TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK


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TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK

Postby stevenstrack » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:42 pm



What would cause the turn signals to not flash. My 1983 GL1100I needs anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 minutes running before the turn signals will flash. I know it's not related to the battery as I just replaced it with a new one. It statrted happening about two months ago and appears to be taking longer and longer before they will wok. The head light comes on but as far as I can tell the turn signals just take longer before they start working.



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Re: TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:41 pm

Most likely a failing flasher. Replace it with an electronic one, and you won't have to solve this problem again.

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Re: TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK

Postby stevenstrack » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:38 pm

Do you have a link to buy a new one, and where is it located?

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Re: TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK

Postby stevenstrack » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:51 pm

Should I replace both the turn signal bulbs and the relay which i believe is under the false tank LH side. Any recommendation on where to get, can I pick these up from automotive store NAPPA? And if so what part numbers?

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Re: TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:59 pm

I replaced mine with this electronic flasher, and it works great.

Some people have used standard electronic automotive flashers available from any auto store, and they seem to work as well.

You are correct about the location of the flasher - the false tank has to come off to get to it.

Once you have an electronic flasher in there, you can change the bulbs to LED's anytime you like in the future.

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Re: TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK

Postby thrasherg » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:45 am

As no-one directly answered your question. If you get an electronic flasher then you DO NOT need to change the bulbs. As long as the existing bulbs work (Light up) they will work with the new flasher.. Of course after fitting the new flasher relay, you can upgrade to LED's which will reduce the load on your electrical system, but that costs more!!

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Re: TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK

Postby stevenstrack » Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:32 pm

Bought a new flasher, has two poles. My old connecter had three wires green, grey, black. I realise I need to cut wires and put on a spade end. Which wires hook up to which poles?

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Re: TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:08 pm

stevenstrack wrote:Bought a new flasher, has two poles. My old connecter had three wires green, grey, black. I realise I need to cut wires and put on a spade end. Which wires hook up to which poles?


If the flasher is a two-pin flasher, then leave the green wire unconnected. There should be a grey wire, a white/green wire, and a green wire. The white/green carries power into the flasher, the grey carries the power from the flasher to the lights. The green is ground.

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Re: TURN SIGNALS SLOW TO WORK

Postby stevenstrack » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:21 am

Thanks for all the help the flashers now work fine.




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