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Old 08-09-2012, 10:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have had the same issues described with identical lights from BC. Just bit disturbed that they continue to sell them with this known Problem and a warranty disclaimer on their we page! Has anyone actually found a good non-led replacement? Everyone that I have found looks like the same poor quality!
I "fixed" mine so they no longer break although it was a little rube goldberg... I rewired the socket, and then when I installed the socket into the housing I filled around the base of the wires and socket with silicone RTV. Since doing that I haven't had an issue.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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While I am glad that you have found a solution, I'm pretty disapppointed that BC continues to sell these things. Additionally, I am too busy to spend my weekend re-engineering (OK- I am just too lazy/inept) the component. Glad that most of you have the time/skills/motivation, but should we really be doing that?

Keeping an eye out for a replacement that I can swap in. I also have this thing installed, and have some misgivings about using an LED light with it, since it will need a load equalizer.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If anyone is interested, I gave up and just had my dealer install these things. They look pretty good, and so far they work well. Amber/Clear looked best.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That's areal bummer to hear about the BC signals. I am dying to get rid of the stock signals and I am having a hard time deciding what to go with.
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I've decided to go with the Maund FEK kit that will include the front and rear signals.


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Old 11-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I must go through more vibration than most with where and how I ride, although I've spoken with a number of guys that have had the same problem.
Doug,

I, too, have gone through multiple housings with the same tab failure on the bulb socket that you've experienced. I currently only have a left front and right rear signal going. Over the past 4 years I've probably bought 10 of these little monsters.

I'll try the silicone fix you came up with. My field repair on these is to wrap the bulb holder with a piece of safety wire & secure it to the housing with the tab screw. Gets the signal working/extends the time it takes for the bulb to rattle itself to death.

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