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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-01-2010, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Were is the turn signal relay on a 1800 located. And how do you get to it?

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There is a relay in the turn signals? Or is it just a flasher unit?

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Not sure. When you turn the signal switch either way. Right and left signal lights Both at the same time come on on the dash, same thing happens when you put on the brake. Check all the bulbs. Front signals come on ok. Was using the emergency flasher yesterday for about 15 munutes. Parked it and got cought in heavy rain. It started acting up when I started it up after that. Acts like the Emergency switch is on all the time but It turns off.

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I am not sure what you are looking for, but you should look at a Honda Electrical Troubleshooting Manual to run this down. I looked at my ETM and found the following:

The "tail relay" is located under the seat just behind the fuel tank sensors (ETM pg 12-6 photo 38. It is the center relay. It supplies power to all the tail lights when the ignition switch is turned on.

The "turn signal relay" is located behind the instrument cluster (ETM pg 12-12 photo 74). I am not sure but I think this is the one that causes the turn signals to blink on and off.

I can't imagine troubleshooting electrical problems without using an ETM. Hope this helps.

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I would start at the emergency flasher switch. take it loose and make sure none of it is still engaged. The brake light part has me confused since the blinkers and the brake lights are not part of the same system like a Ford pickup, (just an example of a shared blinker and brake light system). The brake lights should never cause the turn signal indicator lights on the dash to light up.

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Not sure. When you turn the signal switch either way. Right and left signal lights Both at the same time come on on the dash, same thing happens when you put on the brake. Check all the bulbs. Front signals come on ok. Was using the emergency flasher yesterday for about 15 munutes. Parked it and got cought in heavy rain. It started acting up when I started it up after that. Acts like the Emergency switch is on all the time but It turns off.
By any chance do you have a hitch with an adapter for your trailer wiring ?

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2010, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Lights

Yes I do have wires for a trailer. I took the cover off they look ok. Maybe a place to start with a meter. Thanks. I took the emg flasher switch out and it was clean and dry.

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If your trailer wiring isolator and/or converter came from Electrical Connections you may want to give them a call. They were having issues with some of those parts fail. That is what I have on my bike and I had to replace one of the two pieces but can't remember which (I am thinking it was the converter). However, when mine failed I had different symptoms than what you have explained.
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