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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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Shorted wires killed lights

I have a 2011 Victory Kingpin with LED signal lights in front and back. The rear tire wore down two of the wires to the rear LED singles. I was able to rewire and verified the lights working. At the very end, right before I applied the heat gun to the to the shrink tubes to help add insulation for the soldered connections, the two wires touched at the bare parts. The brake light and LED signals shut off. I checked the fuse for the lights and it's fine. Now the signal and brake lights won't come up at all with the hazard switch on or signal switch on.

Did I just fry my Auto Cancellation Module (ACM)? How can I verify if the ACM is dead? Where is the ACM located?

Thank you for any help!

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I have a 2011 Victory Kingpin with LED signal lights in front and back. The rear tire wore down two of the wires to the rear LED singles. I was able to rewire and verified the lights working. At the very end, right before I applied the heat gun to the to the shrink tubes to help add insulation for the soldered connections, the two wires touched at the bare parts. The brake light and LED signals shut off. I checked the fuse for the lights and it's fine. Now the signal and brake lights won't come up at all with the hazard switch on or signal switch on.

Did I just fry my Auto Cancellation Module (ACM)? How can I verify if the ACM is dead? Where is the ACM located?

Thank you for any help!
Did you verify that you have not lost your ground? Typically the only thing in common between the turn signal system and brake lights is that they share a common ground. Maybe it was damaged and the load of the short finished it off.
Try using a jumper wire from the negative battery terminal to the ground wire of the brake light and see if that gets things back to working.
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@Joe_, thank you for taking your time to reply. It wasn't the ground wire.

From going through the forum and reading many posts regarding similar situations, I came across one that said check the fuse for the horn. Apparantly that fuse also is connected to the signal circuit. I pressed on the horn and it didn't sound. I pulled it to check. It turned out the 15 AMP fuse for the horn blew.
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@Joe_, thank you for taking your time to reply. It wasn't the ground wire.

From going through the forum and reading many posts regarding similar situations, I came across one that said check the fuse for the horn. Apparantly that fuse also is connected to the signal circuit. I pressed on the horn and it didn't sound. I pulled it to check. It turned out the 15 AMP fuse for the horn blew.
Glad you found it. Will have to remember that one.

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