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Unread post by OoJRod06oO » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:37 pm

I have a 2001 Kawasaki Eliminator 125 and the turn signal won't work on it. I've checked all the bulbs which look good, I checked the button and it looks good, and I tried to follow the wiring from the button but it goes into one main string with all the other wires and I can't find where they come back out.

None of the signals work and the indicator on the tank doesn't light up either. Does any one know what the problem could be or does anyone know the wiring setup of the bike so I could check the rest of the wiring? Thanks for the help.

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Unread post by TechTMW » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:14 pm

Two options.

1. Your ground connection for the signals is disconnected, or you ahve a break in the wire... You will need a wiring diagram to trace these wires to find out where the ground point is, and which wires you should test for continuity. (Get a shop manual) You may have to remove body work and/or the gas tank to get to them. You will also need a multimeter. If you haven't got a multimeter or a shop manual, it's probably best to take the bike in to get fixed.

2. Your blinker relay is shot. Get a new one at the Kawasaki dealership!

You can just skip option 1 and go directly to option 2, but if the relay isn't the problem, I bet you'll be pissed at yourself for spending the money!
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Unread post by 9000white » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:27 pm

what about the fuse???
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Unread post by TechTMW » Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:29 pm

Niiiiice. Good Catch Dr. Bob. :shock:
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Unread post by OoJRod06oO » Fri Jul 07, 2006 5:48 pm

I thought it might be the fuse too but I can't follow the wiring enough to find the fuse. Any one know where that might be located?

If the fuse isn't it, looks like I'm going with TechTMW's idea and taking it somewhere.

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Unread post by 9000white » Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:26 pm

if nobody on here knows where the fuse panel is call a kawasaki dealer tomorrow and ask the service department where it is.
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Unread post by TechTMW » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:04 am

the location of the Fuse box should be in the owners manual.
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Unread post by OoJRod06oO » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:37 am

I tried to find the fuse again so I checked the owners manual but according to that, the bike only has a few fuses and they've all checked out.

I think I may have found the problem though. I found a wiring schematic at BikeBandit.com (Here) and I found the turn signal relay assembly (Part 27002 on the site) so I decided to check it on my bike. When I found it on my bike (atleast I think I found the right part) it had a yellowish jelly like substance on it. Does this probably mean its shot?

I don't even know for sure if I found the right part. It's a small black box (about 1"x1" or maybe a little bigger) with a wiring harness with 4 wires going into it and the whole thing had a rubber covering around it (the yellow substance was found on the inside of this rubber so I'm pretty sure it came from this part). Does this sound like the right thing?

I'm going to go test for continuity between the switch and this part to make sure right now, but I just wanted to check if I was on the right track.

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Unread post by Big B » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:40 am

i'm pretty sure the yellowish jelly is dielectric grease. it's supposed to be there (maintains a good connection by keeping crap out)

of course i could be having a brain fart right now. there's really no telling anymore :D
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Unread post by OoJRod06oO » Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:05 am

The wires from the switch to the relay (if thats what it is) have pretty good continuity, one wire had about 8 ohms, the rest had 2-3 so I thinks thats ok, right? Or is 8 ohms too much resistance to work properly? I'm not too good with this electrical stuff.

Oh, and good to know about the yellow gel. Thanks for all the help you guys have been.

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Re: Turn Signal Problems

Unread post by Danielboone » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:14 pm

OoJRod06oO wrote:I have a 2001 Kawasaki Eliminator 125 and the turn signal won't work on it. I've checked all the bulbs which look good, I checked the button and it looks good, and I tried to follow the wiring from the button but it goes into one main string with all the other wires and I can't find where they come back out.

None of the signals work and the indicator on the tank doesn't light up either. Does any one know what the problem could be or does anyone know the wiring setup of the bike so I could check the rest of the wiring? Thanks for the help.
Under seat there is a relay as well as by the battery

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Re: Turn Signal Problems

Unread post by NorthernPete » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:01 am

I'm pretty sure they'd have found the issue over the last 11 years. Lol
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