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post #1 of 14 Old 04-14-2018, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Looking for replacement turn signal bulb

I bought a 2006 DL1000 last year and it looks like the previous owner installed a LED turn signal kit for the rear turn signals. The kit takes a bulb that is like the regular bulb, but has LED lights that are mounted around the actual bulb like a halo. The bulb is inserted like normal, but the LED part has two leads which connect to two wires that were installed by the previous owner. The LEDs light up when the brakes are engaged. The turn signal bulb part no longer works and I need to find a replacement. Does anyone know where I can find this?
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-14-2018, 09:24 PM
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Any LED bulb that has the same socket base should work. Somewhere should be printed 12/24v?w. I cannot see the second securing prong in your image. If they are offset then it is a two filament bulb and should be replaced with a like base but most likely both are equidistant from the bottom of the bulb and any LED with the same base and wattage will do the same job.

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Am I seeing that correctly? Is that an incandescent bulb with a ring of LEDs on it? The bulb looks like a standard 1156 bulb. Is it possible it was a homebrew job? I couldn't find anything like that online.

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Thanks for replying. The bulb is a 12v21w. I included another picture that highlights the two leads (lower right) where the braking wires connect.
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Am I seeing that correctly? Is that an incandescent bulb with a ring of LEDs on it? The bulb looks like a standard 1156 bulb. Is it possible it was a homebrew job? I couldn't find anything like that online.
I have just looked again and you seem to be correct. Perhaps someone has epoxied the ring of LED's to an existing bulb. very weird.
To find out if that is the case the OP needs tell us if the "two extra wires" lead to the bulb base, or directly to the ring of LED's.

If it is the latter the previous owner has spliced into the brake light wires and epoxied an LED onto the OEM bulb. No over the counter replacement will be available. He could though buy a suitable LED bulb, attach the second two wires to that and somehow secure it in the turn signal housing.

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MrF you are seeing that correctly. I don't think it is a homebrew job. There is an identical bulb in the left turn signal as well. I can't find it online either. My suspicion is that this might have been a bulb manufacturer's first foray into led bulbs and it doesn't exist any longer. Thanks for the reply.
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The two extra wires go directly to the ring of LEDs.
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MrF you are seeing that correctly. I don't think it is a homebrew job. There is an identical bulb in the left turn signal as well. I can't find it online either. My suspicion is that this might have been a bulb manufacturer's first foray into led bulbs and it doesn't exist any longer. Thanks for the reply.
Do the second set of wires lead directly to the LED's? That would not be a manufacturers design. Surely that is a backyard job.

is it the LED or the indicator that is dead?

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The second set of wires lead directly to the LEDs. The indicator is dead.
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The second set of wires lead directly to the LEDs. The indicator is dead.
Then it must be a home project by the previous owner.

One suggestion would be to try to work out what adhesive was used, break the LED ring off the bulb, buy a new OEM bulb from any auto store, and attempt to silicone/glue/epoxy the LED ring to the new bulb.

No manufacturer would combine incandescent and LED together or power a bulb in two places.

Alternatively just epoxy the LED into the housing, or disconnect the LED and tape up the wires on both sides.

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