No head lights on my 2003 Goldie trike


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Doonie
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No head lights on my 2003 Goldie trike

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My head lights only come on when I put it in reverse. It just started doing it this past weekend,and I have only low beams. I did not add or alter any wiring on this trike, can anyone help me


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Re: No head lights on my 2003 Goldie trike

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Try putting so W-D40 in the starter switch.
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Re: No head lights on my 2003 Goldie trike

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Best to take the starter switch apart, clean and re lube with spray lithium grease or the problem will return.
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Re: No head lights on my 2003 Goldie trike

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Thanks for everyone's input it is in shop but I will let him know your comments
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Re: No head lights on my 2003 Goldie trike

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The high beams are fed from two different circuits. The right side comes from a 35 amp relay which is energized from the same circuit that feeds the start reverse. The left side is fed directly from the beam switch. Screwy setup! I am rewiring them and installing a modulator that feeds both at the same time. The place to start is the start/reverse circuit. Both bulbs burnt out?
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Re: No head lights on my 2003 Goldie trike

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peppilepew wrote:The high beams are fed from two different circuits. The right side comes from a 35 amp relay which is energized from the same circuit that feeds the start reverse. The left side is fed directly from the beam switch. Screwy setup! I am rewiring them and installing a modulator that feeds both at the same time. The place to start is the start/reverse circuit. Both bulbs burnt out?
My bad, I missed the the point about the coming on above.


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