left turn signal

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by philiprd, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. philiprd

    philiprd New Member

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    NEED HELP Left turn signal will not work, but does come on when ignition is turned on. Right signal must be activated to cancel left. Hazards work. Need ideas to repair problem
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Are you saying that the running light comes on with the ignition or the signal light (brighter filament) check the bulb and the contacts in the socket for corrosion.

    What's the last thing you did to the bike? Anything to do with the lights or bars/switch housings?
     
  3. philiprd

    philiprd New Member

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    The signal light comes on. Did check for corrosion, none. This happened after a 200 mile wet ride. When the ignition is turned on the left signal activates and then must be cancelled by turning on the right. Could this be a short in the switch?
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Either the switch or possibly the wiring to the switch pinched maybe.
     
  5. nicko99

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    I have this exact problem on my '06 Wide Glide. I took it into Harley and they put 2 hours woth of testing into it. They said the front bulb was getting hot and changed it. $103.00

    The ride home was fine but the next time out it was doing it again.:wall I'll be taking it back into them next Wed. to spend some more money trying to figure it out.

    Nick
     
  6. Tuukka

    Tuukka Member

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    Hi, I am sure they have some warranty for their job, right?
     
  7. nicko99

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    I had the bike bak in the shop yesterday ans they replaced the turn signal switch. 40 miles later and no issue so far.

    As for the warr. It ran out last november but the dealer was able to get HD to cover it since the dealer missed it the forst time around.

    I'll let ya know if it starts acting up again.
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Glad to hear it's finally taken care of and the dealer worked with you with the warranty.