No headlights

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No headlights

Postby MisterEd437 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:34 am

I've lost all four headlights and have checked the bulbs and fuses. All four bulbs are ok and the fuses all test ok as well. where do I go from it a switch problem or perhaps a relay?

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Re: No headlights

Postby mbuesing » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:56 am

Mess with the start button. Common problem and may need to be cleaned.
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Re: No headlights

Postby canuck623 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:59 pm

I second that. The starter button sticks and doesn't return all the way and the headlights stay off.
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Re: No headlights

Postby PastoT » Mon Jan 06, 2014 4:38 pm

If you have only highbeams and you just used reverse play with the reverse switch, it also sticks even though the reverse light goes out and you can return to forward gearing. Both the start and reverse switches cut out headlights, the deference being the highbeams work still if its the reverse switch. Fiddle with them and spray clean them out. I noticed when the weather got cold both mine gave me some grief when it went below freezing.

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