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Old 06-16-2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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05' R1200 GS Fault reading says rear turn singal light is out...but it works...

2005 R1200 GS....Fault indicator says my right rear turn signal light blub is out... but it's not...Changed the blub anyway and fault indicator still comes on...What doesn't work is my turn signals not cancelling automatically...could this be causing the yellow indicator light come on?...


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Old 06-16-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Are you sure it is the turn signal? The brake light bulb has two filaments that, if one is out, will still "look" to work right.

As for not cancelling, it is 2 tenths of a kilometer for cancelling. Are you giving it time/distance to cancel? I have never heard of the self cancelling failing on a Hexhead.

Lastly, are you starting the bike and hitting the signal to check? The fault will not sometimes go away until you do.

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Old 06-16-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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JVB...I had this fault show up last month and it just when away after starting it....Don't remember what I did..

Do you mean starting the bike up with the turn signal on?

The fault on my dash shows up with the blink blub icon with the arrow pointing to the rear and the arrow on right hand side of the blinking blub...

Would a defective brake light show up as a blinking bulb icon with the arrow in the center and pointing rear-ward....and a headlight with arrow point in the center forward?

No I have not checked the brake light...
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:47 PM   #4
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Would a defective brake light show up as a blinking bulb icon with the arrow in the center and pointing rear-ward....and a headlight with arrow point in the center forward?
I believe the location of the arrow is fixed. If it is pointing rearward it only means some light on the rear of the bike is out. As Jim noted if it is the tail light or the brake light that is burnt out the bike will simulate the burnt filament by running the remaining filament at half power for tail light function and full power for brake light function.

Remove the bulb. Visually check. If it looks good use an ohmmeter to verify continuity. If you find you have a bad bulb replace it. The "bad bulb" indicator will not go out until you start the bike (assuming that replacing the bulb resolves the issue).

If the filaments check good it could be some corrosion where the bulb meets the socket. Clean and re-insert the bulb. Again, you will have to start the bike to know if that resolved the issue.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:08 PM   #5
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Changed out rear light bulb and fault corrected....

Cant find anything wrong with "bad bulb"...

Thank you again JVB and Marchyman!

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Old 06-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #6
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My 05 did this a couple times. Found it to be an intermittent connection in the socket due to crud build up, sometimes it would work, sometimes not. Cleaned out the socket and all is well.
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