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Thread: Anyone had an indicator switch go on a GS (Solution)

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    Lost my indicator cancel button yesterday, everytime I used the indicator I had to hit the hazzard button to cancel them

    this button, is it not just a case of taking the button apart and cleaning the contacts?
    I've not looked into yet. if the button can be pulled apart and contacted cleaned thought that would sort it.

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    wow, postage is little high, £12 for two to be delivered. Two is only £7
    Think I will order some anyway. Does it have the wires coming out of it or is it a case of soldering the wires inside? the picture shows wires coming out?

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    Nope there are two "prongs" that are divided by a plastic wafer when you push the button the plastic slides down and the two prongs contact each other and a circuit is made

    They are very flimsy and do not stand being twiddled or moved at all

    What you can do is strip it down and if you are lucky the switch has water in it and the rubber sealing ring is perished or gone drying it out and filling with vaseline can be a good interim solution in fact my switches are all flooded with vaseline now Poor Design number 440 for 1200's but only poor design number 5 for 1150s

    if it's full of blue pooh then it's shagged End Off

    Either buy a used switch and replace BUT clean and vaseline everything before fitting or use a button from a damaged one to replace yours BUT not an ABS one they work back to front! making contact normally but breaking when the switch is pushed


    Quote Originally Posted by garvey2003 View Post
    Lost my indicator cancel button yesterday, everytime I used the indicator I had to hit the hazzard button to cancel them

    this button, is it not just a case of taking the button apart and cleaning the contacts?
    I've not looked into yet. if the button can be pulled apart and contacted cleaned thought that would sort it.
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    Does any other BMW have the same switches in, like the K for an example.
    Doesn't matter about the switch just the buttons.

    The secondhand world for GS Switchgears seems to be like Rocking Horse stuff

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    Hi all, I think I have this error now. Just came from BM today and they wanted 180 odd without labour to replace both. They didn't even open the switch as it was not covered under extended warranty...even though the bike is only 33 months old!

    Can someone please tell me: can I just unscrew the 2 halves of the switch gear without anything wanting to spring out? I don't have a workshop so all work is in the bright sunshine ...and on the pavement so would prefer to know if some little spring will erupt when I unscrew the 3 bolts of the switchgear. On both sides of bike as all indicators go intermittently andthen wont cancel.

    I'll clean and grease it before proceeding with a replacement part (thanks to their £12 delivery) and my lack of soldering skill....
    Thanks

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    I know what you mean, £12 for delivery! shocking
    I'm keeping a look out for an old 1100 switch so I can use the internals in my 1150, think its the cheapest option

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    Quote Originally Posted by garvey2003 View Post
    I know what you mean, £12 for delivery! shocking
    I'm keeping a look out for an old 1100 switch so I can use the internals in my 1150, think its the cheapest option
    thanks: Can someone please tell me: can I just unscrew the 2 halves of the switch gear without anything wanting to spring out? I don't have a workshop so all work is in the bright sunshine ...and on the pavement so would prefer to know if some little spring will erupt when I unscrew the 3 bolts of the switchgear. On both sides of bike as all indicators go intermittently andthen wont cancel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adventuredon View Post
    thanks: Can someone please tell me: can I just unscrew the 2 halves of the switch gear without anything wanting to spring out? I don't have a workshop so all work is in the bright sunshine ...and on the pavement so would prefer to know if some little spring will erupt when I unscrew the 3 bolts of the switchgear. On both sides of bike as all indicators go intermittently andthen wont cancel.
    if it's the same as mine (1150) then it will be fine, nothing pinged out of mine. Four screws and a couple of plastic planels and away you, all in bits
    Simple design just shame the internal buttons are crap.

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    awesome, soon as it thaws, ill have a go!

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    My right ones have now packed up for good

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    Quote Originally Posted by garvey2003 View Post
    My right ones have now packed up for good
    well if youre going to place an order with a £`12 delivery fee, let me know as I may also need to order some. Unless BMW offer a warranty replacement. BTW: how many inside switches for both left and right?
    No ESA, just ABS, info and ASC on the bars. Guess right side is 2, left side anyone?

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    will do, striping mine down this weekend. but think mine are dead.
    Not to keen on the soldering but but's a lot cheaper than buying a secondhand control

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    Quote Originally Posted by garvey2003 View Post
    Not to keen on the soldering but but's a lot cheaper than buying a secondhand control
    Take it easy when soldering Garvey as the wee switches melt very quickly if they get too hot. Don't ask how I know that.

    One of these is overkill and is to be avoided.

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    the one I have is like this
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/30w-soldering-iron-32909

    just cheapo one, should I invest in a better smaller one?

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    Having issues with the L/H indicator and found this thread which is handy

    Ordered 4 switches from mouser.com end of last week and in the meantime have managed to source a complete switchgear set for the L/H side so all good and working............which is just as well as it appears that the micro switches are different on 850's than they are on the larger bikes....my fault for not checking.

    Anyway........... I now have four switches sitting here that arrived today, still all wrapped up in the bubble wrap they came in, which cost £32 delivered

    Anyone need some switches

    Dont expect to get all the money back but how about £6.50 a switch........any takers??

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    Quote Originally Posted by livinlos View Post
    Having issues with the L/H indicator and found this thread which is handy

    Ordered 4 switches from mouser.com end of last week and in the meantime have managed to source a complete switchgear set for the L/H side so all good and working............which is just as well as it appears that the micro switches are different on 850's than they are on the larger bikes....my fault for not checking.

    Anyway........... I now have four switches sitting here that arrived today, still all wrapped up in the bubble wrap they came in, which cost £32 delivered

    Anyone need some switches

    Dont expect to get all the money back but how about £6.50 a switch........any takers??
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