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wingwomen57
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Blinkers

Postby wingwomen57 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:45 am



Have a question.we have someone working on our bike 1996 1500 SE.he said the binkers would not come on but the 4 ways come on and stayed on? he said sounds like some switch ( he did not say the name of switch)...does that sound right???? Just wanting to get a few opinions. Is there such a switch? that could cause that... Thanks



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Re: Blinkers

Postby Steve F » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:40 am

Did you recently install LED "bulbs"?
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Re: Blinkers

Postby wingwomen57 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:48 am

No Nothing New...But I was curious is there such a switch?

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Re: Blinkers

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:27 am

Well there is a switch,however the hazard switch is seperate from the turn signal switch.They do wire togeather.The first step is to look at the hazard relay.Because the lights go stay on and not blink,I suspect the flasher is bad.The flasher for the inoperating turn signal is right next to it(under the seat).
Here's the pix to help diagnos the problem.I doubt the switch is bad,but don't rule it out.Look at the relays first.
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turn signal
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switch wiring
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Re: Blinkers

Postby Steve F » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:02 pm

Just a quick glance at the circuit schematics (the one that shows the relays in the upper-right corner), I would start looking at the green Ground wires that attach to the relays. If they share the same ground wire, and it's broken or bad connection, everything could start acting up similar to what you described.
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Re: Blinkers

Postby Steve F » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:10 pm

While we're on this subject, can someone please explain the diagram that HONDA uses all the time when they show their turn signal switch in schematic form? None of this (the circles and connecting lines and the graph-type layout) makes any logical sense to me. I've been messing with electronic/electrical stuff since I was 10 years, so this stuff generally doesn't puzzle me, but this does.
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Re: Blinkers

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:32 pm

The circle is the contact plate and the line is the shorting bar.On the left indicates what position the switch is in and the circles and line show what wires are connected at that position.
If it still escapes logic I can paint in the pathway.

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Re: Blinkers

Postby vtxcandyred » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:08 pm

virgilmobile wrote:The circle is the contact plate and the line is the shorting bar.On the left indicates what position the switch is in and the circles and line show what wires are connected at that position.
If it still escapes logic I can paint in the pathway.

How will you out?????? :lol: ;)

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Re: Blinkers

Postby Steve F » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:31 pm

virgilmobile wrote:The circle is the contact plate and the line is the shorting bar.On the left indicates what position the switch is in and the circles and line show what wires are connected at that position.
If it still escapes logic I can paint in the pathway.
OK, NOW I see it :idea: (notice the light bulb just came on) thanks for that, I appreciate it. :!:


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