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Turn signal light in front

Turn signal works but don't know if bulb is bad cause the running light doesn't stay on. How do i fix it

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The running light should go off when the turn signal is operating. Makes it more visible. Otherwise, sounds like a bulb. There are two filaments in the bulb and one may be out.

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SOURCE: 1983 Honda CB550 Electrical Issue

sounds like a poor ground issue, pull out the headlight and check all connections in there, your turn signals are on seperate feeds than the lights but they will probably share the same ground/earth in the headlight

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SOURCE: '86 Shadow right front turn signal doesn't work

you may want to trace your wires to that light and check to make sure that your ground wire for that side is clean and tight that may take care of your problem all together

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SOURCE: my rear turn signals will not turn on

First check the turning light's relay.Use cables straight from the battery to test each turning light separately to make sure that nothing's wrong with them.

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SOURCE: Electrical problem. Turn signals, brake light.

spray contact cleaner on the switch and with the brake lever removed push your finger on the switch and work it .On mine I twisted the switch a little with my finger while the switch was pushed in and got it working.fine

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