Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Corvalllis, OR, USA
Re: Right turn signal not working
My right turn signal also failed. The first time, spraying contact cleaner into/around the switch brought it back for several months. Then it started sporadically failing, eventually total failure. Contact spray didn't help. Emergency flashers work, so it's not the flasher unit or bulbs. The right button won't cancel the left blinker like it should, so I assume it's just not making contact at all.
My questions: Can the switch be cleaned, repaired or replaced without replacing the whole right switchbank ($140 for used unit on BB)? I tried removing the two screws (front one obvious, back one hidden in the second mirror mount hole. I couldn't get the switchbank to pop off--afraid to force it. Are there other screws that need to be removed (i.e., the ones on the bottom plate?)?
If I do replace the switchbank, are there plugs for the harnesses on the handlebar end, or do you have to replace the harness with the switches, which means tearing off a lot of tupperware.