Headlight not woking


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Chitownjohnny
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Joined: Sun May 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Location: Montello, WI
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100

Headlight not woking

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Ok I have just about got everything done on my 81 gl1100. The trouble now is the damn headlight. It is brand new halogen it does not turn on ever. No low or high nothing. What should I check it has been a long painful road with this thing and this all that is holding it back. I stand corrected the parking lights don't work either. I have power at fuse both sides it is a black and red that go somewhere have to look at schematic. There is a white a blue and a green at the plug and I have nothing at plug or at switch which has a blue and a white. I clean out switch all contacts good. Gotta find power somewhere.


DaveO430
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Re: Headlight not woking

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Probably the start button. There is a switch in the start switch that shuts off the headlight when starting. Try popping the button, wiggle and pull on it.
Chitownjohnny
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Re: Headlight not woking

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well tried the switch it used to start now I just get a clicking noise like one click back by the battery and then done.
DaveO430
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Re: Headlight not woking

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Chitownjohnny wrote: Sun May 26, 2019 10:47 pm well tried the switch it used to start now I just get a clicking noise like one click back by the battery and then done.
Best guess the battery is dead.


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