rear left saddle bag tail light won't work


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rear left saddle bag tail light won't work

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My front left head light got damaged when I hit a deer. The clear cover and the reflector if broken and the head light housing is starting to stick out. When I use my multimeter with ground on brown center wire and either green it shows -23 volts. What is wrong?


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Re: rear left saddle bag tail light won't work

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laj48 wrote: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:11 pm My front left head light got damaged when I hit a deer. The clear cover and the reflector if broken and the head light housing is starting to stick out. When I use my multimeter with ground on brown center wire and either green it shows -23 volts. What is wrong?
Not quite sure what you're measuring - are you measuring the taillight? Or the headlight?

What is your multimeter set to? There are no voltages on the bike that could generate a reading of -23 volts.
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Re: rear left saddle bag tail light won't work

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My multimeter was set to 200 on the vdc scale. I tried a new bulb and it didn't work. Later I tried another spare bulb and it worked. I put the ground probe on the brown wire in the center of the plug and the red probe on either green to get the - 23. I sure need training on trouble shooting electrics.
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rear left saddle bag tail light won't work or My front left head light got damaged
Which is it?
If your headlamp lens is broken you need to replace the headlamp. Good source is to search motorcycle salvage yards, You do not want water(rain) getting in the headlamp!
As for the 23volts showing. There is nothing in the system to generate 23 volts to a headlamp bulb that I am aware of!?
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Re: rear left saddle bag tail light won't work

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My rear saddlebag tail light didn't work. I replaced it with a spare bulb that didn't work. I tried another spare bulb later on and it worked. The left front headlight got damaged in collision with deer. Iam waiting to hear from Progressive Insurance.


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