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hazard lights

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:00 pm



Gentlemen
I have posted several topics regarding 97 goldwingSE, and have received several and appreciate the information and responses and remedies regarding matters. when the hazard button is depressed it will not engage therefore cannot determine if there is bad hazard relay. If anyone has an answer please let me know.
Many thanks
Ben



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Re: hazard lights

Postby robb » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:39 pm

If the signals still work the only other thing in the way is the flasher relay.

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Re: hazard lights

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:58 pm

You're saying the switch won't push in? Or it won't stay in on its own?

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Re: hazard lights

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:04 am

thanks for the reply, the hazard button will not engage at all. when the button is held in only one light will blink once the button is released no hazard lights.

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Re: hazard lights

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:11 am

grizzlybear1943 wrote:thanks for the reply, the hazard button will not engage at all. when the button is held in only one light will blink once the button is released no hazard lights.


The hazard button is a DPST switch, so it has one input (coming from the flasher relay) and connects this input to two outputs (one for left, one for right) when it is engaged. I'm suspecting that if you carefully and slowly release the button, you might be able to get both lights to blink.

In any case, the fact that it blinks at all says that the relay/flasher is OK, and that the problem is with your switch. One of two things has happened:

- Goo and filth has gummed up the latching mechanism inside the switch. The switch will need to be disassembled and cleaned out by spraying with plastic-safe contact cleaner.

- The switch got stuck in, and someone tried to "fix" it by forcefully pulling it out, breaking the latching mechanism inside the switch. The switch will need to be replaced.

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Re: hazard lights

Postby grizzlybear1943 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:20 pm

Hey guys that responded to my posting on hazard lights. I removed the switch from handlebar and sprayed the zmxx!! out of it, and low and behold the lights are working. that electrical contact cleaner does wonders. Again thanks
Ben

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Re: hazard lights

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:02 pm

grizzlybear1943 wrote:Hey guys that responded to my posting on hazard lights. I removed the switch from handlebar and sprayed the zmxx!! out of it, and low and behold the lights are working. that electrical contact cleaner does wonders. Again thanks
Ben


Glad you got things working. That's usually the problem when it comes to these switches.




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