Turn Signal Not Flashing

QuestionMy Harley Heritage Softail 1996 indicator/turn signal lights stay on when instead of blinking. I hit the “turn” button for the signal/turn lights, but they just come on and stay on! Help!
Regards Jonny Garnder from Australia.

AnswerJonathan, sounds like you have a bad turn signal module. You will find this module between the fuel tanks, beneath your dash area. Thanks, and good luck

Question Similar Question Been enjoying the videos and tips I have a 2008 Street glide with 90K miles on it. I always took it to the dealer until I found your website and got the premium membership. I have a problem with the right rear turn signal it lights (i have the continuous on type) but it will not flash. I have changed the bulbs, replaced the entire turn signal bar this weekend and it still did not fix it. The front turn signal still works so I assume it is not the switch. Any hints on where to look next?

Answer Richard, you may have a faulty turn signal security module (TSSM). You can change it out but unfortunately, the only way to verify this before hand is to have the dealer scan your m/c.

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118 Responses to “Turn Signal Not Flashing”
  1. Emmett
    Emmett

    The wrong bulb will cause a constant on condition as well. I bought a used soft tail springer that the previous owner had put an AutoZone bulb in one of the rear turn signals. The correct H-D bulb with the correct resistance fixed the issue cheaper than a module.

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  2. Wayne Goebelt
    Wayne Goebelt

    How do you disconnect and reconnect a turn signal that is being replaced?

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  3. Jeff
    Jeff

    Ok T have a similar problem. I have an 07 883 Sportster. My turn signals don’t work but my 4 ways do. I was told by a dealer that I had to have it fixed by them because the module need pass worded. Is this true or could I buy one from Ebay and put it in myself? I am on a fixed income and trying to save some money.

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  4. Jacob
    Jacob

    I have a 01 softail and wen u apply the brakes the rf and rr blinker comes on and wen u let go it goes dim and on my dash wen i apply the brakes the light for the blinker comes on help me

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  5. Sam
    Sam

    I have 1993 softtail and left turn signal work but right doesn’t it doesn’t blink ..

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    • Derek
      Derek

      Had the same problem on a 99 Fatboy changed the ignition switch and problem was solved

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  6. Mike
    Mike

    Have a 97 FXDWG. Installed a badlander load equalizer 17 years ago for run and brake lights on the rear. If the bike is not moving the right turn signal functions correctly. If bike is moving, if you press the right turn signal, it will light up, but not flash. Looked in the service manual and this problem is not listed for troubleshooting the turn signals. Any suggestions?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi, Mike. Would try the signal function without the Badlands module. If the signal works correctly, the Badlands module is bad. Otherwise, you may have an issue with your turn signal module or your issue can be in your harness or plugged connections. http://www.fixmyhog.com/videos/electrical/

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  7. Dane
    Dane

    I have the same problem. I did replace the TSSM yet it still does not flash. I did replace the factory bulbs with LED bulbs prior to this condition…………… any suggestions?

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  8. Steve
    Steve

    I have just bought a 92 softail custom. The turn signals work on accessory mode and ignition with no lights mode but when you turn the lights on they wont work? Do you think it is my module.? Thanks

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  9. Todd
    Todd

    My speedometer is working erratic. When I give it throttle the speedimeter digital reading goes blank and the engine light comes on and the turn signals will not flash. When I come to a stop they work

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  10. jim
    jim

    have 2000 roadking classic, when turning on ignition right turn indicator on dash is lit, and the bulb has both filaments lit ,back stays lit also and neither flashes? whats up with this

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    • wally
      wally

      wow i cant beleave some one has the same problem ,its my left side dash board light stays on and the front blinker stay on wont blink 2001 softail non efi good old s s carb give me a shout dont wanna go to the dealer

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  11. Kevin
    Kevin

    the turn signals on my 1976 are flashing however more like a strobe than traditional slow blinking. The emergency flashers are working correctly. i have change the flasher relay and replaced all the bulbs.

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  12. Rich S
    Rich S

    I have a 1999 Road King and the problem is my turn signals want flash but the flashers will? help please.

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  13. Ritch
    Ritch

    97 XL 1200 Custom. I recently purchased this, my first Harley. It’s a very clean, low miles stock bike. After riding now for several short rides, some of the gremlins are exposing themselves.
    One problem that I haven’t nailed down the source is my left turn-signal works intermittently. It seems to be getting worse. When it’s not working, there is no signal front & rear and no signal indicator either. When working, both markers function properly as does the indicator.
    With new bulbs installed and sockets cleaned, I’ve narrowed the problem down to either the left turn signal switch or the turn signal module.
    Is one of these more than likely the culprit, or is there other probable possibilities?
    Which ever is the issue, are there test I can do to figure it out ,or do I have to start replacing parts until it’s repaired?
    If it’s the module, do I have to have the dealer program it as I’ve read some of the other customers have had to do on newer models? Thanks in advance!

