1987 VN750 turn signal issues
Have an '87 750. Turn signals were working fine at one point, but then I decided to switch to flush mount turn signals and now i'm having some issues.
Bought new incandescent blinkers (3-wire for the front, 2-wire for the back), should work fine. Pretty much the same blinkers except flushmount. Unplugged all the turn signals, can't get the new ones to work.
The '87 750's have integrated running lights and blinkers. The running lights turn on, but they don't blink. I kind of suspect a flasher relay problem, but I don't even know how to test that. But I played around with the connections to see if I could figure anything out.
So, I have a 3-connector flasher relay. It has a b/y (black/yellow) wire going to it (ground), and an orange wire, and an o/g (orange/green) wire going to it.
When I unplug the flasher relay, I'm left with a connector coming out of the wiring harness with those 3 wires on itób/y, o, o/g. I am not entirely sure how flasher relays work, and my multimeter literally just crapped out yesterday (buying a new one today), but I still wanted to see which wires had power and when so I figured I could take one of my rear turn signals, which are 2-wire, and use it like a test light.
So I grounded the ground terminal of the turn signal on the b/y wire on the flasher relay connector. Then, when I plug the hot terminal of the turn signal into the o/g wire on the connector, the turn signal lights up. But then when I plug the hot terminal into the orange wire on the connector, the light doesn't light up. Doesn't matter what position the turn signal or hazard switches are in, it doesn't light up. So, somewhere along the line, I don't have any power whatsoever going to my orange wire.
Is this normal? Which wires at the relay are supposed to have power (orange and o/g? or just o/g?). I also tried jumping the o/g wire to the orange wire to see if I could get the turn signals to light up (although they wouldn't blink with the relay not connected), and it seems that even when I jump those two connections i don't get my turn signals to light.
Any help would be very appreciated.