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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-05-2004, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Left side turn signals don't work. Why?

Ok, the left front and rear signals don't flash at all, nor the the left indicator light on the gauges light up. The right side works fine. The front left does stay on constantly, it just doesn't flash. What could be wrong, or where could I start looking? TIA

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Did you check the fuse?
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Is there a fuse for each side? It does light up solid, so I just figured the fuse was fine. Is there a fuse for the flasher? It would be up front on the left side in the box, right?
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I checked the fuse box, and there was only 1 fuse for the signals, and it was fine. Again, both right side work fine. Both left side don't flash even the the left front does light up steady. Anyone else have any clue or idea how to fix this?
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i had exacly the same problem when i installed my VFX taillight kit, then i found out that one soldering point was not soldered correctly... so check all the connections! and try to disconnect some signals.... good luck
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I would check the bulbs also and make sure they are not bad I work on cars everyday and when a bulb goes out front or rear it does the same thing. Hope this helps. Remember to check the bulb for continnuity or check on a test bench they can be like a fuse look good but be bad.

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Have you changed anything w/ your sig's? flushies, anything like that?

Barring that, check your relay out under the seat
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I've had this problem before with LP short stalks when the bulb burns out, usually after somebody has mounted them incorrectly. If you've installed aftermarket signals make sure the drain holes face DOWN.
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I still have the stock fronts mounted. I have some flush led's, just haven't installed them yet. As of now, I don't have anything hooked up in the back. I have a texas fairing undertail with leds to hook up. It's not the bulbs because I swap the front ones and they both work on the right side. I'm guessing it's the wire that makes them flash is loose or not connected on the left side. Can anyone tell me which one of the 3 wires is the flasher wire? As for the flasher, what does it look like. It's under the seat, right, and what should I be looking for? If the flasher was bad, shouldn't none of them work? I'm still trying to figure this out.
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Here's what I've come up with after using a wire tester. To make a long story short, I'm not getting power to the wire on the left side signals that makes them flash. Just that 1 wire don't work. The light comes on steady. The flasher unit under the seat has 2 wires going to it. 1 wire makes the wire tester light flash and the other wire makes the tester light come on solid. Should both wires going to the flasher unit make the tester flash, or 1 wire going in is a power wire and the other wire out the pulse wire? Where should I go from here. I tried tracing the wire but it's hard when they're all taped up and in the black sheathing. What's the easiest way to do this of fix this?
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I had a problem on my gixxer750 with the low beam head lights coming on and it was in a molex plug that was bad. I would start looking there to check your wires to see where the problem is coming from that will narrow it down a little more. I know that it gets frustrating but keep searching and you will find it just trace from that light to the first molex plug then so on back to were it starts.

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does anyone have a diagram or could explain how the signal wires are ran? Like how does the 2 wires that comes from the flasher unit connect into the signals themselves?
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i would say it's either a bad connection, or the relay has crapped out on you. if you're not getting power to the wire I would check the relay to make sure it's working.

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