Rear blinkers on a dyna

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by glidenwide, May 18, 2010.

  1. glidenwide

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    I got some new lights. My question is, the new lights have 3 wires Black, Purple, and Blue. My bike only has 2, Black and purple. I hooked different configurations and i cant get them to do anything. What colors should go to what?
     
  2. Hoople

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    Are they LED.
    My guess would be Black is common ground. Violet (purple) is running lights and Blue is turn signal.
    If you place 12 volts across Black(-) & Blue(+), it should be brighter than 12 volts across Black and Violet. Check it. (whichever is brighter is your turn signal wire)
     
  3. rancid

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    violet is HD turn signal +, blue is HD running light
     
  4. glidenwide

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    Thanks for the responses. I have everything hooked up right. Black to black blue and violet to violet. The right signal works the left one has nothing. Both front blinkers work. Any ideas?
     
  5. glider

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    Trace the wiring for the left one back with a test light but before going crazy, furnish a ground wire from the NEG of the battery to the signal housing and see if it works then.
     
  6. glidenwide

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    If I hook the light directly to a battery it works. I have no power to the connector in the rear tail light. Is there some type of blinker module that could have burnt up?
     
  7. glidenwide

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    OK. I put a test light on it. on the inbound side i get 2 tabs thats stay lit and 1 blinks for the right and 1 that blinks for the left. On the outbound side of the module i get 2 that stay lit and 1 that blinks for the right but none blink for the left. it does click when the left side is turned on and off. i am assuming the module is bad. Am i right?
     
  8. glidenwide

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    OK i think im wrong. Im trying to get a pic loaded up. in the mean time. What im talking about is a black box under the seat with 2 wires coming out and a male and a female 8 point connector. I dont think thats the TSM now that i look at the manual. Could it be a relay?
     
  9. glidenwide

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    What is this?
     

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  10. Jack Klarich

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    Looks like the turn signal kit from H D that is a plug and play and makes your rear turn signals brake lights