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No turn signals 2001 fxsts

PARKED THE BIKE FOR 2 WEEKS WITH COVER ON IT.I LIVE IN NORTH MYRTLE BEACH S.C. AND IT HAD RAINED FOR A FEW DAYS . I PULLED THE COVER OFF TOOK OFF ON A RIDE AND HAD NO SIGNALS AND THE TACH JUMPED A LITTLE BUT REALLY DINT MOVE. I REPLACED THE BATTERY THE LAST DAY I RODE IT.

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  • antanttant Jan 25, 2009

    To Van Kerr. Thanks for responding. I found the problem.When you turn a H.D. ign, switch on it has a tiny bit of movement while still being in the on position, (play) when i went to turn the switch off i noticed the signal indicator lit up! Living 4 blocks from the beach the salt air started working on elec, connections and contact switches.I pulled the switch cleaned it with elec,contact spray. Problem solved. THANK YOU.......ANT.

  • Van_Kerr May 11, 2010

    Hi ....... Check to see if you've correctly connected the battery up, (positive & negative) .............. from memory I remember some Harleys having two earths and a second positive lead (to battery) from the turn signal module (behind right side panel) .......... Let us know how you get on.

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More than likely, dampness has caused corrosion to form between the turn signal BULBS and the turn signal bulb SOCKETS. FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE: Remove turn signal bulb from its socket, spray the socket with ELECTRICAL CONTACT CLEANER, wipe off bulb terminal end with a cloth that has been sprayed with Electrical Contact Cleaner, put a little DIELECTRIC GREASE on the terminal end of the bulb, Reinstall the bulb into its socket, Remove any fingerprints from bulb with a soft cloth. Be sure to note that the Bulbs do not have broken filaments, Replace the Bulb if it does. That SHOULD take care of your Turn Signal Problem. IF NOT, then further diagnoses of the FLASHER UNIT is required, and I can help you further with that if needed. AS FOR THE TACH PROBLEM, Disconnect any wire lead within the TACH unit that you can find that are easily dissconnectable, and with the same procedure described earlier, spray out with Electrical Contact Cleaner, and reconnect the plugs. That SHOULD solve your problem. If not, contact me further. GOOD LUCK. -Dr.Mark

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