headlight goes out


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jprichard
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headlight goes out

Postby jprichard » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:58 am



Hi. I'm having an issue with my headlight. I have a 84 goldwing and as the bike gets hot our runs for a little while the head light goes out. Three bulb is new the fuse is good. (the fuse in the fuse block is anyway) . What am I missing? When the bulb is out, I checked for power at the fuse and there is none. Any ideas out there.



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virgilmobile
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Re: headlight goes out

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:35 am

When the headlight is out,fiddle with the start button a few times.Headlight power goes through it.

jprichard
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Re: headlight goes out

Postby jprichard » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:51 pm

You suggest wiggling the starter button. Should I maybe take it apart and clean the terminals if this works?

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83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: headlight goes out

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:45 am

Yes.if a tweak,jiggle or bumping it gets the light to come on,you have found your problem.
If you take it apart,expect dirt,grease,burnt contacts and a couple of small parts to deal with.




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