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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Turn signal won't turn off automatically

I read on here I could replace my turn signals blinker with a part from an auto store, so I did. (cheap 10.00 part that fit) Now the automatic turn off doesn't work...But the blinkers are working. Will they not work until I get an original part instead of the cheap auto replacement or is there something maybe more wrong I should be looking for?
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What part did you purchase to try and correct your issue? I have the same problem with my blinker not shutting of automatically as well.

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My turn signals are not self cancelling, and as far as I am aware they are not supposed to be. Did you install some aftermarket device to make them self cancelling and now that does not work?
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Early years only. It's been said '89 was the last year for the self-canceling.
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AH! Ok. I see they both have '86 models and I have a '94 explaining why thiers don't work and mine just doesn't exist
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The auto shutoff is known to be an unreliable feature.
Guess if you put in an electronic flasher instead of a resistor type, that might cause them to not function properly, if they were working before the part was changed.


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Early years only. It's been said '89 was the last year for the self-canceling.
1989 doesn't have them. Think last year was 1987 or 88.

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Yup, self cancelling only from 85-88.
Here is a short history of changes to the vn750 over its 21 years of manufacture:
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...ght=color+year

Quote from above link;
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- '85-'88 have a Turn Signal Control unit
- '89- up Turn Signal Control unit eliminated.

- '85-'88 are NOT interchangeable with 1989 and up
Won't work by leaving the signal circuit open

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The cancelling unit works independent of the relay. You could remove the bulbs and/or the relay and it still should work. You must have touched something that made it stop working.
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Does anyone know what activates the solenoid that cancels the signal?

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