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post #1 of 11 Old 09-17-2013, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Emergency flasher button

The flasher button on my 2007 Wee will not lock in. If I hold it, the flashers work so it is making contact. Tried opening the clam shell and lubricating/cleaning with WD40 with no improvement. Common failure? Solution a complete housing replacement?

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The usual problem is the two screws that hold the housing together getting switched. The longer one should be in front so it doesn't foul the switch. Even if they were only swapped once, the switch housing could have been distorted.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Thanks Grey, I'll try relieving the stressed parts and see if I get any change. I do like having that emergency flasher option so a new housing may be in my future.

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Hmm, I'll check that as mine is a bit dicky, too. Thanks, GW.

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I had that problem with my '07. I found that the screws weren't reversed, but the short one was still making contact with the button, so I shortened it, & put a little di-electric in there.
As I bought the bike used, I can't say if that screw was where it belonged or not. But it was very obvious which screw goes where.

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I had that problem with my '07. I found that the screws weren't reversed, but the short one was still making contact with the button, so I shortened it, & put a little di-electric in there.
As I bought the bike used, I can't say if that screw was where it belonged or not. But it was very obvious which screw goes where.
So the clam shell screw was stopping the button from latching in the flash position? Hmmmmmmm.

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It's a common problem with them, my '07 came new from the dealer like that. Fix was to swap the screws as has been suggested, although by now that switch may have been buggered up internally by 6 years worth of attempting to engage it.

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So the clam shell screw was stopping the button from latching in the flash position? Hmmmmmmm.
I see now we are talking about two different problems. My problem was the button was frozen & would not depress.
Swapping the screws wouldn't work for me because the other one was longer, so I shortened the problem screw.

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I backed off the screw under the button and it seems to have fixed it.

However, I noticed my emergency flashers, unlike my cars, only work with the ignition on. I shall have to find the owner's handbook to check if that is correct.

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However, I noticed my emergency flashers, unlike my cars, only work with the ignition on. I shall have to find the owner's handbook to check if that is correct.
That's normal.

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