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bubba4952
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light problems

Postby bubba4952 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:10 pm



I HAVE A 95 1500 TRIKE AND WHEN I APPLY THE BRAKES THE TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS GO ON AND THE RUNNING LIGHTS GO OUT ALSO WHEN I PUSH THE HORN BUTTON IT BLOWS THE FUSE I CHECKED THE WIRING FOR WEAR SPOTS CHECKED THE FUSES AND CHANGED THE RELAYS I AM STUMPED PLEASE HELP



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redial
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Re: light problems

Postby redial » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:37 pm

It sounds like a short, and/or a bad earth. If you have been thorough in your search for a wear spot on the wiring, then it will be a matter of getting the multimeter out to check the switches and relays. It is a job of perserverance and persistence until you track down the culprit. Obviously, I would start with the foot brake circuit first.
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Re: light problems

Postby thrasherg » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:04 pm

for the indicator/brake lights, I would suspect a bad earth. try connecting a wire to the negative terminal of the battery and then connect it to the rear mudguard and see if the lights behave themselves. If they do, you need to find where the earth wire is broken or make the temporary wire permanent!!

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Re: light problems

Postby bustedwing » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:34 pm

I have seen a brake light bulb with a burnt element that dropped onto the clearence or running light element so when you stepped on the brakes the clearence lights would come on. Check your brake light bulbs closely. If good, check grounds.For the horns, disconnect one of the horns and try again. If that horn works without the fuse burning, hook the other one back up, disconnect the other one and try again. One will work and one will not work. Or one will sound drastically different. There will be a high pitch and a low pitch, then replace the bad one which you can get from any auto parts store.Ride safe.


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