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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Turn Signals are Out

Just picked up a '95 88 for a bagger project. Mostly good shape, signals are out though, among a few other things. Front running lights still work, but nothing on all four turn signals and no signal light on the dash. PO was trying to convince me it was just the dash lightbulb that was out; haven't tried that but I’m not convinced. Fuse looked good. Relay out maybe? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Any advice out there?


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Since no lights blink try the flasher?


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Since no lights blink try the flasher?


As in the hazard lights? Interesting idea, hadn’t tried that yet. Is that a different control unit that the signals?


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No I'm saying since no signals work as they should I would check that the box that controls this is checked.
Since its an older bike you should just have a signal flasher box - I guess about $10 or less.

Or connection s to the box.


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No I'm saying since no signals work as they should I would check that the box that controls this is checked.

Since its an older bike you should just have a signal flasher box - I guess about $10 or less.



Or connection s to the box.


Thanks for the advice! Sorry for the slow reply, been out of town for work. I’ll start cleaning connections at the switch. Any idea how to locate the signal relay? I’ve been having trouble locating the right wiring diagram, but even if I found it, I don’t know if it would be all that helpful in locating the actual relay on the bike...




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Sorry, it could be the switch, but I'm suggesting the flasher, what you are calling the relay.

If all four of the signals dont work then it makes sense the part that makes them "blink" is the most likely,
as well as the connection to this as well.

It will most likely be under the seat by the battery. A small rectangle about 1.5" to 2" in size.


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Thanks, Doc I think we’re talking about the same thing. “Signal relay” was my best guess at a part name. Is “Flasher” the real name?


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So I found the flasher: it was unplugged! Plugged that baby in and got most of the functionality back. Left signal only worked intermittently, so I ordered a new flasher in the mail. Got it yesterday, took 30 seconds to install, and Voila!

I’ve still got an issue with the front left blinker, but the dash light and rear left are looking much better.

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