No headlight after replacing the start stop switch.
Hi y’all, new to the forum. Been riding my 2003 VTX1800C for about 8 years since getting from someone who had obviously left it in the weather. Have had an intermittent fault that lets the bike run but without headlights off and on. Usually self resolves after awhile for unknown reasons. Had the stock solenoid fail and replaced it with an aftermarket ‘stock replacement part’ that essentially bolted right in. After that, the start switch began to ‘stick’ (worse than ever), the starter ‘dragged’ in engaging like the switch wasn’t connecting and/or the starter stayed engaged even with the kill switch off and the ignition key turned off! Even kept on cranking with the start switch disassembled...
So, I’ve just replaced the start stop switch with the Honda part 35013-MCH-020. No headlights. Same cranking issues (briefly).
Rechecked the wiring and it all matches perfectly.
Ideas or experience???