Turn signal indicators both glow when you put it in gear


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Turn signal indicators both glow when you put it in gear

Postby 95wingnut » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:58 pm



Hello,
I have a1995 GL1500SE. When I put my bike in gear, my turn signal indicators glow. When I hit the brake the glow really bright.

Any help would be great

thanks

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Re: Turn signal indicators both glow when you put it in gear

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:40 pm

You've got a broken ground wire or disconnected ground in a connector somewhere, most likely in the rear end of the bike. The brake and running light use this ground. Because this ground has become disconnected, they feed power through the local ground wire, backwards through the rear turn signals, then up to the dash, through the turn signal, and from there to ground. If you have an open ground, it will find a different way to ground, and in this case it's your turn signals.

Open up one of the rear brake lights, and use a short piece of wire to connect its green (ground) wire to a known good ground - the battery negative post or the frame. If the problem goes away, then you've confirmed that this is in fact the problem.

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Re: Turn signal indicators both glow when you put it in gear

Postby ct1500 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:27 pm

Does your sidestand light work? How about the reverse light, does that come on in reverse?

When in reverse same glowing problem?
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Re: Turn signal indicators both glow when you put it in gear

Postby 95wingnut » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:09 am

Thank you all for the insight. It gives me a great starting point. I was at a stand still of where to even start. I will let you guys know what I find.

Thank you

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