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Electrical problem in turn signals and brake lights

When bike is first powered up all light come on. As soon as you put on turn signal or hit brake you loose both rear turn signals and tail light.

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  • wrichards706 Jan 02, 2009

    Proved to be a loose connection on fuse block.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    When I put May bike in gear my dash turn signal light glow. And when I hit the brake, they both get bright

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    When I put it into gear the turn signals indicators glow. When I hit the brakes, the both get bright

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    my turn signals flash hazards when I turn them on and the brake lights don't work at all



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Sounds like a bad earth/ground - remove the lense covers and clean the bulb panel contacts also check the brake and indicator switches for rust on the contacts, Hope this helps

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