1800 goldwing headlights problem


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Bo's1800
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2006 VTX 1800

1800 goldwing headlights problem

Postby Bo's1800 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:29 pm



I just purchased a 2003 goldwing 1800 GL. However I am having problems with the headlights. They come on when i put the bike in reverse but when in neutral or a gear, I have no headlights. I am new to a Goldwing, is there another switch that i am not aware of?



gareva1
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Re: 1800 goldwing headlights problem

Postby gareva1 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:07 pm

Are you saying that when the bike engine is running, the headlights are not on, but when you put the bike in reverse and push the starter button, the lights come on? If so, I'm thinking a relay is your culprit...Let me know if that's the problem you are having, and I'll look up which relay controls that function...I'm pretty sure it will be under the seat in the relay banks.

Bo's1800
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2006 VTX 1800

Re: 1800 goldwing headlights problem

Postby Bo's1800 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:38 am

Thats exactly what i am saying. It just went out. It was on one day and now its not on at all. If its the relay switch under the seat, is it something that i can fix myslef, for I know enough not to fool with the bike. Thanks for your reply

EKG
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Re: 1800 goldwing headlights problem

Postby EKG » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:24 pm

Hello, I had a similar problem and found that the starter switch contacts were dirty and after opening up the housing and using a lot of contact spray the lights worked A Okay.

Bo's1800
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2006 VTX 1800

Re: 1800 goldwing headlights problem

Postby Bo's1800 » Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:52 pm

thank you. I decided to go ahead and take it to a honda dealer, I went ahead and had them put in driving lights as well. So hopefully in a few days I will have it back. Til then I will be on my VTX. thanks for the info




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