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post #1 of 7 Old 03-31-2013, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Front LED blinker help

Hi everyone. I just installed front led blinkers but now they wont blink. I have triple checked the wiring and I am not sure what is going on. Last year when I installed my CustomLED taillight I also replaced the stock blinker relay to fix the fast blink, so I was thinking that it would work for the front blinkers as well, but I guess not. The blinkers light up as running lights but when I engage either left or right, that particular blinker just turns off. Any ideas?

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How did you wire the blinkers up, did they have 2 or 3 wires.

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The aftermarket blinkers came with three wires: red, black, and green. The OEM blinkers had orange, orange with white, and green. I attached the red to the orange/white, black to orange, and green to green.

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Green is ground in Honda's wiring world. Orange is left turn signal power, orange with white stripe is left running light power. Light blue is right turn signal power, light blue with white stripe is right running light power.

Most of the aftermarket stuff runs like this - red for power, black for ground. On a three wire light, I would assume red for turn signal power, black for ground, green for running light power.

Bottom line: You have them hooked up wrong. For the left one, you need to connect red to orange, black to green and green to orange/white. On the right, red to light blue, black to green, green to blue/white.

I would suggest in future that you carefully research what wire goes to what - it is entirely possible to start an electrical fire by hooking up stuff wrong. Hope you didn't short out your flasher relay.

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Hook up a test light and double check your connections.
Hook it up to a ground or negative terminal and turn the key on and test the wires.. the running light should be constant illuminated on the test light and then try the other and activate the turn signal, should flash on the test light.
I had to do this for my CustomLED tail, either the instructions were wrong (dont have them anymore to double check) but the wires ended up backwards.

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Great, thank you CB700S! That was exactly the issue. I don't think I would have ever figured that out and I also have no idea why I thought I had it hooked up correctly in the first place.

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Hook up a test light and double check your connections.
Hook it up to a ground or negative terminal and turn the key on and test the wires.. the running light should be constant illuminated on the test light and then try the other and activate the turn signal, should flash on the test light.
I had to do this for my CustomLED tail, either the instructions were wrong (dont have them anymore to double check) but the wires ended up backwards.
This is what did when I installed mine. Same process for the rear integrated light.

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