inop led saddlebag lights


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bruce P
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inop led saddlebag lights

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Hi guys, my friend has a 2008 1800 with led side lights on saddlebags. The right bag four lights don't work. My question: are all four hooked like in series, so if one is out they all are? So the entire led strip must be replaced? Or is it just that the wires to that side probably broken, not grounded etc.?
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Bruce


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Re: inop led saddlebag lights

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Have you checked for voltage where the light plugs in?
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Andy Cote
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Not sure if they are different but do you know which brand lights they are?
2015 Goldwing, basic black

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bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-F Super Sport 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: inop led saddlebag lights

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Get out your digital volt meter and start checking voltages. There are so many aftermarket LED kits it's hard to say how they are wired.
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 68,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:43 pm
Location: Coatesville, PA
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800-HPNA - 68,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse camping trailer
Darkside #1720
bikes owned:
1975 CB550-4 final mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maximum 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-F Super Sport 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles

Re: inop led saddlebag lights

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Get out your digital or analog volt meter and start checking voltages. There are so many aftermarket LED kits it's hard to say how they are wired.


08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 68,000+ miles
1995 Bunkhouse Camper
Darkside #1720
1975 CB550-4 mileage unknown
1982 Yamaha 650 Maxim 30,000 miles
1987 Yamaha XVZ-1300 Venture 109,000 miles
1982 CB750-FSS 60,000+ miles
1996 Honda GL1500-SE 210,000 miles
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