Tail lights brake lights out horn works when running


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Dexter17
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Tail lights brake lights out horn works when running

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Help me please 1981 gl1100 fuse? Ground wire ? What am I missing?


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Have you checked the fuses and ground wires? We can't do that for you.
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Yes ground is green right? And fuses replaced
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There is the possibility the bulb is bad or a wire loose somewhere. On the horns, they don't like low voltage, I have seen several of them that don't work unless the engine is running. Don't need it much when it isn't running anyway.
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Bulbs changed gotta be a wire under the seat
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Re: Tail lights brake lights out horn works when running

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Check the wiring in the tail light housing, behind the bulbs. I had some odd tail light issues that came from loose/corroded connections back there. Make sure everything is clean and tight.
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Re: Tail lights brake lights out horn works when running

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Where is the last point in the circuit where there is power?
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Re: Tail lights brake lights out horn works when running

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I had a similar problem. I just ran a new wire from the fuse block back to the lights. I also cut wires to the non-essential rear lighting. At some point I may try to sort that all out, but I just wanted functioning tail/brake lights for now!
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Re: Tail lights brake lights out horn works when running

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I can scan the wiring diagram for you when I get home this evening if you'd like.


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