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Offline Lestutu

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what now? Indicator trouble shooting
« on: August 07, 2018, 03:26:00 pm »
To make a long story short, I've been battling to solve a mystery indicator problem on the 2007 KLR. All the other electrics work, including the horn and headlight dim/bright switches on the same assembly. The globes are all OK, and the earth connections seems good.
I unplugged the harness and bridged the contacts at the 9-pin connector. Now only the right-hand side indicators work, but not the left-hand side. I tested the circuit with a globe wire and it seems that a green wire is dead.
It would seem there's a problem with the indictor switch apart from the dead wire issue.
Question is, what now? Does one replace one wire in the loom?
Or am I perhaps missing a trick?
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Re: what now? Indicator trouble shooting
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 03:39:32 pm »
To make a long story short, I've been battling to solve a mystery indicator problem on the 2007 KLR. All the other electrics work, including the horn and headlight dim/bright switches on the same assembly. The globes are all OK, and the earth connections seems good.
I unplugged the harness and bridged the contacts at the 9-pin connector. Now only the right-hand side indicators work, but not the left-hand side. I tested the circuit with a globe wire and it seems that a green wire is dead.
It would seem there's a problem with the indictor switch apart from the dead wire issue.
Question is, what now? Does one replace one wire in the loom?
Or am I perhaps missing a trick?

Standard bulbs or LED's?
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Re: what now? Indicator trouble shooting
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 03:58:04 pm »
stock standard 21W globes
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Re: what now? Indicator trouble shooting
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 04:08:00 pm »
If you can follow the wire through the loom, use a Pin (connected to your circuit tester and stick it through the insulation as you go to try work out where the break is. Once you located the break you can either join, replace that section or just add another wire on the outside of the loom. If both indicators are not working it will be somewhere in the front of the bike if not the switch itself. I would start at the wire exiting the switch itself and following it down.

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Re: what now? Indicator trouble shooting
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 08:09:17 pm »
Check the flicker relay.
 

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Re: what now? Indicator trouble shooting
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 07:59:15 am »
Check the flicker relay.

He said the right hand indicators work just not left, otherwise would have been my choice.
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Re: what now? Indicator trouble shooting
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 10:50:57 am »
Maybe only half the flicker relay is working  :peepwall:
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Re: what now? Indicator trouble shooting
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 02:16:26 pm »
LOL, and the other half of the relay is not working :laughing4:
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Re: what now? Indicator trouble shooting
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 02:44:38 pm »
Is that not how a flicker is supposed to work ?  Then it works then it does not work.  Then it works then it does not work..  :laughing4:

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