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Unhappy 07 GL1800 Turn signal issue

while riding in a Christmas parade, with my 4 way flashers on and my multi color LED lights on. everthing went out.. 4 way, turn signals, and LEDs. i broke out my shop manual. i checked the fuses (good) i checked the flasher diode (bad)(replaced) not fixed. I removed the windscreen and front nose assembly and found the Turn Signal Relay (bad) (replaced) not fixed, but i have left turn but no right turn signals, the shop manual listed a Turn Signal diode, near the right radiator. found it, checked continuity (bad)(replaced) not fixed. i checked all the bulbs (good). i used a test light and have power to both left and right turn signals.
i have not got into the TS switch as i don't think this is the culprit.
the bike has been down for 5 weeks now. I travel in my job and have limited time to work on this.

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Since you have left but no right it comes down to the switch, or a wiring problem.

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while riding in a Christmas parade, with my 4 way flashers on and my multi color LED lights on. everthing went out.. 4 way, turn signals, and LEDs. i broke out my shop manual. i checked the fuses (good) i checked the flasher diode (bad)(replaced) not fixed. I removed the windscreen and front nose assembly and found the Turn Signal Relay (bad) (replaced) not fixed, but i have left turn but no right turn signals, the shop manual listed a Turn Signal diode, near the right radiator. found it, checked continuity (bad)(replaced) not fixed. i checked all the bulbs (good). i used a test light and have power to both left and right turn signals.
i have not got into the TS switch as i don't think this is the culprit.
the bike has been down for 5 weeks now. I travel in my job and have limited time to work on this.
Not to insult but it seems unlikely all those items were bad and none fixed the issue. Do you have much experience using the meter and how to test things like a diode, relay, etc. I think you might be confounding yourself with some bad conclusions.
If you are more specific I think the solution will be easier to find. You say you have power at the bulb. If that were true and all is good that far you (obviously) only need a ground and that light would glow. It is possible to have 12 volts and still have a poor connection. That happens when the connection is good enough for the meter to see the voltage yet not good enough to power a load. (the bulb) That is somewhat common and confuses many. You need 12 volts but a good enough connection to sustain the power with the load connected. I wonder if you jump the power and ground to a light bulb if the voltage while driving the bulb might drop to zero??? Might start there???
Also I'm confused as you said you had no turn lights then you said you have a left turn light??? Does it work properly??? I'm assuming it is a failure front and rear lights??? Need good detailed info.

Edit: Why have you come to the conclusion it is not the switch???

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Clean the switch. Really!

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Clean the switch. Really!
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I read right over the part about having power to the bulbs. A good place to start checking is the ground gang connector taped to the harness right next to the turn signal flasher relay.

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No insult taken Redwing, I'm not good with the meter, that's why I come to the experience and knowledge of others. Okay the left turn flashes good. The right flashes very faintly with both left and right flashing faintly. Could be a ground or a short , maybe the switch. ??? How to finE in the mile of wires
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Thanks for the feedback
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No insult taken Redwing, I'm not good with the meter, that's why I come to the experience and knowledge of others. Okay the left turn flashes good. The right flashes very faintly with both left and right flashing faintly. Could be a ground or a short , maybe the switch. ??? How to finE in the mile of wires
You absolutely have a ground problem ,see post #6.
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Read this entire thread. It is kind of long but I bet you find it helpful. It will show you where the gang connector is located and what it looks like. That is assuming that Honda did not move it over the years. His symptoms were a little different but still a ground issue.
https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...problem-9.html
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