Join Date: May 2007
Location: Central Illinois
Disconnecting the turn signal wires
I have an '06 DL650 and recently installed some different turn signals on them.
If you just want to disconnect your turn signal wires from the power source to splice in your buzzer, there's a black, plastic rectangular jack that connects the two wires. To disconnect the two wires, follow these 2 steps:
1)First, give yourself some working room. If you want to disconnect the left turn signal, turn the handle bars to the right. If you look to the inside where the wire runs out of the turn signal and runs towards that headlight area you mentioned, you should see the black rectangular plastic jack I mentioned above.
2)To disconnect the jack, you should see kind of a pronounced flap on one side of the connector that you carefully have to lift outward while pulling the other half of the connector out of it. Be careful to not pull this flap lever too high or you might break it, and you might need this connection in the future. It might take a bit of coordination to hold that flap slightly up while you pull the other half out of it. You also might need to work it from side to side to break it loose, or, you might get lucky and it will slide right out for you.
As for how you buzzer splices into this connection, that is up to you to figure out. I ordered a special connection with my turn new flush mount turn signals that allowed me to jack right into one side of that same black plastic OEM jack which made for no soldering or wire splicing. Nice.
If you need to remove the turn signal after disconnecting the wire, there’s a nut and washer which threads directly onto the portion of the turn signal which sticks just on the inside wall of the fairing where that black wire runs out . Mine came off easily with a crescent wrench. Wasn’t that tight.
Hope this helps.