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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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GL1200 Horn, Brake lights & Turn Signal

You guys might have talked about this before, but maybe you can point me in the right way. Got this 84 Wing from my Dad that passed last year. I took it to the shop and got it running which was great. The problem now is that when i apply the brakes be it hand or foot the fuse blows Also the horn and turn signals don't work. I've read on other forums that it was the fuse. I need the brake lights to work before i take it on the streets really i take it on the back roads now to get use to it and let it run for a few. Any help would be grateful.
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Sounds like the rear brake light has the wrong bulb in it, or a short in the brake light wiring.
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Sounds like a dead short, I would look for a bare or pinched wire. As far as the turn signals and horn try cleaning the switch since they both are in one housing
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Mine did that on a trip.
Does or did the bike ever have an aftermarket Markland cruise control?
If so, undo where it connects to the rear brake light switch wires.
If no cruise, just unplug the rear switch and see if the fuse still blows when the front switch comes on. If it still blows, then reconnect the rear and disconnect the front.

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Not for sure what type of cruise control it has but its got one
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I was looking at the rear or the wing tonigbt and grabbed some wires and some of the running lights went out so i got so loss wires. I just don't know where to start looking i don't even know which ones the brake lights our theres so many back there.
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Mine did that on a trip.
Does or did the bike ever have an aftermarket Markland cruise control?
If so, undo where it connects to the rear brake light switch wires.
If no cruise, just unplug the rear switch and see if the fuse still blows when the front switch comes on. If it still blows, then reconnect the rear and disconnect the front.
The wing has every option i think is out there for it.
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All those extras, lights, cruise, airhorns and such are usually the source of your kind of problems. The horn and turn signals are on the same circuit as the brake lights, and the cruise is hooked into that circuit. Look just ahead of the gas cap for the rear brake light wires. The Markland cruise hooked into those wires.
If it were me I'd take the bike back to stock and get it working right, then reinstall any functional stuff I thought it needed.

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Make sure you let us know if you get it figured out.

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