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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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hey I am new to owing a Goldwing I have a 1985 Honda Goldwing GL1200 Interstate
and I am having a problem with my turn signals are not working . trying to find the turn signal relays .but no luck I did find the 4 way flasher relay but I can not find the turn signal flasher relay …
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2019, 11:38 PM
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Welcome to the GWOF.....We have some very talented 1200 mechanical people here. Be patient and I'm sure one of them will be along to help.



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Welcome from the northern tier of PA. As Bill said some smart 1200 people will be along with the answers to your questions. Enjoy the forum and ride safe.

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Good morning and welcome. While I'm no 1200 expert, being as your bike is an '85 model, the turn signal relay should be located under the steering stem near the signal control unit and the position relay. However, there are a multitude of tests on various connectors in the harness that may also require testing for continuity/current flow. Do you have a shop manual? If not, PM me and I'll see about getting you some pdf's of the appropriate sections/pages.

Of course one of our members that is a tad more familiar and current with the 1200 could still jump in and confirm or deny what I have found so far.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-22-2019, 08:10 PM
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Turn Signal - 4 Way Flasher Relays -

Hey Joe - Like the 1500 GW - the 1200 turn signal and 4 way flashers are actually divided into two (almost) identical circuits and except for the Auto-Canx Control Unit - troubleshooting is pretty straight forward.

There are 2 interchangeable Flasher Relays. 1 operates the Turn Signals and 1 for the 4 way flashers. The two relays are mounted across from each other near the yoke below the ignition unit. The false tank must be removed for access.

1 Have the turn signals ever worked properly ? Are the bulbs the original filament style - or have you replaced them with the newer LED's.

2 Do both Left and Right (Front/Rear) turn signal lights come on - just don't flash ?

3 Do the 4 way flashers work ?

4 From memory (?) I think there are two fuses to check - fuse 5 (15 amp) = turn signal relay power, and an (In-Line) fuse below the fairing pocket insert = 4 way flasher relay power.

5 The handle bar - Turn Signal Switch internal contacts can be the source of the problem. Carefully disassemble the switch contacts and clean. Watch for the small parts to try and escape.

6 Inspect both flasher relay socket connections and/or relay pins for corrosion. Swap the two flasher relays - Retest the Turn Signals.

If you have to chase down a wiring or ground problem you'll need a schematic for some color codes and additional component locations.

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Turn Signals -

Hey Joe - Are you still having to use hand signals to indicate a turn while riding ?

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Did any of this information help to resolve your problem ?

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