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Old 04-13-2019, 3:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dodgy turn signal switch

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Part way through a 400 mile(!) day trip this week on my 954, the turn signals started behaving strangely and then stopped working completely. The indicators still flash when I activate my alarm and, after a bit of fiddling about with the handlebar switch, I got the right turn signal to work properly. So it looks like a loose connection in or around the switch.


I have a very poor digital copy of the manual but the little diagram in Section 19, showing continuity across the various wires in the connector, is illegible. So could some kind person please post a picture of that small continuity test diagram for the turn signals?


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.....is anybody out there who can help please...?
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Re: Dodgy turn signal switch

I just had maybe the same issue on my 954 and fixed it following this guide:

Basically, the grease in the turn signal switch assembly had gotten stiff and gluey, and it needed to be cleaned and regreased.
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Excellent. That's really helpful, I'll give it a go. Many thanks.
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Ok that's a very useful video thanks, but the 954 turn signal/light assembly only seems to have 1 retaining screw, and removing this does not enable the assembly to be opened up.

Am I missing something? Or do I just need to be a bit more er, forceful...?

Thanks
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Re: Dodgy turn signal switch

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Ok that's a very useful video thanks, but the 954 turn signal/light assembly only seems to have 1 retaining screw, and removing this does not enable the assembly to be opened up.

Am I missing something? Or do I just need to be a bit more er, forceful...?

Thanks

There should be 2, one on the front side and one on the rear side (to equally clamp it to the bar). Should be (2) 5mmX20mm pan screws.
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Re: Dodgy turn signal switch

I had the same issues, but couldn't fix it no matter what I tried, so I just bought a complete new OEM switch assembly.
Problem fixed. Not all that expensive.
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Thanks both. I seem to have solved it (for now at least) with copious amounts of GT85 spray and lots of wiggling around (the switch, not me) 😁
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Re: Dodgy turn signal switch

I would give it a spray with contact cleaner or take it apart and clean the moving parts first.
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Re: Dodgy turn signal switch

once the dirt gets in there then the contacts can 'burn' as they don't make proper connection. WD40/contact cleaner will help but strip and clean the contact is better. I had this same problem with my 929, stripped, cleaned and is perfect again - cost £0
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