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  14. eric
    eric

    1993 electra glide turn signal indicator lights come on and stay on. directional lights don’t work

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  15. william
    william

    i have a 1985 sportster xls 1000cc it has slow turn signals real slow,how can i solve the problem?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi William. Start by replacing your flasher. The flasher on your m/c is the old conventional style. It is inside of your headlight bucket unless the bike/wiring has been altered.
      If that doesn’t help, we would suggest that you begin cleaning up grounds. Old, corroded grounds can cause a variety of issues. Sometimes, on older rides like yours, the signals will flash correctly when the m/c is running and flash slowly when not running.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/post/videos-harley/
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/videos/electrical/

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  16. rich
    rich

    my turn signals and brake light are on but when I try to use turn signals none of them flash and when I use the brake front and rear it doesn’t come on, all the running lights are on but will not flash

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    • Dany
      Dany

      i have a problem with my v rod muscle the front turn light work problem is one of them the light is lower then other one and i take it out tested it separatley and its brighter
      Could it be the module not giving more power of the left mirror is like 50% less light then right one

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    • Rich S
      Rich S

      I have the same problem reversed , I’m leaning toward the TSSM being bad . I can manually make the lites work ,so their is no issue with the wiring .

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  17. Rich c
    Rich c

    I have a 2009 street glide. . All my running lights are on, but when I press either brake lever my light doesn’t switch to brake. My turn signal running lights are on but when I try to use them they do most flash. Not even when I try to use the 4 way. What is my problem??

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  18. Marcus
    Marcus

    O7 street glide …so any ideas why my rear turn signal lights don’t come on, and also left rear signal don’t work… right side signal works just don’t come on with brake n plate lights… checked bulbs both work…

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  19. Dave Buckland
    Dave Buckland

    Was on recent road trip and left turn signal began staying on constantly , pulled bulbs to keep from melting socket as they were hot , I had “bottomed out a couple of times and thought maybe tire had hit wiring , but dealer said (without checking) most likly signal modual …thoughts?

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  20. Michael garcia
    Michael garcia

    My turn signals will not flash I replaced the turn signal module and still doing the same thing maybe it has a relay but I can’t find it any tips will be appreciated

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  21. mike
    mike

    I did a set of mini apes on my 03 fatboy. I ran the wires through the bars and made all make connections. now my turn signals will not come on. all other buttons on the controls work expect the turn signals. the fuse is fine as well as the bulbs. they were working just fine before I did the bar swap

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  22. Jay
    Jay

    We have a 2006 street glide that the right front and rear turn signal stays flashing very dim. When use the right turn signal it works fine but just will not go out. Some times the lower rear fender shirt light goes out also? Any help would be great.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Jay. You may be chasing more than one electrical issue here.
      You may have a bad turn signal/turn signal security module or a bad speed sensor.
      However, suggest starting with a thorough inspection of your rear fender harness.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/videos/electrical/
      Thanks
      Mark-FMH

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  23. Greg
    Greg

    Turn signals worked on 2000 883 sportster; right rear got broken off. Replaced but doesnt flash, although left ones still do. Thanks

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  24. Earl
    Earl

    I know everything goes through the TSM module, as the unit has a FOB, BUT it starts easy, rides well no problems except for left turn signal.
    In my past I have rode plenty of bikes that had no signal, but in todays world where cagers play whack a mole with people on bikes-yeah its pretty important.
    If I replace the TSM, can I retrain the unit myself, for the FOB? It always seems like Harley has certain years that stuff has to be done at the dealership…LOVE THAT.
    Funny thing- when I hit the emergency flasher (BOTH turn switches at the same time) the Right comes on first (split second) but they both flash,
    so to date I have:
    1.left signal doesnt work
    2.if I hit both left and right the emergency flashers work
    3.running lamps work in front (front lamps are 2 element 1157s)
    4.left switch was checked by me and when depressed has continuity
    5. if I leave the FOB AWAY from Bike if I move the bike the lights flash for security
    6.got to the TSM and removed it (tough to do without removing rear tire) no signs of being submerged (wet pins or connectors)
    7. could this have been just happinstance? 2007 FLSTC Heritage

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  25. Everardo
    Everardo

    Hi, I wanted to ask I have a 2001 Road King Classic. I was riding and decided to stop on a dark road. I had my blinker on for a few minutes when I notice they stop working. I try to turn them on but they don’t work now. Also I notice that my turn signals stop working. My running lights and brake lights work fine. What could the problem be? please help.

