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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2016, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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Rear turn signals not working

I have oem turn signals all around. I replaced the left side bulb and everything was working fine. Then the blinker indicator started acting like a light was out on either side every once in a while. Now the rear signal lights don't work at all, only the front. Any ideas as to what it is?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2016, 05:55 PM
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Yup...a short. 15 minutes with a DVOM should tell you exactly where it is.

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There ya go.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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So i went to a friends house yesterday to try and check for the problem and boy did i find it. turns out the cluster f**k of wires for the rear lights was rubbing on the rear tire for a while now. It disintegrated the power and ground wires and we fixed it with some soldering for now. might have to add some lengths of wire to it and possibly invest in a heat gun.
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Been there ...done that. Solder and shrink tubing is a definite must. Judicious use of a small propane torch can get the job done too.

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Sorry bout the cluster _uck, but glad ya found the problem quickly. Ride on!

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2016, 09:06 PM
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i just recently went through the same problem. then i found a hook underneath my fender where those wires were supposed to be clung to specifically to prevent such things. instead of a heat gun, i just use a lighter. then i wrap all the wires up with electrical tape, then i wrap all that up with gorilla tape for extra protection.

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