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What could be the cause of all four"blinker"lights failing on my Buell Blast?

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Old 12-03-2008   #1
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Default What could be the cause of all four"blinker"lights failing on my Buell Blast?

I haven't had a problem with the lights before. I had an accident and destroyed the back light, but after replacing the part and switching out the fuse, the lights worked for a few days. Now, the lights don't come on (including the clicking sound or the"hey your blinker is on"lamp on the display). I tried making sure all the wires were connected near the headlight, and after messing around with the connections for serveral minutes, the lights worked again. On and off -- no problem. Next time I came outside, the lights didn't work anymore. Now, no matter how much I make sure all the wires are connected, the lights don't come on. It's not the fuse, and I'm unsure whether the diode would have anything to do with this... Does anyone know what the problem might be? Or maybe you guys have a link to a troubling-shooting motorcycle site? Any input would help.Thanks for your time!
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the flasher burned out which makes the flashers blink and makes the clicking sound. Just replace it and they should work since you already replaced the fuse. good luck
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Youve got a short some place. Possibly too small or too hidden for you to locate. Being in the accident may have caused a wire to split or crack and its grounding out on something just enough to foul things up and not blow the fuse.Was the light you replaced grounded properly? Check the wires to the new light.
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If you get nothing, then the problem is near the battery ,or, bad ground.
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It's most likely your ground wire. Since you had an accident, I would say the connection got severed somehow. When you were playing with the wiring, it could have been enough to touch metal somewhere, but it didn't last long because the connection was weak.Your owner's manual wiring diagram should point you to it. Once you find it, check the connection and make sure it's clean.An easy test you can do is find the ground wire going to one of the lights and use a jumper wire from the ground wire to bare metal to create a ground. If the light works, that's your problem.The only other thing it might be is the switch itself. If you take apart the switch, you might find a severed wire. Something in the accident broke the ground somewhere.
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the only time you need blinkers when cop is behind you
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-When you crashed, did the handle bar switch or lever on that side get damaged? Could've damaged the switch.-Open the switch to see what color wires work the turn signals. The wire in the middle that works the L&R signals should have power always (with the key on). If that wire has power, then jump it to a turn signal wire - signals should work.-If that wire has no power, then the turn signal relay could be bad (the relay that clicks). One of"it's"wires has power from the turn signal fuse. The other wire goes to the handle bar switch and should have power with key on. Turn on the handle bar switch (L or R) and jump the 2 relay wires together. If signals work then relay is bad.Good luck.
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sounds like the wire connections are not tight .after you make sure the wires are connected right .get a soldering gun an sorder the connections that should sole the problem if not take it to the buell dealer an let him fix it .
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