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post #1 of 7 Old 08-21-2019, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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(PLEASE HELP)Wiring in bcb brake light and rear turn signals now no electrics are wor

I need some help. I was wiring up a new brake light and rear turn signals today. Got it all wired in , checked to make sure it turned on, and it did. Then I go to splice the first wire together and now nothing works. I tested the battery , it has plenty of volts on the volt meter. But no electric components are now working. Checked both fuses for voltage and they both have plenty of voltage. I unhooked all the wiring from the new rear turn signals and brake light, but still nothing. Any ideas ? Please help
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I need some help. I was wiring up a new brake light and rear turn signals today. Got it all wired in , checked to make sure it turned on, and it did. Then I go to splice the first wire together and now nothing works. I tested the battery , it has plenty of volts on the volt meter. But no electric components are now working. Checked both fuses for voltage and they both have plenty of voltage. I unhooked all the wiring from the new rear turn signals and brake light, but still nothing. Any ideas ? Please help
Have you checked the battery conections?? Loose maybe?? Do your guages work with the key turned?? If so yr battery might be giving a false reading. Try swapping it for a known good one.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-21-2019, 09:29 PM
 
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1st off you need to state your bikes year.. 85-87 1st generation is somewhat different than 2nd gen 96-2016..

check fuses,, 2nd gen main fuse is at the starter relay, 1st gen main fuse is on fuse block

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The battery is tightly connected. And reading 12.4 volts. And the bike is a 2001. I stated in the post that the fuses are reading fine on the voltage meter.
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assuming both sides of the two block fuses show voltage with ignition switch on all solid Black wire should be hot.. that would be lights and starter relay windings..

Blue/White to dimmer switch should also be hot.. so depending on Hi-Lo selection headlamp should be lit..

so do a shade tree load test on battery by hooking up volt meter to battery ignition on and hitting starter button for 5-10 seconds (no more) while watching for voltage drop... if voltage drops make note where it stops by end of 10 count.

if nothing happens there is a disconnect between fuse block and harness I would say

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Duh,, don't know why i didn't think of it yesterday,, check your battery frame ground..

It's about the only other wiring that could effect both headlight circuit and separate turn signal/ brake light circuits at the same time...

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Much appreciated. That fixed it
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