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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Just got the new switch in, and I was going to swap the good wire to the old switch, but since it came with two sets of keys I decided to keep it as it. Installed it on the bike the lights came on the turn signals blinked quickly then went off, turned the key off then on and still no power. Tried to swap the the wire harness with the old switch and nothing no lights no power. I then unhooked the battery for a short minute and reconnected it and still nothing. Is there some sort of security on the bike? What is my next direction?

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Blown Main fuse?
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Put in the the spare 30 and it did the same thing All lights came on, it sounded like the marker lights blinked but before I could look back at the rear they were out. I may have had the wires for the relay backwards, could that be blowing the fuse? I am going to have to go out and get more relays but what could be blowing that fuse?

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what relays you talking about?
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I was referring to the turn signal relay. With the turn signal disconnected its fine and does not pop the fuse. What is the stock number for the stock relay as I currently have a round one? What order should the wires be on the relay, as I have spade connectors because the previous owner did some splicing to close to the stock plug.

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Well I did some more testing. The turn signals work when only the orange and orange/green wire is connected. As soon as you connect the ground it pops the fuse no matter what prong its on.

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ok if you are popping fuses when you hook up the ground wire... your signals are wired up wrong. or you have a problem in your turnsignal switch... i'll look at the diagram here in a few and see what else could be causeing them to pop.

Ground on the flasher is middle prong
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This is how I have it set now and it works fine.


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make sure to solder those ground wires together and tape them off, a bad ground is going to haunt you later.
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Well I just tested it and that prong is a positive lead. I am to that conclusion by touching the wire to the positive and it worked fine, touch it to the negative and it smoked until the fused popped. I am going out now to replace the relay with the correct one.

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