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2010 GTS
I need to change out the physical and electronic turn signal switch on the 'handlebar'.

The question is: I have found pics of the turn signal switch unit and it looks like it mounts inside of the plastic cowling, which means I need to pull the headlight cowling.
Am I seeing that correctly?

Thanks for replies, mucho appreciated.
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the switch is screwed in from the inside, mirrors off the the top of the handle bar cowl.
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To get to it you must remove both the front and back headset assemblies. Take off the mirrors with brute force. The reservoir covers come next. Take out the front screw then lift and twist from the inside out to get them off. Remove the screw under the headlamp (25 torx) and the two Phillips on the other side. Then while lifting up from the front sneak your finger just to the outside of the reservoirs to release the tabs that hold the headset on. Scooterwest has a video if you need to see it. The other side is easier and once you get it off you'll have access.
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rob g wrote:
To get to it you must remove both the front and back headset assemblies. Take off the mirrors with brute force.
NO! That's the way to really screw up (!) the soft metal of the reservoirs.
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The reservoir covers come next.
Take out the front screw
This should be done first! Slide the cover up the mirror stem and use a 17mm wrench to loosen the locking nut and then you can unscrew the mirror easily
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then lift and twist from the inside out to get them off. Remove the screw under the headlamp (25 torx) and the two Phillips on the other side. Then while lifting up from the front sneak your finger just to the outside of the reservoirs to release the tabs that hold the headset on. Scooterwest has a video if you need to see it. The other side is easier and once you get it off you'll have access.
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I originally intended for this to be a reply to this topic. Taking the headset apart is not difficult, but breaking tabs while trying to take it apart is not difficult either.

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