Dash lights stay on when key in "lock" position


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canoodle
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Dash lights stay on when key in "lock" position

Post by canoodle » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:58 pm



Hi all

Something weird just started today-when I turn the key all the way to the left, in order to lock the bars-the dash lights are staying illuminated.
Why is this happening? pretty weird.



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Re: Dash lights stay on when key in "lock" position

Post by Charlie1Horse » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:51 pm

So, if you turn the key only two clicks to the left,(off but not locked) do the lights still stay on? If they do I would think you have a sticking relay. If they go off at that point, I would think that maybe you have defective ignition switch. One more click to the left and the lights should be on again. You might check the ground connections as well.
Russell

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Re: Dash lights stay on when key in "lock" position

Post by canoodle » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:18 am

Hi

Thanks reply mate-they only go off when in the "off" position-all others the dash remains illuminated. My battery is also fried..couldn't start
the bike at all today.Just click click click...looks like I bought a lemon...nice.

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Re: Dash lights stay on when key in "lock" position

Post by CrystalPistol » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:49 pm

I knew they had a lock position, just never used it.
canoodle wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:18 am
My battery is also fried..couldn't start
the bike at all today.Just click click click...looks like I bought a lemon...nice.
Bike or battery?

Is there a "park" position that lights a few lights when parked? I ask as I only use off myself and two flights of stairs to trike or bike.
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Re: Dash lights stay on when key in "lock" position

Post by bellboy40 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:08 pm

I don't use the park position of the switch either, but I believe that only the tail light is supposed to be left on when in that position.

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Re: Dash lights stay on when key in "lock" position

Post by RockportDave » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:32 am

Looking at the schematic, nothing should have power in “LOCK and OFF” positions.
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