Integrated LED brake weirdness

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Integrated LED brake weirdness

Post by CheifWiggam » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:57 am

OK, grabbed one of those Chinese integrated LED taillight units and am having some weirdness - $30 inoright! FYI: Haven't wired the indicators as yet.

Issue: When applying front brake, the brake light doesn't 'turn on'. Use the rear brake all good. I pull LED out of bayonet then put back in - it works then at some stage it just stops working (still works on rear brake application). Piss of the whole unit and go back to stock - fine!

BUT if I plug a globe into the spare bayonet - hello world. Will test over the next couple of days and report back.


What are you supposed t do with the other bulb/bayonet? Is it just supposed to flap around for eternity or is something else supposed to be done ?
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Re: Integrated LED brake weirdness

Post by VTRDark » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:07 am

I'm confused. Usually the aftermarket LED tail lights especially the Chinese ones with intergrated indicators are dedicated LED's, not a bayonet which an aftermarket LED bulb can then be installed into as a replacement for a standard bulb. In fact I can't think of any aftermarket bayonet type tail lights with built in indicators.
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Re: Integrated LED brake weirdness

Post by CheifWiggam » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:28 am

VTRDark wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:07 am
I'm confused. Usually the aftermarket LED tail lights especially the Chinese ones with intergrated indicators are dedicated LED's, not a bayonet which an aftermarket LED bulb can then be installed into as a replacement for a standard bulb. In fact I can't think of any aftermarket bayonet type tail lights with built in indicators.

NO, the bayonets are what the OEM bulbs plug into. Take the bulb out and plug LED 'brake' into the bayonet.

The bike has 2 bayonet fittings into which 2 bulbs push into. The LED uses one bayonet fitting with the other bayonet flapping around doing nothing.
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Re: Integrated LED brake weirdness

Post by Wicky » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:58 am

Put a small plastic bag over the spare fitting, seal it up with a rubber band after spraying some WD40/ACF-50 over the bayonet to prevent corrosion and then cable tie it out the way or sumfink...
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Re: Integrated LED brake weirdness

Post by CheifWiggam » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:43 am

-- Thx Wicky for your input but what to do with the spare bayonet isnt really my issue.
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Re: Integrated LED brake weirdness

Post by MacV2 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:35 pm

Try the other bayonet...

If no good...send the feker back.

BTW dont bother with the intergrated indis...MOT fail plus they are shite & dont show up very well...
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