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Default Turn indicator / left hand handlebar module

My left turn indicator does not stay on when used. But if you hold it, it will stay on. Right turn operation works good. Did a search- could not find any answers...
This usually happens when it is cold. Anybody have the same prob?
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Default Re: Turn indicator / left hand handlebar module

I would try spraying the switch with contact cleaner and working it back-and-forth. I have a high low beam switch that would turn out the lights when switch to high and contact cleaner fixed it.
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Default Re: Turn indicator / left hand handlebar module

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My left turn indicator does not stay on when used. But if you hold it, it will stay on. Right turn operation works good. Did a search- could not find any answers...
This usually happens when it is cold. Anybody have the same prob?
Thanks.
What do you consider cold?
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Default Re: Turn indicator / left hand handlebar module

contact cleaner is actually a good suggestion.

The switch uses a spring loaded bearing to hold the internal contact in position. It's likely the grease is just cold/worn out. Short of taking it apart, cleaning, and re-greasing the unit, cleaning it and flushing out the old grease is the only way.

Beware, it's not normal grease, so don't shove it full of bearing grease. Just a warning for the uninitiated. I assume you know this already.

But for Ligito's comment, I consider anything south of 0 to be cold. Down to that point, I can deal with it. I lived in North Dakota, don't forget.
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Default Re: Turn indicator / left hand handlebar module

Will try the contact cleaner. By "cold' I mean below 60f!.
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Contact cleaner will clean the contacts and free up the switch. However, it will also remove all of the silicone grease currently protecting the switch contacts from corrosion. The long-term solution would be to disassemble the switch pod, clean the contacts--and re-grease them.

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Maybe squirt some silicone lube in it, after using contact cleaner.
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Your a screwing around with some fairly delicate plastic pieces.
Make sure everything to spray or dab is delicate plastic compatible.

A ring of magnets help collect and contain small flying pieces.
Working on a beach towel may be appropriate for wandering pieces.

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