Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:24 am

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Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:24 am linkquote
Has anyone rewired the American turn signals on the LXs so that they go through the running lights like they're supposed to? Any advice on how to go about doing that? I'd love to get rid of those unsightly plastic nubs.
Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:48 am

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Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:48 am linkquote
I can't give you any direct advice on this (except to say start splicing wires) but if you do get it working, please post some pics and/or diagrams. That's the kind of how-to project that I'd really like to see posted here.
Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:22 pm

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Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:22 pm linkquote
my buddy Curt did
i'll check if he has a write up & pics
Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:49 pm

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Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:49 pm linkquote
M@ Speaking of Curt, where is he?
Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:39 pm

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Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:39 pm linkquote
Curt had to lay a guy off at work & had to pick up the slack
Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:17 pm

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Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:17 pm linkquote
The hardest part is figuring out how to take the headset covers off (unsnap) you can see the screws but the positions to unsnap are not so easy to see. Yes you will need to spice in wires and run them down. Very easy job and all parts can be bought at Kragen for less than $20. If I had the time I could do a photo tutorial on how to do it but as M@ said, I'm knee deep in alligators. Oh and I laid the guy off so that he could collect unemployment while tending to some serious health issues.

If someone local wants theirs converted, I will do it for the cost of the parts and take photos while doing so but I can't do it for another month.
Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:20 pm

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Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:20 pm linkquote
Your option here is do you want yellow or white lights.
Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:27 pm

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Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:27 pm linkquote
hey Curt made it !
thanks for the info curt
Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:47 am

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Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:47 am linkquote
also..
you know it's super cool to run them as turn signals AND running lights...
Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:51 am

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Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:51 am linkquote
Re: also..
scooterbobby wrote:
you know it's super cool to run them as turn signals AND running lights...
I was thinking that, too. But you'd have to add a dual filament bulb, and then it would be the wrong color. Or how about putting some of the LEDs in with the running lights to act as turn signals.

I don't like the looks of the add-on turn signals, but they are up higher and more likely in other drivers' line of sight.
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:10 pm

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Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:10 pm linkquote
Re: also..
scooterbobby wrote:
you know it's super cool to run them as turn signals AND running lights...
Have you done this for customers at your shop? If so, I might have to swing by Santa Barbara.
Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:05 am

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Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:05 am linkquote
Well I'm about to do the rewire on my wife's LX. I accidentally busted off one of her DOT drops, so my timeline for doing it just got bumped up big time. I'll try to take some pix while I do it. Curt, were you able to find yellow lights or did you use the stock clear?
Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:52 am

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Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:52 am linkquote
*bump*

With all the new members, I was wondering if anyone knew about rewiring the turn signals yet.
Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:49 am

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Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:49 am linkquote
What do you need help with?

The mechanicals of the what bulb connector to put back into the blanks that the US models put in its place?

How to reroute the wires?

I'm not sure the question.

As I see it, undo the nub signal wires, reroute those wires (add, splice whatever) down to the blank original signals.

On my LT, they were missing the bulb holder (the mechicals). I went ahead and played with using the pieces from the stubby and had it working that way, but went ahead and order the real Euro ones.
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:43 pm

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Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:43 pm linkquote
Those Uhhgly Buuhlbs!!
I just want to replace the plastic shit with some nice chrome sockets in the same position. For chrissake, I would hope that Vespa comes up with it's own replacement next year. Otherwise I'll have to order something from a motorcycle catalogue and hope that it fits.
Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:27 pm

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Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:27 pm linkquote
From scooterwest.com...
Quote:


LX blinker kit, remove the USA turn signals and hook up your lower lights to work as turn signals like the European version. Kit includes all you need and instructions too. It will require you to remove the headset cover and glove box to install this kit. (LXBLINKIT).......$49
Sweet. A ready made answer to my question.
Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:32 pm

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Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:32 pm linkquote
Nice. But don't think this means that you can get away without taking some pictures of the process.
Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:18 pm

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Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:18 pm linkquote
Sweet find. I'll probably order one this week depending on what the kit actually includes.
Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:46 pm

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Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:46 pm linkquote
Just ordered the kit. Supposedly comes with a wiring harness, bulbs, DOT drop hole plugs, complete instructions, and I think amber bulb covers. Comes in next week. I'll let you know how it looks.
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:10 pm

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Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:10 pm linkquote
Sweet. Can't wait to see it. I'm waiting until they have replacement legshield beading for the LX's in stock. Mine has seen some gravel. I figure with the glovebox removed it'd make sense to take care of the turn signals and the beading all at once.
Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:30 pm

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Tue Nov 29, 2005 6:30 pm linkquote
Just received my LX Euro turn signal kit from scooterwest.com

Here's what it includes:

1 wiring harness
2 amber bulbs
2 small hole plugs (for DOT drop holes)
2 large hole plugs (for DOT drop holes)
5 tie wraps
1 set of instructions

Doesn't seem like there's much to it, not $49 worth anyway, but I'll let you know how the install goes. I'll probably start the install this weekend or once the rain lets up.
Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:45 pm

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Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:45 pm linkquote
That sounds like you will loose your running lights unless you get new sockets. I did it myself for less than $20 and kept my running lights along with the new lowered turn signals.
Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:14 pm

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Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:14 pm linkquote
Details please Curt. How did you keep your running lights?
Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:33 pm

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Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:33 pm linkquote
I used 2 of these 85802 sockets from Kragen http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?mfrcode=RNB&mfrpartnumber=85802 I had to solder a wire to the side of it for ground. I cut off the old socket and connect the ground wire to the wire I soldered onto the side of the socket. I connect the other (hot) wire to the lower/dimmer side of socket. I take the hot wire from the old turn signals and run them down to the running light sockets. I connect these wires to the bright side of the socket. You have a choice to either run yellow or white bulbs. I chose white. These sockets will fit streight into the running light lenses requiring no cutting. Removing the headset covers is the hardest part.
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Sun May 27, 2007 4:34 pm

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Sun May 27, 2007 4:34 pm linkquote
cfargo wrote:
I used 2 of these 85802 sockets from Kragen http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?mfrcode=RNB&mfrpartnumber=85802 I had to solder a wire to the side of it for ground. I cut off the old socket and connect the ground wire to the wire I soldered onto the side of the socket. I connect the other (hot) wire to the lower/dimmer side of socket. I take the hot wire from the old turn signals and run them down to the running light sockets. I connect these wires to the bright side of the socket. You have a choice to either run yellow or white bulbs. I chose white. These sockets will fit streight into the running light lenses requiring no cutting. Removing the headset covers is the hardest part.
is your bulb low dimmer go off when the high dimmer go on as turn signal? I have the low dimmer still on while the high dimmer go flash as turn signals.. I don't like it.. i want low dimmer go off while high go on like my honda reflex...I like it to be ON, OFF, ON, OFF... not brighter then low light then brighter then low, you know? any idea.. what bulbs could i try?? I tried 1157A LL SYLVANIA orange bulbs and didn't do what I want.....I emailed to some ebay leds bulb sellers and they didn't email me back for a few days
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