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Hi guys,
Just returned from a 2 week trip to Switzerland. Bike was almost faultless the entire time.
Last day heading home I noticed the left indicator coming on by itself. Got progressively worse and now it's about every minute, which you can imagine is damned annoying! Only way to cancel it it is hit left again then cancel.

Anyone else experienced this?
I'm kind of guessing damp got into switch gear because previous day was very heavy rain, but someone may have had it before and know exactly where the problem lies.

Oh and one more thing.... one of the headlamp bulbs went, how the hell do you get your hand in there to change it? Do you strip the dash out?

Thanks for any help :)
 

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Well maybe it's something in the air around here :)

I'm in Northampton and my 05 RT indicator just stopped working completely last week. I would also suspect damp in your handlebar switch as you say. On mine the rubber switch cover had disintegrated and when I pulled the old switch apart there was corrosion all over the contacts inside.

There's a thread here with a troubleshooting video and the switches are available in the UK if you need a new one, BMW will only sell you the complete unit which as you might imagine is rather expensive!

http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61510

Headlamp bulbs can be done without removing the dash, but best if you're a contortionist with small hands - I think there are some helpful tips on the forum.
 

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Miggs, Most of us have suffered the switch water penetration me included on my 05 RT. I hit a heavy rain storm on the way home from work and hoped a spray with WD 40 would solve the problem but it didn't. On getting to work next day the electricians told me to try this!!.. And it worked. That was 2 yrs ago and I have been caught in heavy rain a few times but the problem with the switch has never returned.
As far as the bulbs are concerned I dismantled the front of my bike the first time a bulb failed but you do learn to do it by touch from underneath, but you do need small hands or teach the kids how to change it for you.

http://websites.uk-plc.net/gb_chemical_solutions_ltd/products/CALPEL.htm

Don't know if they would sell you just one tin!!..
 

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Miggs
If you get stuck I use this product on the machinery on the golf course http://www.momar.co.za/miracletool.pdf
It works very well for dispersing moisture, I'm only down the road from you in Milton Keynes. So if you want to try it let me know, I've several cans in my workshop and your more than welcome to one.
 
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