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Turn signals

Postby penntoy123 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:39 pm



Both my turn signals and brake lights stop working Friday. The turn signals will just go out when I turn them on and the brakes just does not work. I did a search and the recommendation was the flasher needs to be replaced. That still did not work. Today I started going point by point check for an open. I have power at all the fuses, but not at the flasher. A few things I did discover, one of my wires to the rear left signal has a big bare spot. I wonder what else I will find. Sounds like a fun Saturday project.



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Re: Turn signals

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:01 pm

penntoy123 wrote:Both my turn signals and brake lights stop working Friday. The turn signals will just go out when I turn them on and the brakes just does not work. I did a search and the recommendation was the flasher needs to be replaced. That still did not work. Today I started going point by point check for an open. I have power at all the fuses, but not at the flasher. A few things I did discover, one of my wires to the rear left signal has a big bare spot. I wonder what else I will find. Sounds like a fun Saturday project.


The turn signals go out because they are supposed to - the dim filament goes out, and the bright filament is supposed to flash.

Turn signals and brakes are on the same fuse. The fact that you have no power at the flasher says something has happened to that fuse - or circuit. Double check the turn signal fuse - actually pull it out and check it, and with it in, check that there is +12 volts on both sides of the fuse.

If there is a bare spot on the wire, you need to fix that - chances are it shorted out and blew the fuse, or if the fuse is intact, melted some wiring somewhere. The wire that goes from that fuse to the turn signals and brake is green with a white stripe, and should have +12 volts on it when the ignition is turned on.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby penntoy123 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:50 am

I do have 12volts on both sides of the fuse. I am thinking somewhere in line to the flasher I have a break. After I repair the bare wire, I was going to run a jumper from the fuse straight to the flasher. That should give me a better idea on where to go. I pulled the auto canceling unit and check the voltages there too and I got nothing. I will start at the backside of the fuse block and move forward from there. Thanks for the ideas.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby penntoy123 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:00 pm

I applied 12volts straight to the flasher and it works. Now on Saturday I know where to start. My wife says, it all because I went and looked at a 2005 and 2008 Goldwing. I keep on telling my bike, I am just looking. I don't think it believes me.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:05 pm

Oh no...you didn't ride the bike and stop and look at another one didja???
Somehow they know... :lol:

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Re: Turn signals

Postby penntoy123 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:19 pm

I thought I was safe, I drove three and half hours away, to Rockingham. It must have smelled the other bike on me. The only good thing, it is too cold to ride right now. I will have time to fix it and do some of the other things I would like to do. I have some Harley exhaust and an extra set of manifold pipes. It will be time to play. Plus I am repairing one of the lower side fairings. I should have it all ready for when it warms up again.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby penntoy123 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:21 am

I found the problem to be a bad connection on the back of the fuse block. I was able to get it working, but I am thinking of changing out the fuse block for a blade type sometime in the future. I did find some other things to do prior to putting all back together.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:55 am

penntoy123 wrote:I found the problem to be a bad connection on the back of the fuse block. I was able to get it working, but I am thinking of changing out the fuse block for a blade type sometime in the future. I did find some other things to do prior to putting all back together.


That was on my "to do" list for my 1100, but never got around to it. We have another member here who did exactly that however, with good results.

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Re: Turn signals

Postby penntoy123 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:54 pm

I have several things to work on. Ever since I installed the relay mod for the coils, I wanted to replace the fuse block. Now I have a good reason. I would like to add some extra circuits, for my LEDs and replace the inline fuse on the compressor.




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