I bought a bike with disconected turn signals and want to add new ones. Is there a dowload for a wiring diagram or does anyone know which wires are the grounds and which are for the left and right turn signals?
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Re: Turn signals have been disconected
Is the wiring stowed near where the old signals were? if they are, is there a common color wire between all 4 signals?
if there isn't a common color and you are handy with a voltmeter (set to ohms with the buzzer on), you can ring them to ground (an unpainted frame bolt) to see which ones buzz. those that buzz to ground with the ignition off are the ground (negative) wires. the other is the turn signal wire.
the last step (assuming either the rear signals or front signals are a 3 wire system) is to find which wire is for running lights and which is for signals to flash. if you only have 2 wires at each signal, then skip this step.
set the voltmeter to DC volts (20v range is fine), turn the bike to the on position (don't start it), keep the turn signal switch off and place the positive lead of the voltmeter to one of the 2 remaining wires and the other to the ground wire (you just found out which is ground in the previous step) and see if the voltmeter jumps to at least 11 volts. if it does, then you have just determined which wire is the running lights wire. if it doesn't, then move it to the other wire to see if that makes the voltmeter move.
repeat at the other signals that have a 3 wire system.
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Before you take anything off or hook anything up, take the bulbs out of both turn signals. Look at the base of the bulbs and see if there are two or only one connections. I'm thinking you bike has rear running lights and the turn signal unit you are trying to replace it with only has the turn signal capability. Before you connect any wires, make sure the black and the blue wire on the bike are not touching anything metal. Turn the turn signal on and see which wire is hot. It probably won't flash but it'll go "hot" when you press the turn signal button. If they both only have one filament in the bulb, one connector on the base, then wire the blue wire on the bike to the black wire coming out of the turn signal. This would be my guess as the ground for the turn signal is a physical ground. If it doesn't work, try to connect the black wire to the turn signal body to make sure it's got a good ground. Now, there is the possibility that the turn signal will not work at all. Your bike is equipped with the automatic turn signal cancelling unit and they are very picky. It may sense the mismatch in the parts and not work at all.
If you have two wires that go to the turn signal and they don't work one way. You could try them switched around.
This is for a turn signal that is NOT also a running light. (Yellow Lens to Rear)
Use a test light and turn on the turn signal test both wires with the test light clipped to the ground or chassis of the bike. The wire that causes the light to blink will be the positive or hot side. That wire should attach to the bottom of the bulb.
The other wire is the Ground or common and that should attach to the side of the bulb holder.
Hi now knowing what the bike is, simply remove the relay bridge the 2wires and using the switch select left or right it wont flash but it will elimenate the relay if the indicators light as selected the circuit is working correctly andt the relay is faulty, have you tried disconecting the rear indicators, and check if the front ones opperate as normal left when selected and right when selected obviously they wont flash but this will elimenate any short circuit in the rear wireing, do you have a multimeter? Disconect all the indicators, and the switch and flasher relay, with the ignition turned off check for continuaty between the live feed from the front left indicator and the rear right indicator,this will elimenate a short circuit in the live wires you should have no continuaty then check its not going to earth, check between front indicators live, and rear earths you should have no connection reconnect the relay and do the same test
I would assume this is to make bike road legal
To add turn signals You can add some signal relays and wire up to battery and a switch so each time you turn for left or right it triggers relay which triggers the light ..
The blue wire is the wire to supply voltage to your "running" lamp filament in the buld. Take your bulb out and look at the back side of it. It should have two round connectors on it. One is for the turn signal and one is for the running light. The "running light" should be on when you start the bike. When you turn the turn signal on on that side, the turn signsl filament should light up along with the running light filament.
With the bike running and headlight on, all four turn signals should lit as "running lights". Earlier models did not have the "running lights' on them. Now, when you turn the turn signals on either side the bulbs should blink much brighter. If you press and hold both the right and left turn signal switches, you're four way flasher signal should come on. If you still can't figure it out, Drop me a line at email@example.com and I will scan a wiring diagram in for you and send it to you. Good Luck Steve
The wiring harness on the new unit is wired wrong, or you have connected it wrong. If it is a plug and play design, they made it on a friday night at 5:30. lol Check wire to wire color code. If they dont match, switch wires in the connector to make them match. If you can not do that, use a bench test battery and see which wire lights up what. Make a wire diagram of your bike and one for your running lights. See which wires are not matched. Match and test. Should work. Chaz Moto DC
Though I can't recall what the wire colors are for your bike's turn signals, here's how to figure it out: on the turn signals that you bought, first determine which wire is the ground by removing the light bulb and then checking to see which wire has continuity to the turn signal's metal bulb socket base.
Then find out which wire is the running light and which is the turn signal by hooking the ground wire and one of the other wires to a 12 volt power source. Which ever wire makes the brighter part of the bulb light up is the turn signal - the dimmer one is for the running light.
On the bike, match the turn signal wire to the bike's wiring that is 'hot' with the turn signal switch on. Plug the running light wire from the turn signal into the bike's wiring that is 'hot' whever the key is on. Hook the turn signal ground wire to the bike's ground wire(s).
Get a test light and stick the probe in the connector on the bike and clip the other end to a good ground. Turn on the key and run the turn signals, brake light and running light. Move the probe from hole to hole until you find the turn signal flash, the brake light and the running light. Obviously, the turn signals will flash, the brake light will go on and off when you hit the pedal, and the running light will stay on constantly. the three wires on the brake light are ground, brake and running light. Should be a simple matter to figure out which wires go where from here. If you are using digital lights, i.e. LED lights, the current only flows one way. As an example, if you hook up the turn signals and they don't work, reverse the wires.