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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-2012, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Problems with BC Lucas FEK Install and Trun Signal relocators

Hoping I can find some hlep here. I installed the BC Lucas FEK and relocated turn signals to the shocks. I used their new wiring harness and bullet connectors. Of course, there were absolutely no directions, so I went off of the old video for which color wires to connect.

After getting it all together, I turned the bike on. Tail light came on as a running light just fine and also got brighter wiyth a squeeze of the brake lever. However, when I activated the right turn signal, the left bulb went on. When I activated the left signal, the bike made a strange buzzing noise. Now, neither turn signal will light up at all and gthe brake light no longer gets brighter with a squeez of the lever. However, it still comes on as a running light.

Checked the fuses and they are all fine.

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Well, I was worng about the fuses...Fues 8 (Position Light) is blown and blew again with a new fuse. The right signal lit up with a left indicator activation again before blowing...maybe reverse the connections?
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Are they new lights? The black wire from the bike for the signals is the ground. If the lights are aftermarket with a black wire and a black w/ white stipe wire then the black w/ white stripe wire is the ground. Pretty confusing. Let me know of this helps.

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It did help.Thanks! Changed the connections and I am now good to go. Only went through 3 fuses to figure it out...

You would think they would include a simple little diagram...
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Just wanted to say that this info helped me to figure out my turn signal issues. I've never done anything like this (ya, I'm new) and was baffled when I got everything installed, but they didn't work. But with the info in this post, got it sorted out, learned where my fuse box was, found the blown fuse, and got everything working. Huge sense of accomplishment when you are learning on your own.

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Just wanted to say that this info helped me to figure out my turn signal issues. I've never done anything like this (ya, I'm new) and was baffled when I got everything installed, but they didn't work. But with the info in this post, got it sorted out, learned where my fuse box was, found the blown fuse, and got everything working. Huge sense of accomplishment when you are learning on your own.

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Its usually fuse 7 which controlls the turn signals, brake light and horn. I would recommend you replace all your fuses with the 'Glow as they blow' type. These are the same fuses as stock but they have a small LED in them which comes on if the fuse blows. I've replaced every one on my bike and have found them invaluable when working on the electrics.
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"Glow as they blow"

Heh - I didn't know something like that even existed. It would have made things a lot easier because I was focused on the turn signals, but it was a different fuse that was out (running lights, I think).

Thanks for the tip!
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