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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-18-2009, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Angry Turn signal problem

Hey all,

I have an 03 and I am having trouble with the turn signals. I was riding home and a noticed that my signals were not working. After flipping the selector a few times they worked for about 5 seconds then went out again. So when I got home to inspect I found that the front left or right running light goes out when I select left or right. The rear do not work at all. After reading some on the forum and consulting my service manual I am not sure how to proceed. I have checked the fuses, all good. I used a voltmeter to check the wiring and this is were I am stuck. For the front signals, three wires, two orange and a green. One orange has power for what I assume is the running light, the other orange has nothing which I assume is the blinker. Anyways, the turn signal relay is in the meter cluster, is that what is wrong here?

From what I gather from the wiring diagram, if neither front signal is working is it the relay in the cluster? Any options other than buying a new cluster?

Thanks for any input.

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more info. are these stock signals or flushmounts? do u have resistors wired in? do you have integrated tails or peg leds? which fuse did u check and where is it located.
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Stock front signals, aftermarket rear with bulbs not LEDs. No resistors wired in, stock tail light. Checked fuses in left fender, all of those are OK. No other light mods. Bought the bike with no rear signals so I installed those. Already pulled rear cowl and checked that wiring. I installed that about a year and a half ago without any problems, so everything has been fine until this point.
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does the signal light on ur gauge stay on or even come on at all?
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The signal light on the cluster does not light at all now that signals no longer work.
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Bump for any suggestions..
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I'm actually having the same problem right now. Does your brake light function at all?
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I am pretty sure my brake light functions. You might want to check your fuses if you haven't. I'm afraid my problem runs a bit deeper. Anyone know if aftermarket relays will cure my problem?
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You need to get a volt meter and a service manual. It will have a complete wiring diagram and you can check things out with the meter. When you have a problem such as yours, the wiring diagram will show everything and you can keep moving back till you find the cause of the problem.

Here are some generics. Front signals. You have a green wire ( that's ground) and 2 others. One wire is constant 12V when the flashing signal is not in use. When you turn the flasher on... the one that has constant power turns off and the remaining wire has the flashing power.

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stock signals, IIRC, douce the running lights at the front while blinking.

sounds like some loose wiring... to me.
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I am gonna pull the front cowl off tonight and start inspection from the meter back I suppose. I got a constant power reading from the front but once a signal is selected it goes out (like it should) however the other power wire is dead. I looked at the wiring diagram and it looked to me like power originites from the meter (battery first obviosly) then to the fronts. I will report back.

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The plug in the back of the meter just fell out when I pulled the upper cowl. Thus that was the problem... Thanks for everyones help as I went through this, sorry it turned out to be nothing..
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