• Got a problem. Can t solve it. So I put in led signals about a year ago

    Got a problem. Can't solve it. So I put in led signals about a year ago. Everything was working fine. A few weeks back my signals decided they wouldn't work (when signaling) they still light up when just running. Just won't flash. So I check all the connections and just bought a new turn signal relay. I put it in. It worked for like 5 seconds. Now it's back to signals not flashing. What do I do???

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    • I should add I tested with a volt meter. All good on that end.

    • Could have the smallest of earth leak somewhere leds are very temperamental have u changed anything else recently if so start there

    • Hmm. Haven't changed anything else recently. Those were the last additions I made.

    • If you turn on the right turn signal does the right front running light go out?

    • Yes! If I go to either side the light then goes out.

    • that reminds me.... mine was doing the same thing at the end of the season.... would flash then stop or just stay lite without flashing at all.

    • You need to clean the switch on the handlebar. Take it apart very carefully there's contacts in there that will get dirty

    • Don't just spray WD is something in there. Take it apart carefully, clean it with contact cleaner, then apply a little dielectric grease to the contacts

    • Ok. Will try that. I'm literally stumped. My buddy is too. Was strange though. New relay today. Worked then done. Pain in the ass

    • I can almost guarantee you that's the problem

    • Ok. Awesome. Will try this week. Appreciate the help.

    • That white item in the picture slides out of there and it kind of clamps to the other set of contacts. When you take it apart you'll see what I mean. Just take it slow and pay attention to how everything comes apart. Get rid of all the old grease and rub the contacts good.

    • Man. You might be right there. Just thinking. I live in Tampa. I don't have a garage. So I'm betting you're right. Cool. Let you know how it goes. Thanks very much. This never crossed my mind.

    • Bike is outside all the time. Bet that's it.

    • Yep, crap gets in there and keeps the contacts from, well.... making contact. LOL

    • I just had to do it on my fiancé's bike a couple months ago

    • There are only two things in the circuit (besides the wires themselves) The handlebar switch and the relay. If switch isnt making contact, the relay wont work. Clean switch very good first, to ensure its making good contact...then look at relay.

    • generally when the switch isnt making contact, the light will go OUT and not blink. If its coming ON and not blinking, it may be the relay. I would still start out by cleaning the switch good

    • I was suspecting a bad relay(flasher)... I just didn't take time to troubleshoot anything before storage.... should be pretty easy to figure out.... thx for the pointers.

    • I believe that switch has several contacts in it and it's not just a simple left/right/off switch due to the running lights in the stock turn signals. If I remember right(and I could be wrong) when you switch a blinker on, the running light goes out for that blinker. I would definitely check the actual contacts for corrosion. That's where I would start.