With the advent of today's electronics, wiring is still the same (yes, remove the switch and wire together) but an on-board computer somewhere somehow may well store the faulty switch input as a fault code that needs to be reset manually or, in newer bikes, with special communication equipment and software from the mfr. As yet, there are no standards for OBD compliance for bikes like on cars so sometimes it can be expensive. For instance, Yamaha's newer sport touring bikes give a check engine light for stoopit stuff. With 2015 and earlier models the owner could reset the fault at home. From 2016 on, no more. You either see the dealer every time or you buy the stuff to do it with.
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