So I was bored today at work and decided that I didn't want my front signals on anymore until I decide on a set of flushmounts. Installing was a breeze and took about 1hr for both sides.
First go to your local autoparts store and buy 2 194 sockets, I used these for a GM, make sure the socket is a soft rubber so that you can wedge it into a hole that you will be drilling:
Next take the left black beauty cover off and there will be another black cover just to the left of the headlight
Now you will see a little round spot with a little nipple on it, take some wire cutters and cut the little nub off and then drill an 11/16" hole there. If you aren't using the exact same socketdrill a little hole and keep test fitting until the socket goes in.
Now you need to remove the front turnsignals, take out some of the top fairing bolts so that you can loosen the panel to see the back of the turnsignal. I think you have to take 2 or 3 of the pop clips out from the inside of the fairing near the forks and radiator, they hold on a black cover.
Look for a gray plug with 3 wires in it(Blue, Brown and Black)
Take this clip off the back of the turnsignal and then pull the signal off
I did mine this way because I will never put my stock ones back on. Cut the black sleeve that is around the wires and cut the stock turnsignal off
The socket I used had 2 wire colors, brown and black. Connect those to the brown and black wires on the left side of the bike, and the green and black wires on the right side. The blue wire is the running light wire.
After I connected them, just wedge the socket into the hole you cut for a snug fit. Mine are in no problem without needing any type of glue to keep them in.
After it's in, put some wire loom on to hide the ugly wires and throw on the cover
Here's the left side
Right side, don't mind my smoked bulb
These don't really show the brightness because it's hard to click a pick when the flash is at full bright, but you get the idea. They aren't SUPER bright, but the are definetly noticeable. There is a difference in the load on the circuit so it flashes quickly as if a signal was burned out. These will be my signals until I decide on a flushmount, and then I will make these running lights. I'll also change them out with LED's
Over all not bad for $6 and about 1 hr of time. Here
is where I got the idea from
Sorry for the crappy pics, my Treo 650 is no Cannon