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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 16th, 2007, 9:02 pm Thread Starter
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Hey Guys:

I was at my local BMW dealership in Detroit and purchased a LED License plate frame. I wired in the frame per the instructions given, and all appears to work correctly.

However, the "General Warning light" is now on. It is the red light with the triangle and exclamation piont in the middle similar to the posting icon.

I am assuming because there is a draw to the power to the rear tailight (that is the recommended source per the instructions), that it is tripping this warning light like a bulb is out.

The bulb and the LED lights come on correctly, however I have noticed there is 1/2 second delay now when you turn the key before the rear tailight lights up...

Anyone else have this issue?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2007, 5:23 am
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What year is your bike? What brand/model of your LED license frame? Is this possibly a CANBUS issue? I have a 2000 K12RS which is from my understanding not CANBUS equipped, and I am considering going with an LED license plate frame as well so I would be interested in hearing how this gets resolved. Another question is are you satisfied with the brightness of the frame in daylight? I have yet to see one yet so I am a bit curious.

Take Care, Good Luck & Ride Safe!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 17th, 2007, 9:33 am
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Strange how instructions for some accessory would recommend tapping into the taillight circuit of the electrical system, yet not give any solution to any problems that might arise as a result of such recommendation, especially in the case of the presence of a taillight defect detection system.

Best bet would be to consult the dealership that sold the product or the manufacturer for a solution.

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