the only option. If only they had supplied the new indicator without the cable attached it would have been obvious...!

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Old 04-01-2009, 09:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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gah...

i swapped the underseat exhaust to a full system exhaust.

when i removed the old exhaust and loosened the radiator cowl, the right indicator light cable unplugged.

I tried to plug it back together with grill pincents but it didnt work that easy.. just my luck.

so i suppose i have to remove the whole crap just to plug a damn cable....

pretty weird though, cause it affected my tail indicator (on the right side) as well so both indicators on the right side don't work.

" always let the pro's do the job "

anything just to save a few bucks.. but hey, the world is in a financial crisis

how much do you think a service center would charge me to plug the cable ?

i assume its wiser..
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