Directional Indicator Lamps

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Crusty92, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Crusty92

    Crusty92 New Member

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    I recently purchased my first HD, a 1992 FXR. The directional indicators are located on the headlight eyebrow along with a neutral and oil lamp.The turn signals work properly but the eyebrow indicators don't. With the push on / push off signal switches it's a distraction figuring out if you left them on. My question is do I need to remove the eyebrow/headlamp assembly to check them or do they pull straight out from the eyebrow mount? I was told that those lamps are one piece and it would seem reasonable that they pull straight out, but I tried it with a little pressure but no go. The service manual doesn't address it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    The '92 turn signals were self canceling, depending on distance traveled. I have a '92 Dyna, and my service manual shows part # for two signal indicator bulbs. I've never had a problem with mine, but would guess the eyebrow needs to be removed to get at the bulbs. If your signals do not cancel, there is either a problem with the reed switch that counts distance, or it may have the wrong turn signal bulbs which throw off the load to the module.
     
  3. Crusty92

    Crusty92 New Member

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    Hey Pete. Right on both counts. They Are self cancelling and I did need to remove the eyebrow to replace the lamps. It was interesting that they come as a single contained unit; lens,bulb & holder, and wires. I needed to cut out the old bulb assemblies and solder in the new ones. A bit of a pain, but all in all not so bad.