Reserve lighting unit


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Cva591967@gmail.com
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Reserve lighting unit

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I cooked my reserve lighting unit. I do not have a battery, so I hooked an auxiliary power unit, it cooked the reserve power unit. Why did this happen and I have read it is best to jump this unit. I am not sure how to exactly please help. And should I replace it? Please help
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\They are available on Ebay cheap. Also research the work around, many just disable them.
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1977 GL 1000 Standard (naked can be good, who knew?)
Cva591967@gmail.com
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I will look again, I only saw one
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The reserve lighting unit is likely to fail due age. You should bypass and not replace them. A replacement will fail soon always. Bypass is easy with three wires. Google it.
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Re: Reserve lighting unit

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Imported from NGW forum


The By Pass, 3 Wires, 6 Female Spades

1, Top Plug Top Left To Top Right
2, Top Plug Lower Left (inside) To Lower Plug Lower Left (inside)
3, Top Plug Lower Right (outside) To Lower plug top right (outside)




1982 GL 1100 Interstate SOLD
1977 GL 1000 Standard (naked can be good, who knew?)
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