Question about Motorcycles
Just replaced tail light with rear LED turn signals, replaced a new headlamp,now when i turn key on my front running lights work, Right side of the bike works FINE front and rear signals, however my Left rear signal stays on and just not Flash? could i have jared a wire witch is cause constant power to the left rear signal? just curious before i jump into it
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure and replace the lamp with the exact same one as the working side. Sounds like their is a mismatch in the lamps of some sort.
If one of the filliments is burnt out this will happen. Just like in car blinkers. Or it will blink fast. Hope this helps.. Happy Holidays. Jay
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
From your good description I would say either a bad earth or corrosion.
Check bulbs too as wrong wattage can cause grief.
Make sure all bulb contacts inside holder are not corroded (With ignition OFF) also the sides are clean too for good earthing, still a problem? then check all wire connections to each indicator, a little WD40 or similar all round is a great help when doing this.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
Check the ground wires on both of the right turn signal lamps.
Be sure the lamp sockets aren't corroded. Be sure the pins at the bottom are clean and make good contact with the bulb bases.
Rapid flashing usually means a bulb is out.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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).
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks so much. Your advice about checking which wires are "hot" with key on or signal on makes perfect sense."
The marker ("running") lights are a separate circuit than the signal lights.
Normally you have a tail light, and the front running lights on with the headlight.
The bulbs used in the rear signal lights would be a single filament 1156 bulb, whereas the bulbs in the front are dual filament, one for turn signal, one for running light.
Posted on Sep 25, 2011
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