No power to turn signals


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chief771
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No power to turn signals

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Good morning all. I recently took the vetter fairing off my goldwing and am switching to the standard look. My issue is I cant get my front turn signals to work. I dont have power at the fuse for the turn signals either. I have the bike rear end apart and the rear turn signals are disconnected . Do the rear turn signals have to be hooked up to complete the circuit? Hoping it can be that easy. You all have an awesome day!


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Re: No power to turn signals

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You should not have to have the rear turn signals working to work the front ones. It would be a big help if you showed what you installed as front turn signals and how they are hooked up. Some replicas do not have a proper ground and are designed to ground through the bike frame. Also on the front you should have a running light filament and a turn filament. Do you have the running light operational? To the front there should be a light blue with a white tracer wire and a light blue wire on one side on the other side an orange with white tracer and an orange wire. If you have installed aftermarket turnsignals then they will likely come with red and black (with maybe a white). these have to be matched to the proper wires (mentioned above) from the original wiring harness.
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Re: No power to turn signals

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Thank you very much for the reply. I made a stupid mistake and didn't have them grounded. They work great now. I appreciate you taking the time to help. Have a great day!
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1978 Gl1000 "Trickster"
1979 Suzuki GS850(current project)

Re: No power to turn signals

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Welcome, glad I could help out.


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