I installed CA's front flushmount signals and integrated taillight assembly this weekend and wanted to voice my semi-dissatisfaction.
The first thing I noticed was the velcro tab on the taillight housing that is supposed to hold down the tail cowling.... well that material was not even compatible with the factory stuff that was on the cowling. Not that it would have mattered.... it was not centered the way it was supposed to be by any stretch of the imagination, probably an inch off in each direction. I just peeled that sh*t off and threw it away, then removed the piece from my stock taillight and mounted it with 3M molding tape. Problem solved, but WTF?
Then there was the resistors that you have to install in parallel if you don't want your blinkers to strobe. First off, this should be an integral part of the unit because NOBODY wants their blinkers to blink that fast. Of course, the resistors are as big as my pinky.....
So I went to hook them up and the wire on one side of the first one comes right off in my hand. Bad soldering job. FACK!
I tried to hook up the other side but could not get a good connection with the supplied tap connectors. They know you will have to splice 3 wires to install the resistor, so why not supply a tap connector that will accept 3 wires?
Before it was all over I had to make a trip to Radio Shack. I had to remove all the wires from the resistors and resolder them with GOOD connections (and LONGER wires), then solder all the splices and heat-shrink them. The front signals plugged right into the stock signal disconnects. Why not the taillight? I had to cut the plugs off my stock blinkers. I threw away a lot of the stuff I had paid for in the kit because it was worthless.
I am pleased with the end result of the installation, but I just had to do WAY too much work for a 'plug-n-play' kit. I was wondering if anyone else has had issues or if maybe I just got a bad kit.