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Integrated tail light LEDs need fixing - April 30, 2012, 08:44 PM

Ok, problem - no idea what kind of integrated tail light I have, but I have 3 LEDs in it not lighting up. I'm thinking this will probably peg me on the safety inspection. Are these things usually easy to pull apart and replace LEDs or am I looking at picking up a new one?
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April 30, 2012, 09:29 PM

Did they ever work before? There's a chance its just a wire that has vibrated loose if it was a sloppy job when it was installed, I think LEDs shouldn't burn out. disconnect your battery and check the wiring first.

Not sure if they're DOT approved but you can buy a small circular LED light which has an adhesive backing you can stick up near the license plate and turn on. Any auto shop should have one of these, that should at least slip you by inspection.
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There are about 20-30 in total and only 3 are out, so if you only need one light functioning I would be good to go for inspection? You're right it's probably a wiring issue, but I'm thinking I may need to pull the assembly apart. Is this an easy job or do these tail lights not really come apart? I'll check the wiring near the harness today, but if that all looks good I'll have to start digging into the light assembly itself.
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May 1, 2012, 06:50 AM

Just buy a new one, most of them are under $100.

Poorly built units will almost always experience some LED failures, even if you repair the diodes that are dead now more will likely show up after.


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May 1, 2012, 07:11 AM

I had 3 out of 8 LED's burn out on my tail lamp on my truck. The inspector said that as long as no more than 40% of the lights are not burnt out, he still passes them. He didn't tell me the exact number.

Just take it to a gas station and try. You just sit and do what the inspector tells you and that's it. Chances are, they will see it light up and that should be good enough on a bike!
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May 1, 2012, 10:06 AM

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Just buy a new one, most of them are under $100.

Poorly built units will almost always experience some LED failures, even if you repair the diodes that are dead now more will likely show up after.
I picked up a cheap one off D2moto.com for i think $80. use the code WS30 for 30% off
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I picked up a cheap one off D2moto.com for i think $80. use the code WS30 for 30% off
30% off is one of the lower discounts at D2moto.com.

50-80% discounts (which come around nearly every week) are the only ones to use.


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30% off is one of the lower discounts at D2moto.com.

50-80% discounts (which come around nearly every week) are the only ones to use.
Thank You Dark
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May 1, 2012, 12:04 PM

is it just a light bar or integrated tail light specific to your model bike?
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Not a bar - a tail light specific to the bike. I'll check out what brand it is when I go dig into the harness.
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what's the year, make, and model of the bike?


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07 R6. Going to take a look at it tonight and see if I can't jimmy the harness a bit. I was fooling around with stuff when I installed the tag bolts and might have knocked something loose.

I also may just uninstall my blinkers for safety inspec this weekend...does it count if I just take the switch out and tell them the flush mounts are dust covers?
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