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Old 04-17-2015, 05:57 AM
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Rear turn signal(s) not working

Hey guys, So i have an 04, i noticed my rear right turn signal didn't work, so i took the cover off to check removed the bulb, swapped it with the working one, only to find that now both don't work. The black resistor (forgive my ignorance - black thing on right side of rear frame) "clicks" when the directional are engaged. I have purchased OEM replacement bulbs which i will pick up tonight and try, hoping that's the issue. I have also purchased brand new replacement turn signals as a last resort.

Anything else i'm totally missing?

Also, little surprised to see all electrical loom is simply covered in electrical tape, no heat shrink, seems a little crude.....maybe just old school.

cheers, in advance.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:26 AM
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If you don't have a volt-ohm meter (aka VOM) already it's a tool that pays for itself quickly diagnosing electrical problems. Very inexpensive to acquire online, sears, any auto parts store, harbor freight etc.

Your experience doesn't make much sense, but a VOM would help you sort out what's happening pretty quickly. The entire Honda Service manual is posted here in the Knowledgebase section with the wiring diagram.
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Get 2 working bulbs in there and report back...
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:56 AM
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OK, tried the new bulbs, & no dice. So i wired up the directionals i purchased and bingo. So, i assume something must have gone somewhere in the old directionals.

Side note; it was so nice to ride this thing for the 1st time! especially after seeing it sitting in my garage all winter long. Loving this bike!!
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