With the 2001-2005 FZ1, the turn signal switch cancel efforts are quite high and I was finding that I constantly did not cancel my turn signal after use. I also was looking for a tail light integration module in support of my high mount exhaust and to clean up the rear appearance. I came across the SmartFlash® in a web search. This module integrates these two functions as well as others summarized below. Also available is SmartBlink®, which has the same features without the taillamp integrator. One of my objectives was to minimize modifications to stock wiring harnesses. These cause quality degradation. The following are installation instructions and the wiring harness design.
A turn signal switch mod is required for the turn signal switch to make it a momentary on-off-on switch, so that the switch returns to center after actuation.
Auto Cancel Turn Signals: Actuating either the left or right turn signal switch will initiate a turn signal sequence. The corresponding side will flash for a period of 15 seconds. If the brakes are applied while in this mode, the flash will continue until 15 seconds after the brakes are released. To cancel turn signal manually, just reapply the switch in the flashing direction.
Brake Light Modulation: Applying the brakes will flash the brake light 3 times in quick bursts. After the 3 bursts the brake light will stay on solid until the brakes are released.
Brake Light and Turn Signal Taillight Integration: In this mode, both rear tail lights are used for turn signals and brake lights. While applying the brakes both lights will be illuminated and flash in 3 quick bursts. After the three bursts, the brake lights will stay on solid. If a turn signal is used while the brakes are applied, the turn signal will have priority. It will flash the corresponding tail light and leave the opposite tail light solid. This feature can be used with or without rear mini-stalk or flush-mount turn signals. This feature is not included with SmartBlink.
Constant Rate Flashing: Flash rate is independent of load. When LED's are installed the indicators flash at the DOT rate without added resistors.
A similar harness would be used for SmartBlink.
Note: If desired, the 6-pin T-connectors can be eliminated by removing the brown and green wire terminals (male) from the main harness connector to the turn signal switch (i.e. the 6-pin harness connector under the tank that the T-connectors would plug into) and installing two male 2.8 mm spade terminals to the green and brown wires from the SmartFlash harness. Plug the two males into the main harness connector where the previous green and brown wires were. Cover the removed wires (separately) with heat shrink or electrical tape and fold back and tie strap to the harness.
For SmartBlink, splice the tan wire to both yellow wires running to the taillamp. The dark green harness wire is not used with SmartBlink.
Thanks to Ancientone80 for his trial run and contributions.
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Last Updated: 05-19-2006
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