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I thought this was going to be a fairly straight forward job but something I am doing isn't right. I bought a universal type, non-led pair of turn signals to replace my stock rear turn signals. I assumed you could use the factory wiring and just remove the old turn signals and wire in the new ones. The factory turn signals come with two wires, a power and a ground I believe.

I installed the new turn signals. Wired them together and tested them out. Nothing happened. I thought maybe I had the wires backwards so I rewired them in reverse, still nothing. I thought maybe I had some bad turn signals. I ran a power feed right to them using my car battery, and they lit right up. The bike is a 2007 Hammer. Any suggestions?

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I thought this was going to be a fairly straight forward job but something I am doing isn't right. I bought a universal type, non-led pair of turn signals to replace my stock rear turn signals. I assumed you could use the factory wiring and just remove the old turn signals and wire in the new ones. The factory turn signals come with two wires, a power and a ground I believe.

I installed the new turn signals. Wired them together and tested them out. Nothing happened. I thought maybe I had the wires backwards so I rewired them in reverse, still nothing. I thought maybe I had some bad turn signals. I ran a power feed right to them using my car battery, and they lit right up. The bike is a 2007 Hammer. Any suggestions?
Right side is wired backwards, but make sure you check the polarity before you connect the lights, or risk frying your ACM.

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Right side is wired backwards, but make sure you check the polarity before you connect the lights, or risk frying your ACM.
Thanks Crossroads, I didn't notice the right side was wired backwards when I removed it. I will give it another shot tonight.

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Thanks Crossroads, I didn't notice the right side was wired backwards when I removed it. I will give it another shot tonight.
Betting your ACM is already fried. Once it's done backwards, that's pretty much it. They are hyper sensitive to shorts.

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Betting your ACM is already fried. Once it's done backwards, that's pretty much it. They are hyper sensitive to shorts.
I didn't try starting the bike after I tested the lights, but my front signal lights were still working if that means anything.

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I didn't try starting the bike after I tested the lights, but my front signal lights were still working if that means anything.
If both fronts work fine, then your ACM isn't fried... yet. But be very careful! For whatever reason, the front right turn signal is always wired backwards on the steel framed bikes. It's easy to see though if you just look at the wiring coming out of the headlight bucket. What lights are you putting on? You aren't going with LED's?

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If both fronts work fine, then your ACM isn't fried... yet. But be very careful! For whatever reason, the front right turn signal is always wired backwards on the steel framed bikes. It's easy to see though if you just look at the wiring coming out of the headlight bucket. What lights are you putting on? You aren't going with LED's?
You're making me nervous lol. These turn signals are going on the rear of the bike. Is it still going to be reversed on the rear? These are just a cheaper set from bikemaster until I decide to spend the money for the led rear.

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You're making me nervous lol. These turn signals are going on the rear of the bike. Is it still going to be reversed on the rear? These are just a cheaper set from bikemaster until I decide to spend the money for the led rear.
No, the rears are not reversed. But as you noted, they are two wire lights. Are you putting on 3 wire (running light function) lights? If so, you run the low side to 'keyed' power source, such as the license plate light.

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No, the rears are not reversed. But as you noted, they are two wire lights. Are you putting on 3 wire (running light function) lights? If so, you run the low side to 'keyed' power source, such as the license plate light.
Okay, thanks for the clarification Gunslinger. No these are 2 wire lights, like the OEM units. I am going to go buy some new electrical connectors and try reconnecting, maybe I am having a issue with a poor connection.

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are they 10 watts if they are not they wont work.After market lights are normally like 20 watts universal they work on harley but not 2005 -2008 victory.Thats way they might not be working to much draw
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