Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:06 am

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Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:06 am linkquote
Hi All,

My search function doesn't work on the forum... (see attached).

Does anyone have an example of a video/tutorial on how to change the front indicators? I didn't see it listed in the service manual.

Thanks!



Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:30 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22154
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22154
Location: Nashville, Indiana
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:30 am linkquote
This older thread should give you some ideas. Replacement front turn signals anyone?

On another note. What browser were you using when you got the search error?
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:37 am

Enthusiast
2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
Joined: 28 Jul 2019
Posts: 88
Location: California
 
Enthusiast
2016 Mp3 500ie Sport
Joined: 28 Jul 2019
Posts: 88
Location: California
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:37 am linkquote
What model year and style? The indicators change a bit depending on version.

My experience is with the 2016 Mp3 so what follows is from this model. Some Versions of Mp3 have the turn indicators mounted as part of the side plastic fairings around the wheels but the connection to the wiring harness is similar. The early 4 headlight series might be even more different still in how the indicators are mounted.

For the 2016 Mp3 the turn signals are held on by a couple nuts that exert pressure on the turn-signal bolt stem to hold it against the bike plastic. It can be a bit hard to get your arm down in there with a wrench to loosen (or tighten it) but it is doable, no special tools other than an adjustable end wrench and a pair of pliers to help hold it.

To get to the turn signal wiring
* Remove the windshield
* Remove the top plastic cover (the big black triangle peace)
* You should now be able to look through and see the interior side of the turn-signal. It will be a steel nut holding a bolt stem in place with wires coming out of the bolt stem.
* The turn signals are connected to the wiring harness via regular 2 pin Molex connectors like these https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079QPC8F1/.

If you are replacing a broken turn signal you might consider retaining the old one so you can harvest the connecting wire and save yourself the trouble of soldering the whole Molex back together.

This is a prior forum thread on the topic where LED turn signals are discussed as well as links and instructions to attempt to convert the bike to LED generic signals. (you need a EURO region turn-signal relay) https://modernvespa.com/forum/topic173277

A youtube video (not in english) showing the basic removal of the windshield and top cover plastic for headlight bulb replacement. You do not have to take as much plastic off to access the turn signal, just the first part should do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iD6wEGSHGCk
Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:56 am

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Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:56 am linkquote
It's a 2016, can't believe I left that out… awesome I'll review the above. Thank you!
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:16 pm

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22154
Location: Nashville, Indiana
 
Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
Joined: 11 Jul 2008
Posts: 22154
Location: Nashville, Indiana
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:16 pm linkquote
I spoke to the website owner. The search issue you encountered is a known issue and once your session ends search should work for you.
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:28 pm

Hooked
2020 Liberty 150, 2020 MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 226
Location: Reno
 
Hooked
2020 Liberty 150, 2020 MP3-500
Joined: 06 Oct 2020
Posts: 226
Location: Reno
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:28 pm linkquote
Would the 2 pin molex connector still be used on current models?
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