This is a basic electrical/test question for a novice so please be patient.
I dropped the my 2009 DL650 in the rain the other day. I smashed the left front indicator
light case (only the raw led bulb is left which I've covered in clear tape for now), and somehow (??) also rattled apart the right front indicator
(mostly intact, glued together for now). Both still work (light up)
, and I've ordered the replacement lights online to replace.
While checking the damage, I also noticed my rear right indicator
is not working. It has no sign of damage, and does not light up with the turn signal OR hazard lights. The left rear indicator works fine.
I don't know for sure if the rear right indicator light/wiring etc. was damaged during the crash, or if it's been like that for a while - I haven't checked that since last fall before I stored it.
QUESTION: What is the hierarchy of steps towards troubleshooting and fixing this minor issue? i.e. A step-by-step guide to finding the problem, in the order of easiest to hardest/most expensive.
CONTEXT: I'm not a mechanic by any stretch, but am trying to learn. I've changed the oil, brakepads, removed the back tire, the gastank etc., and installed heated grips last fall (the 'correct' way, merged into the USB port switched via ignition).
I have a wiring diagram, but it's an older bike with a lot of wiring madness. I'm a bit intimated about splitting open the harnesses etc. and am not sure where if there are fuses to check.
Any help would be amazing. I'm happy to provide a picture of the wiring if that helps. I've already learned a lot through this forum so thank you in advance.
Stay safe friends.