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trying to connect some aftermarket front turn signals to this bike of mine. they are just black and yellow wire. however on the wire harness it has a single wire (green) ground and two wire which are turn signal and running light. I have the diagram that I saw on here however how should I connect these wire if I don't want a running light?
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ground to ground and turn signal to positive, just tape off the running light wire. i chased my running light wires back to the first connector and removed them, then retaped my harness from the connector to the breakouts.

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I think the solid orange and solid blue are for blink. And the orange/white and blue/white are the running lights. It'll be easy enough to test with your new signal light. Orange is left, blue is right.

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you are correct jon.

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ground to ground and turn signal to positive, just tape off the running light wire. i chased my running light wires back to the first connector and removed them, then retaped my harness from the connector to the breakouts.
leave the negative wire to the turn signal alone? I tried both ways and nothing happens. where is my turn signal relay? it doesn't even blink or come on

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youll have 3 wires on each side. green for ground, solid orange/light blue for blinker, and silver dotted orange/light blue for the running lights. you can essentially use all 3 wires if you have a 2 pole bulb by grounding the green wire to the housing if the bulb holder and connecting the solid wire to one pole and the dotted wire to the other pole, that way you can run 2 illuminations at the same time if you needed to sharing the same ground. with your bulb/light you only have a +/- so youd use green to - and you could either choose to run a constant on + with the dotted wire or have a normally open connection to the + with the solid wire so your relay can push power through that wire when you use the control switch. it has to work, the only thing id say is make sure to check your fuse box in the left fairing by the coolant overflow to make sure you didnt short a fuse and blow it. also, check to make sure you have + and - correct on the bulb side.

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you can essentially use all 3 wires if you have a 2 pole bulb by grounding the green wire to the housing if the bulb holder and connecting the solid wire to one pole and the dotted wire to the other pole, that way you can run 2 illuminations at the same time if you needed to sharing the same ground. with your bulb/light you only have a +/- so youd use green to - and you could either choose to run a constant on + with the dotted wire or have a normally open connection to the + with the solid wire so your relay can push power through that wire when you use the control switch. it has to work, the only thing id say is make sure to check your fuse box in the left fairing by the coolant overflow to make sure you didnt short a fuse and blow it. also, check to make sure you have + and - correct on the bulb side.
thats a lot of info to decipher lol. ill read it again tomorrow with a fresher head. I just want my blinkers to work, thats all. ill double check the fuse box. what did you mean on the last part by "make sure you have the + and - correct on the bulb side"?
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i hear ya but im trying to help you. what i meant was make sure the yellow wire is really + and the black is really -.

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with your bulb/light you only have a +/- so youd use green to - and you could either choose to run a constant on + with the dotted wire or have a normally open connection to the + with the solid wire so your relay can push power through that wire when you use the control switch. .


so I just tried one of your ways. I connected the negative bulb wire to green wire and solid turn signal wire to positive wire and the dotted wire. if I did that both front and rear turn lights lit up. turn signal does not blink. if I used it, it just turned off.
relay out? where is that?
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you dont use both the solid wire and the dotted wire.............. pretend like the dotted wires dont even exist, youre omitting them anyways. green to black, yellow to solid blue or orange depending on what side you are doing. you still havent told me if you checked the fuse for the blinkers yet. if all of your lights are turning on then you have the running light wire connected and if you used both the solid wire and the dotted you probably blew the fuse for the blinkers. check that first, doubt the relay is bad but it could be. not sure how much more i can help you at this point as the info im giving you is pretty cut and dry.

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