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  26. william
    william

    while riding turn the right turn signal on it flashes rapidly then doesn’t work and the key light comes on

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  27. Ryan
    Ryan

    I have a 2001 sportster 1200. i installed an led rear tail light and am having issues with turn signals now. on ACC mode they fuction perfectly(flash on left and right side and running lights). once i switch to ON, they only illuminate and stay on, no flashing what so ever, and this includes no flashes on rear as well. all turn signals function in ACC mode. turn her on and they just stay solid when i hit my signals. any help?

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  28. Barry B Clark
    Barry B Clark

    I have a 98 roadglide all the turn signals work when the key is on but when you start the bike up the left side wont work at all do you know what could cause this problem

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  29. lyle
    lyle

    Have a 2004 RK Classic. Flashers work fine. Turn signals work but do not automatically shut off after a turn. Appreciate the suggestions!

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  30. eaglewingforever54
    eaglewingforever54

    My 2001 FLSTC,After Minor Accident IN Water,The Right BLINKERS Work, But Left Side Don’t

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  31. Chad
    Chad

    I put a rear try bar fender light on my 2014 streetglide and my turn signal now acts as my running light and my running light flashed then I hit the turn signal ???? Please help

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  32. Chris
    Chris

    I have a 2000 heritage, no matter which turn signal I use, the hazards flash. Hazards also flash if I hit both signals at same time as they are supposed to……help please

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    • Bryant
      Bryant

      I had a problem with my buddy’s ’98 Fatboy like that. He changed his turn signals out to smaller bulbs, and wired in a Badlands equalizer to account for the smaller bulbs. Worked great for 1 season. This spring he brought it to me because all turns would light up and not flash when any switch was hit. Replaced tsm with Badlands tsm, and all turns flash when hitting any either switch. Stumped for a while, then I removed the equalizer 2, all work fine.

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  33. Ken
    Ken

    1997 Heritage Speedo working spuratical when not wrking turn signals wouldn’t work. Harley shop said it needed new speedo. Just put on a D Kirk Speedo it works but no turn signals. Went through shop manual bypassing signal module all test led to a bad module. Changed module and still no flashers. Please Help

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  34. Ian woodward
    Ian woodward

    Hi my indicators won’t work, I turn my fat bob 57 plate on start the bike press the indicator blinks once and the key symbol comes on then indicators won’t work the flashers blink when alarm activates

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  35. Joe Jackmovich
    Joe Jackmovich

    NB Ticket 17524 Daughter lives 1100 miles away and does not have a manual, she has turn signals inop and brake light issue on her ’92 FXRS. Where is the fuse box and relays for this? Thanks in advance. I don’t have that manual either.

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  36. Raven
    Raven

    NB Ticket 17845 2007 ultraclassic tour. Signals worked fine going to church in AM. Now no signals or brake lights. Checked all fuses and connections. All appear fine. No burn outs. Nothing in manual for this trouble shooting.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Dear Raven,

      Thank you for your patience. In regards to your question-

      Really sounds like a blown fuse.
      Make sure that you test your fuses with a test light or multimeter.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/simplifying-electricity-002170/

      I hope this helps!

      Sincerely,

      Mark
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  37. Rodney Desormeaux
    Rodney Desormeaux

    I have 2000 FXDWG that my son laid down. Replaced front left turn signal and now when I hit the turn signal button the front lights up but does not blink. Rear left does not come on at all. Changed rear bulb with no luck. Help!!

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    • Luke
      Luke

      01 fxstd-I right blinker wire to rear harness connection under seat. Worked fine stopped working checked with test light on brown wire at plug no power

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  38. Mike
    Mike

    Ticket 18295 Turn signals on my 1998 Dyna Superglide will not flash. I followed the troubleshooting guide in the factory service manual and bought a new turn signal module as the test indicated the module was bad. Put the new module in and the signals still do not flash. Replaced the bulbs… all good. They light up but they do not flash. Four way flashers work. I am looking at the ground wire today. Any ideas or suggestions?

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  39. Aaron
    Aaron

    NB Ticket 18822 I have a 2013 FXDF Fatbob. My turn signals work. all running lights work. including the Speedo Backlight, However… on the Indicator lights below that indicate oil pressure, Left and Right Blinkers…ext. All Lights and indicators work except the Left Blinker Indicator does not turn on. The blinker itself works… its just the indicator. any ideas?

