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I have a 1987 Heritage softail sport that the turn signals wont stay on by themselves.They will only stay on and blink when when you depress and hold the right or left switch.Is this normal on this bike or is there something wrong with the switch.

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Hey Clifford, They're made that way so we won't forget to turn them off.

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I have a 1987 Heritage softail sport that the turn signals wont stay on by themselves.They will only stay on and blink when when you depress and hold the right or left switch.Is this normal on this bike or...


No, not normal. Could be the switch or the self latching relay (that's what hold the blink function until you cancel it or it times out). I'd start with the relay unless the switch feels different or has been wet etc.

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Front left running light burns too bright and left rear blinker blinks faster.


Hi Kevin, you have the front left turn signal bulb installed 180 degrees out or your wiring is bass ackwards. Good luck and have nice day.

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Usually it takes as special tool to hold the lights while you tighten the screw. You have to take the turn signal off and adjust the light then put the turn signals back on.

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First, I'd try replacing the bulbs in both the front and rear turn signals. See what happens, that's pretty inexpensive to try.

The turn signals are controlled by the turn signal cancelling unit. You didn't mention if the problem was on just one side or if it was on both sides of the bike. I'd try to find someone that had a known good unit that would allow me to try it. The reason, they're expensive. The last one I installed cost nearly $150.

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DeJevu! I thought I answered this already. Anyway, I'll do it again. The first thing I'd try is putting new bulbs in the turn signal lights. Use the proper bulb called for in the books. This is a pretty inexpensive test.

Next, you didn't say whether or not it was both sides or just one side that was not blinking. The turn signals are controlled by the turn signal cancelling unit. I'd try to find someone that had a known good unit that would allow me to try the unit to see if that fixed the problem. I say this because the units are expensive. The last one I replaced costs about $150.

Oh yeah, on the Softail, I think the "tilt switch" located in the speedometer is involved in cancelling the turn signals as well. If the switch is stuck in the closed position, it may be cancelling the turn signal as soon as you set it. The switch is not in the circuit for the four way flashers. You'd have to look at a schematic to tell for certain. Sorry, I don't have one for a Softail.

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Set the alarm by holding the key fob button until you see running lights flash twice. Turn off the alarm by pushing the key fob button twice and the lights will flash once.

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