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    Turn signals issues in Cincinnati

    I am for a total loss. Last week I lost a headlight (low beam) so I switched them until I got my replacements (both). After replacing them I noticed my turn signals not working so I checked the fuse, bulbs and grounds, no issues. I replaced the turn signal flasher unit with a different but compatable mode, no change. My tail light works but my lic plate light doesn't. I have a multi meter but I am a little out of my depth trying to find the fault.

    What am I missing?? Can someone help??

    Turning blindly in Cincinnati

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    Senior Member lunaticfringe's Avatar
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    keep in mind that both your headlight positive wiring and your turn signal controller run thru the left side handlebar switchgear housing. i would start with removing the phillips screws that hold the housing together....seperate....check for corrosion at both the L/R signal switch as well as the high/low beam switch. then go to front of bike at pinchbolt/triple clamp/head stock....find the 4 wire ground cluster. remove the attachment hardware, clean well, replace. follow those steps then report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunaticfringe View Post
    keep in mind that both your headlight positive wiring and your turn signal controller run thru the left side handlebar switchgear housing. i would start with removing the phillips screws that hold the housing together....seperate....check for corrosion at both the L/R signal switch as well as the high/low beam switch. then go to front of bike at pinchbolt/triple clamp/head stock....find the 4 wire ground cluster. remove the attachment hardware, clean well, replace. follow those steps then report back.
    Thank you and will do!

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    where in Cincy are you?

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    where in Cincy are you?
    Actually in Park Hills, KY by Covington.

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    Senior Member mrlogix's Avatar
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    pm sent

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    pm me your email address and I will send you a copy of the wiring diagram, service manual and parts manual. Then we can discuss on the phone your next steps while we are looking at the same diagram.

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    The electrical diagnostic manual has a troubleshooting checklist of steps to follow if your turn signals fail. The book was less than 60 $ and easy to read in the garage while looking at your bike.

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    That's a good suggestion, except that the manual is free to download and printout at Buellmods.com and Mr.Logix has very generously offered his personal service over the phone. Can't beat that!

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    I have cleaned and checked three of the grounds, the main battery, one just left of the battery and the one behind the headlight. I there is continuity on all three ground.
    No change, light still out.
    I will look for the other 2 grounds a try again.



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