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hii have currently got a problem with my Indicators when i went to get an mot it failed due to, The indicators interfeering with the headlight when i try to indicate the head light will go dull and when the indicator lights up and when it goes of the headlight will go bright again.


The guy who mot my bike said he has heard of this before with bikes and he says its an easy fix but he couldn't remember how to fix it.


Any suggestions on what to do would be great, would love to get my biked mot again for the lovely summer weather, also if you need more information i will try my best.


Thanks guys

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its a 1993 yamaha rd350 ypvs, how would i find the bad earth? and how hard woul this be to find?

is it restricted to one side, left/right... or both?



if one side..


disconnect the rear indicator lamp (under the seat) and turn the headlamp on and the indicator,


is the headlight effected,


reconnect and repeat with front, (wiring inside headlamp bowl)..


it could be you've picked up the wrong connection inside the headlamp bowl, or have a dodgy connection.. that someones bodged (tape/twisted wires)


the above will confirm whether its an individual indicator or the set.. if its both sides, have a look at the switch, and flasher relay connections..

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well, i have new indicators on my bke becuase i have broken the original ones. i had to re wire them up and what i had done was cut of the old ones and then put the new ones on. and then heat shrinked them, and its borth sides that have the problem :(


Could it be my bad wiring if so whats the best way to wire them??

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well, i have new indicators on my bke becuase i have broken the original ones. i had to re wire them up and what i had done was cut of the old ones and then put the new ones on. and then heat shrinked them, and its borth sides that have the problem :(


Could it be my bad wiring if so whats the best way to wire them??

 


did you just cut the wires and then fit the new.. could you have got the earth and positvies mixed up..


have you put connectors on?


if so disconnect all,


put headlamp on with left indicator and check headlamp, then right side. this will tell you if its the wiring past the connectors or before.. if ok



leave right side on and refit right rear, re check headlamp.. if ok, then fit right front. recheck.. if ok switch indicators on left on, check headlamp..

fit rear check headlamp, refit front check headlamp..



if you come across a connection that has interferred with the headlamp, swap the connections over, (earth/pos to pos/earth) see if this solves the issue.......



it is a process of trial and error, and checking as you go along, but you will find it..

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i have tried everything i can, so i went to a shop today and asked how much it will cost to have fixed they said it will be a maximum of 2 hours but think it might even be a quickie, so wont cost andymore than 70 pounds


SO hope to get done soon, will still need to mot the thing aswell hope it don't fail on any more than it did before or ill just sell it :(

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Take the indicators off for the mot. 8-)

yep, it they aren't fitted then they aren't checked.. but if fitted must work accordingly..

but when you refit them after, you'd still have the same problem..

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