malfunction blinkers and hazard lights


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Tangsoodo2135
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Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:26 am
Location: Redding, ct
Motorcycle: 2005 gl1800

malfunction blinkers and hazard lights

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I ride a 2005 gl1800 with 23,000 miles on it. Just recently, I noticed that both dashboard turn signal indicators were glowing faintly even without the signals being turned on. After looking further, I discovered some other problems. My hazard light switch just started working properly after getting stuck when I would try to turn it on. Just a note, I just bought this bike and it is my first Goldwing. Now on to the symptoms. When I turn on the turn signals the front signals work perfectly. The rear signals both flash together very dimly no matter which turn signal is on. When I try to use the emergency flashers the fronts work fine the rears both flash together very dimly also. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what to look at so I know where to start.
tangsoodo2135


DaveO430
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Re: malfunction blinkers and hazard lights

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You have lost ground to the rear lights. There is a big wiring connector under the back right of the seat, look for a green wire in that connector that is burned.
Tangsoodo2135
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Location: Redding, ct
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Re: malfunction blinkers and hazard lights

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Thank you I will look tomorrow during lunch break if I have time. This site and the people on it are the best.
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Tangsoodo2135
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:26 am
Location: Redding, ct
Motorcycle: 2005 gl1800

Re: malfunction blinkers and hazard lights

Post by Tangsoodo2135 »

After removing my seat I found the connector was just a little loose. I took it apart and cleaned it with some CRC electrical contact cleaner and now everything works just fine. Thank you for steering me in the correct direction. Now I am back to riding safely in all weather.
Tang Soo.


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