Sounds like a missing ground up on the front bulb holders. Check your brown wires for good continuity back to battery (-), BMW does not use the frame for a ground return. Then we will go from there.
The new front bulbs are incandescent, right? You didn’t happen to get LED bulbs…My 2000 LT has some electrical problems.
I get a fast blink on both left and right turn signals. The rear turn signals light up as the should. The front one's do not. The bulbs are not burnt out. They are brand new.
About 5 seconds after I turn the key to "on" the right rear turn signal will flicker a bit, as though there is a bad connection, and then stay on. If I engage the right turn indicator it will turn off and on as it should. When I disable the indicator it returns to the on state.
I should also mention that neither the cruise control or reverse work anymore. I'm much more concerned about the turn signal situation though, as that can get me in trouble with the popo.
She sits outside in the Florida weather 24/7 and has done so for the last (8) years.
Any guidance on the wiring or where I should start troubleshooting?
When I put it in neutral and flip the lever to R the R on the dash lights up. When I press the starter button to move the R on the dash starts flashing on and off. Nothing else happens.Now lets address the reverse issue. Do you get the R on the dash when you flip the F/R lever? If you do then what happens when you press the starter button? Nothing? It backs up and stops right away. Does the engine rev up a small amount when you press the button?
The reverse hasn't worked for a couple years. I've certainly changed the battery since then.That is either a fault in the reverser unit or the side stand switch is bad, but if the side stand switch was bad you would kill the engine whenever you put the bike in gear. You haven't change out or disconnected the battery recently have you?