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electrical problem

Postby saddle tramp » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:29 pm



I have a 94 gold wing when I shift from neutral to any gear the tail lights go off and the turn signal lights light up and stay on. any ideas?



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Re: electrical problem

Postby thrasherg » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:36 pm

I suspect you have lost the earth to the rear light assembly. It is getting the earth from the neutral feed.. The easiest answer is to probably run a new earth lead from the tail lights to the battery negative terminal and see if that cures it. If it does then you can either make the new wire permanent or start looking for the break in the current wiring.

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Re: electrical problem

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:03 am

thrasherg wrote:I suspect you have lost the earth to the rear light assembly. It is getting the earth from the neutral feed.. The easiest answer is to probably run a new earth lead from the tail lights to the battery negative terminal and see if that cures it. If it does then you can either make the new wire permanent or start looking for the break in the current wiring.

Gary


100% correct answer.

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Re: electrical problem

Postby saddle tramp » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:36 am

Thank you I'll give that a try thank you thank you, after only 2 weeks tracing wiring that took about 15 mins. once I set the jumper everything started working thanks again, Chaz

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Re: electrical problem

Postby Uncle Fester » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:52 pm

I just recently had the EXACT same issue. Under the seat, below the passengers butt area are two large connectors with rubber boots over them, one black and one white/clearish. The clearish one is most likely where your issue is. Look at the corner connector with the green / striped wire ( has a dash / stripe every few inchs or so. Make a jumper to by pass the connector and test your lights, I am willing to bet this cures it .

If that does cure it, make the connection more perminant and include a disconnect so you can seperate later if needed.

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