Turn Signal Auto Cancel


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Turn Signal Auto Cancel

Post by jayhawker » Fri May 17, 2019 9:10 pm



My friends 1500 has a problem with the turn signal not auto canceling after it has sat all winter. It worked fine when it was put away in the late fall. Any Ideas on what may be the solution?



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Re: Turn Signal Auto Cancel

Post by DenverWinger » Fri May 17, 2019 9:47 pm

One of the things the auto-cancel depends on is the speed pulses from the speedometer. Is the speedometer working? If so, does the cruise control work? If so, that rules out the speed pulse generator, unless there's a bad connection between the pulses to the cancel unit.

Check on those and report back.
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Re: Turn Signal Auto Cancel

Post by jayhawker » Fri May 17, 2019 10:43 pm

That will be on my list to check on tomorrow. The speedometer works but haven't checked the cruise control

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Re: Turn Signal Auto Cancel

Post by jayhawker » Sat May 18, 2019 9:25 am

The Cruise control comes on but will not set so looks like the problem lies in the pulse generator, what is the next step?

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Re: Turn Signal Auto Cancel

Post by DenverWinger » Sat May 18, 2019 9:38 am

This is not conclusive the speedo pulses aren't working. I'd first confirm all your cruise cancel switches are working, the front brake lever and clutch lever switches are frequently suspect. Try pushing outward on both the brake and clutch to see if you can get the cruise to set. Or you can check the switches with an ohmmeter.

If still no cruise, we'll dig into the speedo pulses.
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Re: Turn Signal Auto Cancel

Post by jayhawker » Sat May 18, 2019 9:52 am

Thanks for you input as this is all new for me, I will check the brake and clutch switches to make sure they are open when they are not engaged. Will report back when I have more information.

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Re: Turn Signal Auto Cancel

Post by jayhawker » Sat May 18, 2019 5:08 pm

The switches all appear to be functioning correctly. It seems we must go deeper into this mystery, what is the next step?

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Re: Turn Signal Auto Cancel

Post by DenverWinger » Sat May 18, 2019 9:02 pm

Here's the measurements you need to take, especially the speed pulse, as it will cause both the turn signal cancel and the cruise control to not work.


You can also measure the speed sensor pulse at the cruise control connector, that's under the seat - you won't have to take plastic off to get to it that way....




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