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post #1 of 5 Old 08-15-2019, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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85 rebel front turn signals

I recently had put some turn signals on my bike the back are oem turn signals and my front i used led the ones in the back work fine but its my ones in the front that only work when they want sometimes i will have to wiggle the wire or kinda push it in to get them to start working right sometimes that wont work theres no loose connections i have checked maybe a ground on these turn signals or maybe my turn signal switch...i got tired of not having any turn signals because my front ones were not working so i took them off and for now i at least have my rear turn signals. I will post a picture of the led lights if requested
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-16-2019, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-19-2019, 09:29 AM
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Do the electrical gurus here have a response?

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-19-2019, 04:06 PM
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not really flite

Rebel doesn't have 3 wire running + turn lamp setup in turn signals,, need to ascertain which wire is which.. one will be ground while the other two will have different levels of illumination/brightness... What wire diagram came with signals?

wire strands could be broken within insulation causing intermittent operation..
Could be caused during manufacturing as wires pulled through mount..

ohm check each wire separately between bullet connector and bulb socket while lamp disconnected from rebel harness..
wiggle and pull test..

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-20-2019, 11:53 AM
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If the back turn signals work fine, then the switch is fine.
I'm looking at the picture of the wires for your led turn signals.
the wires are probably:

RED - Turn signal (bright) light

BLACK/WHITE - running/marker (dim) light
BLACK - ground.

You can confirm this with your bike's battery.
touch the black to the (-) terminal, and the red to the (+) terminal and it should light up brightly
touch the black to the (-) terminal and the black/white to the (+) terminal is it light up but not as brightly.

if this doesn't work, try different combinations, and you should be able to figure it out.

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