My bike is a 1984. Yes, the turn signals work when the key is on.Do the turn signals work when the key is on? What year is your Rebel? I don't see it in your signature line. Assuming 1st generation because 2nd generation often did not have park position.
The fuse holder (glass fuses) often gets corroded on the 1st Gen. I'd try cleaning that. I'll add the word 'carefully' because the brass becomes brittle with age. Mine broke whilst driving on the freeway shortly after "fixing" the same problem. I had to do an emergency repair at night. Not fun. Use some automotive bulb grease on them to prevent further deterioration.
There is a ground light when I use the test light on the fuse holder. Continuity of the fuse is good.A fuse can look good and still be blown. With the fuse pulled, is there power on one side of the fuse holder for fuse #1 (bottom fuse)? Did you test for power through the fuse?
This is the fuse that feeds the taillights when the ignition is in it's normal on position.
color version for 85-87 CMX250 Rebel is slightly different from B/W CM250 diagram I posted above.. 85-87 version lighting grounds are different and light socket pigtails are colored where CM250 indicates light socket wire pigtails are both black..Did you get it fixed? SoakedKarma has a color version of this diagram which is a little easier to follow.
Wow thank you so much.color version for 85-87 CMX250 Rebel is slightly different from B/W CM250 diagram I posted above.. 85-87 version lighting grounds are different and light socket pigtails are colored where CM250 indicates light socket wire pigtails are both black..
There may be other differences I haven't taken into account..
I'd forgotten I colorized the CM250 wire diagram a couple of years ago stashing it in another file folder.. So here you go!
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