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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-08-2018, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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1993 1500A The right hand blinkers work as they should but the left side lights all work but very dim. Any ideas? The flasher?
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The flasher works both sides, so no, it's not the flasher. Dim usually indicates a bad ground.

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I used my emergency flashers two weeks ago when riding in the fog and they were fine. Now I just tried them and they worked but the left side still dim. BUT NOW the only way I can shut them off is by pushing the blinker switch in. Now when I try the blinkers the four ways come on and I have to push the blinker switch again to shut them off. When the four ways are on the lights verily blink.
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Clean the switch. That's probably where the bad ground is. If you are going to use contact cleaner, make sure you test it on some other plastic first, and get some dielectric grease to lube the switches and coat things.

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There are only three wires on the Hazard switch.

1. Input power from the Hazard relay.

2. Output power to the left signal lights.

3. Output power to the right signal lights.

I don't believe your "dim" lights are caused by the Hazard switch.
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I used my emergency flashers two weeks ago when riding in the fog and they were fine. Now I just tried them and they worked but the left side still dim. BUT NOW the only way I can shut them off is by pushing the blinker switch in. Now when I try the blinkers the four ways come on and I have to push the blinker switch again to shut them off. When the four ways are on the lights verily blink.
Are you absolutely sure of what you are saying. The 4 ways are pretty much independent of the turn lights for the most part. It is common to turn on the hazards and have them stick on if you do not use the hazards very often. The hazard button sticks on from lack of use. Again this is common however pushing the turn light cancel switch should not turn them off. freeing up the sticky 4 way switch is the fix there usually. The dim turn light might well be a bad connection where the bulb base contacts the socket. The next thing I would check would be the connectors that are located in the lower corner panels below the saddle bags. Eventually the left and right turn lights are spliced together and go to the same ground. No ground wires or connections are routed through the switch. The ground circuit is just a simple wire that goes from the base of the socket to a ground that the left and right share.

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Thank's all for the help! This morning I got the four way switch working, it was stuck in. Now the four ways won't come on with the four way switch until I turn the blinker switch ether way and they will come on but the left does nothing and the right sides verily work.
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Thank's all for the help! This morning I got the four way switch working, it was stuck in. Now the four ways won't come on with the four way switch until I turn the blinker switch ether way and they will come on but the left does nothing and the right sides verily work.
Its about time you start looking for the bad ground....!!
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Its about time you start looking for the bad ground....!!
I tried back feeding a ground threw the left marker light and it made no difference. The side marker lights, running and tail lights all work with the key. I have full power to the left marker light when the key is on but when I try the blinker power drops slightly. Is it still a ground problem when all the other lights work as they should Thank's
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