Turn signals


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Gunnar Már
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Turn signals

Postby Gunnar Már » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:15 pm



OK all Goldwing gurus!!!!
After all the work I've done this winter my turn signals don't work.
I was changing steering stem bearings and I belive it's the self cancelling unit.
Is there a way to override it? Last summer it didn't work properly so I don't mind not having it?
Do you have any ideas for me?

Best to all
Gunnar Már



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Re: Turn signals

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:16 pm

Removing or mis-wiring the angle sensor at the bottom of the triple tree will not cause any problems in the turn signal.They just won't cancel correctly.
First,does your turn signal switch "push the switch in" to cancel or do you have to push it back to the center to turn them off.??
The mechanical type is different electrically than the push to cancel type.
What model is your bike.....Interstate,Aspencade....?
Possible first looks....Is there voltage on the flasher?

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Re: Turn signals

Postby Gunnar Már » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:29 pm

I have a 1983 Interstae and I have to slide the button back to the center position.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:39 pm

OK,it's the mechanical type...I'll pull the schematic for a show and tell in a moment.
As far as I recall,the entire cancler unit can be unplugged with no ill effecte to how they operate(other than the self cancler).

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Re: Turn signals

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:28 pm

The flasher.....The green wire is ground(earth)
The white/green is 12 volts fused at 15 amp(the same circuit as the horn) with the key on.
The 3rd wire (gray ?) goes to the switch and from the switch it goes on orange to the left lamps and light blue to the right.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby Gunnar Már » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:36 pm

Thanks a lot.
I'm going to look at the flasher next time I can get few minutes in the garage.
Maybe it could also just be the button on the handlebar, I'll look at it to.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:41 pm

If you suspect the flashed is bad, unplug it and jump the 2 wires together.leave the ground unhooked.this would apply 12 volts direct to the switch.From there you should be able to turn on the lights.Obviously they won't blink but you'll see if they work with the switch.
Check your horn,it uses the same power as the turn signals.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby Gunnar Már » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:36 pm

Hi all

Problem solved, I tore apart the handlebar switch and cleaned it up and gave it a good lube.
This dit the job and the signals work now.
Inside the switch is a magnetic switch that works with the signal switch is it just to help cancelling or does it do something else?

Thanks for the help

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Re: Turn signals

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:28 pm

Self canceling.
The plunger holds the switch in the position you move it to and when energized it detracts and let's the spring return the switch to OFF.
Just leave it there.




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