Turn Signal Cancel Problem


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Tiger-Cannuck
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Turn Signal Cancel Problem

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New to site, thank you for having me. Hoping someone can lend me some insight. I very recently installed LED lights on my 94 Aspencade. I ordered new signal flasher relay from Big Bikes.com. This was not a "plug-N-play" type unit and apparently I wired it incorrectly and when tested, it blinked very fast for about 4-seconds then quit altogether. I quickly removed it from system and reinstalled original flasher. It didn't work anymore. I checked all fuses and relays, but all were ok. Then purchased and installed new LED type flasher relay and lights worked fine, but now have no self cancelling function, not even when pushing the signal button. Any suggestions?
I should add that all lights and horn work fine



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Re: Turn Signal Cancel Problem

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Installing LED lights for your turn signals will prevent the turn signal cancellation circuit from operating correctly. It depends on the bulbs drawing a certain amount of current, and if you're not drawing enough, it won't work. LEDs draw very little current, so that's going to be your issue.

I ended up putting a couple power resistors in parallel with the turn signal lights, to cause it to draw enough power to make the cancellation circuit work.

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Re: Turn Signal Cancel Problem

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Thank you. your insight is very much appreciated. Can you share size of resistors and how you installed them to correct the problem?

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Re: Turn Signal Cancel Problem

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Tiger-Cannuck wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:57 pm
Thank you. your insight is very much appreciated. Can you share size of resistors and how you installed them to correct the problem?
You can see right here: viewtopic.php?p=226106#p226106



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