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How to Make an Indicator Warning Buzzer
If I had a pound for every time I've left the indicators on I'd be rich by now!
Anyway, the other week I did it again and this time it was quite dangerous!
Having looked at
the price of fancy systems which cost lots of pennies (I had
one once and it didn't last long) I decided I'd make my own (I like
making things myself
I'm no electronics expert by any means but found it dead easy.
You will need;
A 12v buzzer.
Actually, you don't need the last three - you can use connector
blocks and insulating tape - but this makes a proper tidy
Buzzer from Ebay, £3.20. This black one looks the part on the Enfield and seems good quality.
Blocking Diodes from Ebay as well, £3.60. They come in 10s but you only need 2. The rest can go in your "it will come in handy sometime" box.
Any light wire will do really. I stripped a bit out of some 2 core 5amp household stuff but you can buy the proper vehicle wiring if you want.
connectors I had in the shed; they came from Vehicle Wiring
is always handy to have in the shed.
Take off the front of
the front of the headlight and locate the wiring to the
Try checking with a test meter or bulb and battery and you'll see how they work.
If you are using
shrink sleeving you can just solder the wires together then sleeve them, diode and all. If you don't have shrink sleeving just
make sure everything is insulated against short circuits.
I mounted the buzzer here, just under the handlebar clamp, on a sticky backed velcro pad. It's audible and out of the weather there .
Now, when I switch on the indicators there's a nice loud beep which reminds me to cancel them.