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post #11 of 18 Old 03-13-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Ok total frustration... after rewiring as per above directions.. I ended up with a turn signal indicator that was on dim when no signals were on and steady bright when either side was turned on, each side signals came on but on steady, not flashing... tore all back apart and put back the way it was. And next time I mention that I want to do a project that requires me opening the black box behind the headlight... well please remind me of this project... lol.

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post #12 of 18 Old 09-03-2013, 06:13 PM
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I found the flasher on left side under the seat just behind the helmet lock. I moved it around a bit and suddenly the flashers were working, maybe a bad ground.

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post #13 of 18 Old 09-03-2013, 06:53 PM
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The original flasher isn't grounded. 12V+ goes in to the flasher with a black wire to the X terminal. 12V+ comes out of the flasher through the L terminal out through a gray wire. The gray wire takes the 12V+ to the signal switch. Left signal connects the gray wire to the orange wire. Right signal connects the gray wire to the light blue wire.
Those go in to the front junction and connect where the orange wire connects with the other orange wires that take 12V+ to the left signalsand the light blue wire take 12V+ to the right signals. Ground only happen at the other side of each signal light.

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post #14 of 18 Old 09-03-2013, 07:59 PM
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Probably a corroded contact. Might want to disassemble, spray with electric contact cleaner and then coat with dielectric grease.

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post #15 of 18 Old 10-09-2015, 01:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Buickguy View Post
With the three wire flasher, you just need to wire the P terminal of the flasher to power the dash light.

To replace the 194 incandescent with an LED 194, you pull up the chrome dash light. Then the rubber boot squishes in to get it off the dash panel. oll the rubber boot back to expose the light bulb.

In the front junction you will find the dash signal light with a light blue and orange wire plugged in to the two signal sides. Unplug those. Attach one side to the third P terminal flasher wire that you have run up there. Attach the other to a ground (dark green wires/junction.
Everything should be fine then.

Here's a simple schematic of how to wire that third terminal.
Reading all of this. Swapped out 194 bulb with led. not understanding the junction box connections. P terminal ( one wire? or two?) connecting to the blue and orange wire? all this sound confusing with out see it...

any help here?

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post #16 of 18 Old 03-03-2017, 04:44 PM
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I am working on my son's 2008 Rebel 250. It was customized by someone else and they removed the turn signals. I'm trying to locate and test the turn signal relay. The closest thing I have in that location is a plug with a DK Green and a black with white stripe wire. Is this correct? It doesn't seem to match the wiring diagram anywhere. Should I keep looking for a grey wire?

Currently the signals come on solid and do not flash. The light just gets brighter.
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post #17 of 18 Old 03-09-2017, 01:41 AM
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Welcome to the forum.

You probably need to get a service manual for the bike if you are going to try to maintain and work on it yourself.

You can do a search of the site for a wiring diagram using the little magnifying glass at the top of the page.

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Stay away from Black/White circuit. it is an auxiliary/secondary ground..
grounding B/W circuit is what engine stop switch does..
thus killing CDI and ability of engine to run

Flasher wiring is independently wrapped Gray and Black wire pair exiting the main harness directed down right side of air box through wire channel/guide attached to rear of air box to left side where flasher is located behind helmet lock..

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