Turn Signal Wiring Assistance

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by JJP, Jul 17, 2003.

  1. JJP

    JJP Guest

    I recently bought a pair of Lockhart Phillips Short Stalk Turn Signals
    with Dual Filaments. The signals have three wires but the wiring on
    my bike (98 yzf 600) only has two. I ran two of the wires from the
    signals and left the other wire unconnected. I have running lights
    and they flash when i press my turn signals. So, they work. My
    question is should i ground the unconnected wire? Will having it
    unconnected short the bulbs or anything else?

    JJP, Jul 17, 2003
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  2. Here is Lockhart Phillips number (800) 221-7291

    I would call them and ask them. My guess here is that the 3rd wire is
    indeed a gounding wire, and as of right now it is either finding ground
    through your housing or feeding back through the other filliment, but
    you would notice it either being rather dim or the other lights being on
    that would normally not be.

    95 Nighthawk 750, Jul 18, 2003
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  3. JJP

    Charlie Gary Guest

    Here's my guess. Since they're dual filament, I would think that one wire
    powers one filament, the second wire powers filament number two, and the
    third wire is a ground.




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    Charlie Gary, Jul 18, 2003
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