Comagination Headlight Modulator Install

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  1. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    Sorry to start a new thread for this, but I could not find any reference searching any of the forums. I bought a Comagination headlight modulator for my 2010 F650GS and have ?? re: installation. Hoping someone has done one of these! Before installation I am not too impressed with this unit. The instructions appear to be badly translated from some foreign language, and the wire colors described do not match the unit (there IS NO "RED wire"...) (the dealer, sent a picture says I have the right one). No problem: I have enough skill to figure out the wiring. The components I can see (i.e., the crimp-on connectors) are NOT high quality for the $$. Nevertheless, I see complaints about all the other brands in the forums too, so I guess I will install it. So here is my question: since there is no way this thing is gonna fit inside the headlight housing, what's the best way to run the 4 wires into the housing without making a mess of it:eek1?
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  2. flei

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    :huh so i installed the comagination headlight modulator today. NOT IMPRESSED! First- there is no way this thing fits in the high beam housing; you'd have to cut a slot for 4 wires, compromising the water-tight housing. Second- while it DOES modulate the light, each time it flashes it also activates the BMW's "bulb out" warning light on the "dash". sending it back for a refund.
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    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    adding pictures really help people figure out what your talking about if they dont have the same product as you.
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    That would be a picture of what that you'd like to see? the thing hanging outside the headlight housing it won't fit in? the crappy connectors? the box it is going back to the seller in?:D
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    My final say on the "Comagination" headlight modulator: the product is not as advertised and the vendor support is poor. Though not the most costly vendor experience I have ever had (the unit is less than $100), certainly one of the worst!

    First, the instructions are difficult to decipher as they are poorly written.

    Second, the instructions re: wire colors do NOT match the actual unit.

    Third, despite the stated claim that the unit is tiny and will fit in virtuallly all headlight housings, there is NO WAY this thing fits in the F650GS, and even if it did, you'd have to cut a slot for the wires to exit, thus messing up the integrity of the headlight housing.

    Fourth, the components one can see appear to be cheap crap. Can't tell what is inside the sealed "unit", but my guess would be: "crap".

    Fifth, when I did hook it up to my high beam, though it did modulate the headlight, the "bulb out" warning light on the bike's dash ALSO blinked off and on! When I contacted the vendor about this, the reply after several days was "send it back if you are not happy." Since the website lets you choose the "correct" modulator by bike using a drop-down menu, one might think this thing would actually work correctly if one's bike was listed.

    Finally, after I returned the unit, I was not issued a refund until after I sent an email asking where it was; the vendor's reply was "what's the tracking # of your return?", though I did receive a refund (minus the cost of 2-way shipping!) before I could reply.

    more than enough said on THIS topic!!!!!!!
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