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I was installing a rear under fender light bar style turn signal setup. I think when I went to test the lights before wrapping them up with shrink tube the right side pos and neg wires were touching. Im only guessing this because of my issue. I now have no power going to neither the front or rear turn signals. The left signals are fine. The green indicator light is flashing on my bars when the right signal is initialized, but no power at all to the signals. My bike is an 07 Vegas. Any sugestions on where to start with this one? Thanks!
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I was installing a rear under fender light bar style turn signal setup. I think when I went to test the lights before wrapping them up with shrink tube the right side pos and neg wires were touching. Im only guessing this because of my issue. I now have no power going to neither the front or rear turn signals. The left signals are fine. The green indicator light is flashing on my bars when the right signal is initialized, but no power at all to the signals. My bike is an 07 Vegas. Any sugestions on where to start with this one? Thanks!
Check turn signal fuse - if you did short it during the install, the fuse would have blown. If fuse is not blown, are you aware the right side turn signal is wired backwards (reversed polarity)?

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Check turn signal fuse - if you did short it during the install, the fuse would have blown. If fuse is not blown, are you aware the right side turn signal is wired backwards (reversed polarity)?
Fuse is fine. Swapped out relays with the fuel pump relay. Relay is fine. I did notice that when I put the right turn signal on that the turn signals on the right quickly on for a split second, then nothing. When I turn on the emergency flashers only the left side blinks.
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Fuse is fine. Swapped out relays with the fuel pump relay. Relay is fine. I did notice that when I put the right turn signal on that the turn signals on the right quickly on for a split second, then nothing. When I turn on the emergency flashers only the left side blinks.
Is the new blinker system LED? If yes, did you add a load equalizer or resistors?

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Is the new blinker system LED? If yes, did you add a load equalizer or resistors?
The front and rear are both led. And no I didn't add either I've had LEDs on front and back for a while. These rears i was installing were just a different style. Rear is disconnected right now. I'm using a meter to look for voltage.
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The front and rear are both led. And no I didn't add either I've had LEDs on front and back for a while. These rears i was installing were just a different style. Rear is disconnected right now. I'm using a meter to look for voltage.
Voltage will very likely be okay. Sounds like you will need a load equalizer or replace your flasher relay - even though the previous lights worked, they might have had a resistor added.

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Voltage will very likely be okay. Sounds like you will need a load equalizer or replace your flasher relay - even though the previous lights worked, they might have had a resistor added.
I'm not sure you understand. There is zero voltage on the right side front and rear. And the left side is working perfectly. Why would one side have power and not the other?
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I'm not sure you understand. There is zero voltage on the right side front and rear. And the left side is working perfectly. Why would one side have power and not the other?
Well, you said they flash briefly, and then they go dormant. That suggests a load issue. Could be a poor ground as well. The left and right are wired independently, so you might have a poor ground on the right side. Check continuity of the wires - check voltage inside the headlight bucket, where the turn signal wires leave from.

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From another forum....

As a community service to fellow members changing their turn signals, be sure to check the polarity of the front right turn signal leads inside the headlight before connecting the new turn signal. Failure to do so may result in a need to replace the pricey ACM module.


On mine (a 2012), this doesn't matter... but depending on what year you have, you may have blown your ACM (auto cancel module)

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Yeah. It looks like that's what happened here. Anyone know where I can get one? I sent a MSG to Honda if Toledo but nothing yet. I've looked on eBay, nothing. Every place else it's at least $275. What a bummer.


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