turn signal problem


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deputydogunit18
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turn signal problem

Postby deputydogunit18 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:19 pm



When I put the right turn signal on that turn signal goes out and the left cornering light comes on. Put the left on and get just the opposite. Also can not cancel by pushing in on the turn signal switch. Any suggestion would be a big help.



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redial
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Re: turn signal problem

Postby redial » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:13 am

What have you done or had done to your GW recently? It sounds to me like a crossed wire, but without knowing what has happened, it is a WAG (Wild Asped Guess).
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deputydogunit18
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Re: turn signal problem

Postby deputydogunit18 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:10 pm

There has been nothing changed on the bike. Road in a parade and turned on a switch to shut off high beam. At end of parade turned the switch back and head lights would not come on. Disabled the switch and no help. Noticed then the turn signal problem was there.

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Re: turn signal problem

Postby thrasherg » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:22 pm

I would start by checking that you have a good earth from the headlights (and front side lights/indicators) to the battery. Poor earth connections can cause some very odd things to happen. As you have not changed anything, I would suspect an earth wire might have just broken or burnt out.

Gary

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Re: turn signal problem

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:52 pm

deputydogunit18 wrote:There has been nothing changed on the bike.

Obviously there have been changes from OEM...

Road in a parade and turned on a switch to shut off high beam.
Unless your refering to the hi/low beam rocker switch...I'm not aware of ANY OEM switch that can turn off the headlights other than the contacts in the start button as you crank the engine.

At end of parade turned the switch back and head lights would not come on. Disabled the switch and no help. Noticed then the turn signal problem was there.

I would track the add on wiring from this "switch"...you may find your problem is some inventive wiring.....At this point you can look for bad relays,broken connections,bad grounds,etc or restore the wiring back to original...




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