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    Intermittent indicator signal fault.
    on: Mar 11, 2018, 02.49 pm
    Mar 11, 2018, 02.49 pm
    Hi all.
    I have an indication fault with my left hand turn signal, this has happened twice now.
    Before I leave home, a quick look around the bike checking the usual stuff, the turn signals work fine, then while i'm out the left hand fails, nothing, just right hand side, the hazards work fine, both sides flash, this happened today, when I pulled back on the drive it started working  :187: :187: :187: I think, obviously, it's most likely a connection fault somewhere, but how many connections are there, is there a relay for both the left and right hand side....could it be the switch, where the hell do I start  :183:

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    Re: Intermittent indicator signal fault.
    Reply #1 on: Mar 11, 2018, 04.30 pm
    Mar 11, 2018, 04.30 pm
    I'd check the switch cube first - there have been other Members
    that have found a little corrosion of the switch contacts.

    The switch cube can be dismantled to get at the contacts,
    which can be cleaned up using electrical contact cleaner,
    and then lubricated and protected with some dielectric grease.

    ( There is no relay / flasher unit - this is built in to the Instrument Panel electrics ).

    Last Edit: Mar 13, 2020, 08.19 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Intermittent indicator signal fault.
    Reply #2 on: Mar 11, 2018, 05.02 pm
    Mar 11, 2018, 05.02 pm
    Further to my previous Post, I found an excellent description
    of how to remove the Left Switch Cube in this Topic :

    HOW TO: Installl Factory Heated Grips, by Member mgmoto

    At the latest reply ( #33 ) Scroll down to Step 17,
    and click the Links to view some superb annotated Photographs
    of where all the fixing screws are located !

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 13, 2020, 08.19 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Intermittent indicator signal fault.
    Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2018, 06.25 pm
    Mar 11, 2018, 06.25 pm
    Cheers Coconut, I'll have a look at it next weekend,, so really could it just be the switch, or could the fault be with the Instrument display electrics.
    I may try a source a replacement switch if that's possible, what did go through my mind was the fact this has only started since I fitted the extra lights, I ran them through the same fused box as you have, guessing it's just coincidence though. 
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    Re: Intermittent indicator signal fault.
    Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2018, 06.33 pm
    Mar 11, 2018, 06.33 pm
    No problem,

    I would guess at it being a co-incidence ( even thoguh I dontk believe in co-incidences !).

    I can't see that the addition of your DRL's via a Fuzeblock
    controlled by the Top Box power supply,
    would have any effect or "connection" with the Indicators.


    p.s. - Did yoiu ever get chance to look into that other Topic
    we discussed, as nothing ever came through ?

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Mar 13, 2020, 08.14 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Intermittent indicator signal fault.
    Reply #5 on: Mar 12, 2018, 05.04 pm
    Mar 12, 2018, 05.04 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    I'd check the switch cube first - there have been other Members
    that have found a little corrosion of the switch contacts.

    On my 2014 at least, there's no contacts, it's just three microswitches (one each for the left and right turn signal activation, and one for the center cancel). The microswitches aren't serviceable, AFAIK.
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    Re: Intermittent indicator signal fault.
    Reply #6 on: Mar 12, 2018, 05.40 pm
    Mar 12, 2018, 05.40 pm
    *Originally Posted by Wilko [+]
    what did go through my mind was the fact this has only started since I fitted the extra lights....

    Hi Wilko -

    When I have a problem with something not working, it's usually directly attributable to the last change I had made. Whatever it is you disturbed or re-wired is the probable cause. I'd go back and double check the connections that were fitted/made with the extra lights.

    Cheers,

    Steve

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    Re: Intermittent indicator signal fault.
    Reply #7 on: Mar 12, 2018, 07.16 pm
    Mar 12, 2018, 07.16 pm
    *Originally Posted by Jubeeprince [+]
    Hi Wilko -

    When I have a problem with something not working, it's usually directly attributable to the last change I had made. Whatever it is you disturbed or re-wired is the probable cause. I'd go back and double check the connections that were fitted/made with the extra lights.

    Cheers,

    Steve

    Hi, I have already checked all the wiring, I'm out the weekend on an observered run, leading up to taking a test as I'm doing my IAM...Institute of Advanced Motorcyclist's , what i will do is disconect the power to the Fuzeblock unit and monitor the left hand indicator, if the fault continues, I don't have a clue, or how to resolve the problem. 
    Paul Wilko

     



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