Hazard problem


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Hazard problem

Postby Bugmerc » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:04 am



So I had the typical problem with my gooey switches. I cleaned them with contact cleaner, cruise, hazards etc all work well. The problem is when I turn on my hazard lights I only get the left turn signal lighting up, front, back and dash. Is that a problem with the wiring or is it a flasher module issue?



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Re: Hazard problem

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:16 am

Neither. The only thing that can cause that problem is the switch itself.

Unless...the connector to the switch has a bad connection for one side.

But 99% of the time this problem is due to a bad/dirty contact in the switch.

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Re: Hazard problem

Postby Bugmerc » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:33 am

Crud, before I used the contact cleaner I couldn't turn the hazards on or off. After I cleaned it I was glad when they came on, but only one side :| . Is that switch relatively simple to take out and apart? Maybe there is still some gunk in it. Not gonna replace that whole thing for this problem.

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Re: Hazard problem

Postby Fiberthree » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:32 pm

Check out the photos I posted here viewtopic.php?f=14&t=32453. It will show you what is inside the switch. You may have loosened some of the crud, it migrated and now it is blocking the contacts. It might just need more cleaner. The small parts in the switches require a lot of caution so you don't lose anything.
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Re: Hazard problem

Postby Bugmerc » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:38 pm

Yeah, hopefully I just moved the crud around and I can give it more cleaner. Thanks for the help guys!!

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Re: Hazard problem

Postby joeincalif » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:37 pm

Do you use the hazards that much? I don't think I have ever used mine on any bike in all the years I have been riding.
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Re: Hazard problem

Postby Bugmerc » Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:05 pm

Hahahaha Joe. My thoughts exactly. Hence why I have not run out to the garage to take it apart again.
Just happy my cruise button works well now though! :D




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