Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Charleston, SC
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aftermarket turn signal wiring problem
I know there are A LOT of posts about this, i was trying to wade through them with no luck, most people have issues where the lights do not flash and they stay solid, my issue is a bit different. With all of the lights wired up, when i turn the key on and turn on the turn signal they do stay solid without flashing BUT i noticed that if i ground the power cable going to the turn signals for just a split second they magically start flashing... once one side gets flashing the next side works and everything seems to work until i shut off the key then it acts up again. if i leave the power grounded the entire time then the opposite side to the side i grounded works properly (flashing and all) but the side that's grounded does not turn on at all but the second i remove the wire i used to ground it it starts flashing normally. i know very little about wiring and this is confusing the hell out of me. when they do flash they flash at a normal speed or at least a speed that i think is just fine. this bike had aftermarket rear signals before i got it but they had broken lenses so i replaced them with different signals.
This is an 05. anyone have any ideas? i have attached a picture showing the wiring on the left side of the bike including the exposed wire that i have grounded to the frame, when i touch that to the red power wire to the signals and then remove it everything works as expected.