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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-05-2017, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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I added some different front turn signals to my XCT today. The lights are a combination DRL/turn signal in the same housing. The white LEDs are on all the time for DRL, but when the turn signals are activated, the white LEDs turn off and the amber LEDs turn on.

The problem is, my turn signals don't work. The DRLs work fine and the 4-way flashers work fine. But I have no turn signals, front or rear. It's like the turn signal switch has been disconnected.

The horn works, so I know the turn signal fuse and relay are OK, since the turn signals and horn share the same fuse and relay.

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If there is a separate wire for the white lights, have you tried disconnecting it and trying the turn signals?

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If there is a separate wire for the white lights, have you tried disconnecting it and trying the turn signals?
No, because the white lights go out when the 4-way flashers are on.

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I'd be calling the mfr and having a chat with them.

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It's not just the front lights, the rear turn signals also do not work.

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It's not just the front lights, the rear turn signals also do not work.
I understand that the turn signal portion of the victory bikes is seriously lacking in extra capacity.
They stop working if you add additional load to them. Sometimes for good. Not what you want....

I would use a powered trailer adapter to power your new lights, something like this:
https://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-46255...+light+adapter

They make them in different brands and flavors. Be sure to get one that is LED compatible and call the manufacturer to verify that. Be sure it is for what you have as far as brake lights and turn signals. I just pulled that one up as an example it may not be exactly what you are looking for and not all of them will work with LED lighting. You'll have to do some research. When you find what works do post it as it will help the next guy.

They only look at the turn signals as a signal and take a power wire off the battery with a fuse which they use to actually provide power to the additional lights on a trailer, or in your case your new running light turn signal system.

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Maybe something like this is needed.
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No idea if it will help but give him a call and ask.

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That should do the trick and the price is right too.

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With the front turn signals disconnected, the rears still do not work. Do the fronts have to work in order for the rears to work?

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With the front turn signals disconnected, the rears still do not work. Do the fronts have to work in order for the rears to work?
Can't help you there. I really don't know. I learned about the problem with overloading the turn signal module from a shop that added lights for police work to Vic's. I had planned on using the trailer module as a work around as I have used them before on sidecar rigs. I see now that it is common practice.

There are people here that have fought with their turn signals after putting on accessory lights.
Your not the first to have this issue.
Sooner or later one of them will read your post and chime in I am sure. They will have answers, I don't even have a guess.

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