'86' aspy head light out


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'86' aspy head light out

Postby david4752 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:02 pm



Head light out upper and lower beam in bulb good, fuse good. Now where?



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Re: '86' aspy head light out

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:42 pm

Can you get it to come on at all by jiggling/messing with the high/low beam switch? It handles all the current for the headlight, and can get dirty/pitted over time, causing a headlight-out condition.

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Re: '86' aspy head light out

Postby david4752 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:54 am

No good with the jiggling. Has no power to any of the three wires that come into it. Has power at the fuse on its left side. Does the power go thru the ignition switch?

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Re: '86' aspy head light out

Postby david4752 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:01 pm

How come when I jiggle/mess with the starter button I can get the light to come on? I have been have been having trouble with the starter button not engaging the starter but it would start if you move it around. I guess I will have to change the starter button do I have to go used or do they make still?

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Re: '86' aspy head light out

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:07 pm

The headlight power goes through the starter button, so that the headlight is turned off while the starter button is pressed. This allows more power to be available for the starter. The starter switch can get dirty and/or corroded, and cause this problem. Try spraying it out with a quality electrical contact cleaner to see if it solves your problem.




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