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Offline Luke dudney

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Indicator issues
« on: 25 October, 2019, 07:03:32 PM »
Just wondered if anyone can help every time iuse indicators i have to hold switch coz they will not stay on

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Indicator issues
« Reply #1 on: 25 October, 2019, 07:16:00 PM »
I am no expert, but I suspect you will need new switch.
Look on positive side, you won't forget to cancel. :mfrlol:

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« Reply #2 on: 25 October, 2019, 08:20:48 PM »
They go on, then off, then on then....(sorry).

It does seem as though it's a mechanical issue. Possibly solvable if you take the switch to pieces, but more than likely a new switch will be the outcome.

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« Reply #3 on: 26 October, 2019, 07:52:46 AM »
Take the switch apart for a visual inspection any fault would most likely be obvious and probably the result of water ingress. Give it a goodly spray of WD40, other maintenance spray products are available, and see what that does. If problem remains a replacement switch is on the cards and eBay may be your best friend.

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Re: Indicator issues
« Reply #4 on: 26 October, 2019, 11:56:43 PM »
"Hold the switch:" Why?

If its because the switch springs back to the centre without it being held then its quite clearly part of the mechanism inside the switchgear that; but if its because you can click it either side and the switch holds its position but nothing happens then, as above, its a contact issue where WD40/electrical contact cleaner may come in handy.

Two long screws on the underside of the switchgear should allow you to separate them, but be sure to remove the clutch switch wires before attempting to separate so you don't bend that.

Switchgear housings are, internally, very fiddling things; and on the L/H side especially. If you've never had one apart just take your time, and some photo's, to ensure nothing pops out of place. Second hand ones on eBay are very cheap so if you do find a fault then I'd probably just get a replacement rather than attempt a fix with something like a housing. If you do replace keep the faulty one you have at the moment as you may snip the wiring for the connectors / clutch connectors off in the future if needed... or sell it on if you ever sell the bike as spares.

Once you've got the housings separated click the switch either side and see what occurs. Can't say what the CBF one looks like on the inside but you'll soon figure out if somethings amiss (should just be something inside to hold it in place and something to move it when clicked to cancel; like cogs/metal plates etc).