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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Turn Signal Not working (right-rear)

My right rear turn signal quit working (getting fast blink when I move the switch to signal right turn). I haven't had a chance to troubleshoot much yet but here's some initial info:

- Front bulbs are both good (signals and running lights work)
- problem is not the bulb (swapped rear turn signal bulbs - problem stays on right)
- One coincidence that might be related - the problem showed up during a weekend when the bike was in a light rain for several hours (24+).

Just looking for any advice on where to start. From one other thread I read I will check the wiring/ground starting from the signal housing.



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What a coincidence...I had my rear right turn signal stop working this weekend. in my case one of the bullet connectors had come loose. Easy enough to fix just kind of a pain to remove the seat and all to get to it.

I would start checking the wire from the turn signal all the way up. If it stopped working after being in the rain it could be moisture in a connector somewhere...maybe even in the signal itself...and that could be causing a short. Look for worn wires that could be shorting or loose connectors. Things like that.

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Sounds like some sort of weird conspiracy

As I was writing my first post I was picturing the bullet connectors under the seat. That's where I will start.

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X2 on the connector under the seat.

Fast blink indicates a bulb is out or not connected.

The bullet connections under the seat could be either loose, disconnected, or DIRTY.
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any updates?
how did you make out with this issue? what fixed it?
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any updates?
how did you make out with this issue? what fixed it?
Its nice when the outcome is posted. It helps out a lot more that way and can give someone else a heads up in doing their own repairs and troubleshooting.

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Its nice when the outcome is posted. It helps out a lot more that way and can give someone else a heads up in doing their own repairs and troubleshooting.

I was thinking about this today. Actually, I haven't been able to look into it - haven't even been able to ride since I started this thread. I'm hoping to look into this weekend.

And I will definitely let everyone know what I find.

Thanks for checking up on me



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just looking out for a fellow 06 owner....
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Everybody's suspicions were correct. It was simply a loose connection under the seat. Quick and easy find and fix.

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Deviate nailed it!!! give that man a cigar!!

Glad it was an easy fix for you.
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