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  40. fuzzy melton
    fuzzy melton

    NB Ticket 18848 I have a 2006 heritage…when you turn the switch on the flashers blink several times…also front turn signals won’t work…rear signals work…and flashers won’t flash… any ideas…thanks

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Dear Fuzzy,

      Thank you for your patience. In regards to your question-

      You need to use a test light or multimeter. Start testing at the signal sockets.
      Also suggest checking for possible stored diagnostic trouble codes.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/troubleshoot-with-harley-error-codes-008010/

      Sincerely,

      Mark
      Fix My Hog Video Membership

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  41. mrjoeyd2017
    mrjoeyd2017

    Hi,I have a 1998 Fatboy and the right turn signal works fine everytime but when I turn the left turn signal on,All of my 4 turn signals start flashing like the 4 ways on a car,Like I said it only does it when I turn the left turn signal on.Can you please help me to find out the problem why it does that.

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  42. Joe
    Joe

    NB Ticket 19671 I have a 2018 road king special, I have replaced stock blinkers with moons mc led blinker pods. They worked fine for a couple months but now my right rear running light works but will not blink or work with brake or hazard?

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  43. kimberlysandwell1
    kimberlysandwell1

    How do you actually remove the whole rear signal housing on 03sportster

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  44. Jim
    Jim

    My signals function but only if I hold the button down. once I let up they turn off.

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  45. Andrew
    Andrew

    I have a 96 harley davidson sportster 1200 that has the front left blinker that will light up but won’t blink, however the 4 ways work all the way around. Any suggestions?

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  46. sarah davenport
    sarah davenport

    all 3 of my turn signals are working except (if your sitting on the bike) the front left. ive replaced the bulb that didnt work i can see on the filiment that the larger (steady) one is working but when i hit the turn signal switch it doesnt blink. Any ideas on it? before i have to take it to a dealer? would tracing the wire and maybe some kind of fix to the wire work?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Dear Sarah,

      Thank you for contacting us. Our experts will need to know the year/make/model of your Harley to better assist you. Please provide us with this information along with your question and we will forward your question to our experts.

      Sincerely,

      Taylar
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    • kellywells351
      kellywells351

      I’m haveing the same problem on my 2004 FLSTC EFI heritage softtail classic

      Reply
  47. Jerry calloway
    Jerry calloway

    My 1999 fatboy has a turn signal problem, the fronts come on but do not blink, and the rears dont light up at all! I replaced the turn signal module but there’s no change! Wasted my money! Please help!

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  48. Dustin J Feuerhammer
    Dustin J Feuerhammer

    Installed aftermarket LED bulbs on my 2007 Street Glide. Now when I apply either front or rear brake, my left turn signals light up but do not blink. They will blink soon as I let go of the brake though. Then today I noticed my red key light on my dash was on. Then, my left blinkers were on but did not blink now or do anything. All of a sudden turn bike off then back on. No red key, and blinkers working just fine. Whats wrong?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Dear Dustin,

      Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

      Start by checking for possible stored diagnostic trouble codes that may help steer you in the right direction.
      DTC’S
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/troubleshoot-with-harley-error-codes-008010/

      We’d love to have you be a part of our community. We are convinced you will enjoy the benefits of becoming a member and having access to the best instructional how to videos and professional tips. We would like to offer you a special promotion for your first-year membership.
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  49. Raul Dejesa
    Raul Dejesa

    hi there my bike 2001 roadglide my hazard light is working my left signal light is working but everytime I activate my right turn signal my fuse is blown , I check all the wiring and is good, need help to solve the probem

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  50. kellywells351
    kellywells351

    Mine was were seat lock in had pinched wiring harness and made right rear stay on shorting out against frame

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  51. joe m gomez
    joe m gomez

    I cannot find tsm on my 1999 Road King. They told me to look between tire and fender and there’s nothing there. I look under the seat; nothing. They say it’s rectangular.

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  52. Daryl Knight
    Daryl Knight

    I have a 98 fxdwg. The blinkers work fine as long as the bike is just switched on not running or at idle. When you speed the engine up, the blinkers start to blink really fast and the higher the engine turns the faster they blink and then they just stay on and do not blink until you let the engine idle again. Any thoughts because this is really driving me insane. Thank you.

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  53. Rick Scoles
    Rick Scoles

    Hi , I have 93 Fatboy and i have problem with the left and right blinkers coming on and going off by themselves .

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  54. Chris
    Chris

    Dual element front signal Flashes but doesn’t light as a running light. Checked the bulb, it’s good.

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  55. SteveMy
    SteveMy

    My right turnsignal will turn on but won’t turn off without playing with the switch, the switch seems to be loose. Would you think I just need to replace the switch? The right signal works fine

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  56. Gary
    Gary

    2000 softail night train. Just added led rear tail light and blinker combo. I have also added the load resistors. Problem is, Only my Left blinker works and the right blinker is still staying solid. I have checked out the load resistor and they are both working. Any help would be great.

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