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Old 21 Dec 2013, 04:12 pm
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Default bad signal bulb?

I got that fast blink on my way home the other day.
When I got home I noticed that the rear signal wasn't blinking.
Then today I didn't use it until just now and it's working!
I noticed that the housing has condensation in it.
Any ideas what's going on?
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Old 21 Dec 2013, 04:38 pm
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Default Re: bad signal bulb?

on my car, the problem you describe was the bulb socket. figured that out AFTER buying the bulbs. grumble. you can bend the contact to fit tighter, but BE CAREFUL. they break REEEAAALLLY easily.
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Old 21 Dec 2013, 04:50 pm
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Often, when a filament breaks, it can touch and work for a while, but it'll vibrate loose again - start with a new bulb, and inspect the socket carefully...
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Old 21 Dec 2013, 04:57 pm
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Default Re: bad signal bulb?

I'd rather it be the socket than something worse. I was afraid I'd hear "multi function switch"!
The condensation irritates me, but I've been wanting new tail lights anyhow.
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Old 21 Dec 2013, 11:22 pm
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I had bought this second hand bike. Nothing other than the headlights were working. I had to pay a lot to have it all fixed up for good.
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Old 12 Jan 2014, 07:13 am
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Still didn't fix this, but now it's working again?!?
My pt has some gremlins all if a sudden.
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