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disconnected lisence plate still no head light.... I searched for ground problems 1300 could not find anything... exept the one for the 1800,whatelse could I should I or must check.... Hollister is in 2 days !! thanks in advance for your help...btw where is the ground wire for the head lights????
 

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Have you checked the start switch? It shuts off the headlight when starting.
 

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its easier to follow your questions if you keep it to your original post, that way people reading or responding can keep track better :wink:


there is a short ground lead inside the headlight bucket that attaches to one of the headlight mounting bolts(outside the bucket).
 

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ok thanks for the advise on the original msg I'm learning ;)
as for the start switch I can't see anything wrong with it, I checked the power on the wires inside the headlight NO power, could not find ground lead inside the bucket what color is the ground lead? green I thought?
thanks again for helping me ,
ps: could it be the light switch itself?
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do you think maybe the light bulb has burned out. take it out and test it with a set of test wired direct to the battery.
 

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thanks syhman, I did and the highbeam worked but the low beam did not
will a new bulb do it even with no power on the wires inside the headlight housing?
 

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you will only have power on the wire in the bucket that corresponds to the position of the headlight switch. in other words.... if you had the switch in the low beam position then you would not have a headlight according to the test you made with the light direct to the battery. if you dont get high or low when installed then you most likely have a ground problem. take a test light or a meter and check the plug in the bucket.take one side of the test light to the frame (ground) do not use the light ground in the plug use the frame,then put the other side of the test light to the power supply post in the plug. turn on the bike and see if you get power to the plug both high and low beams ,if you do then you knowyou have power available and have a ground problem. thats why
i had you take the light to the frame not the plug. let us know what you find
 

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Last year my bright & dim switch went out, no headlight. remove cover one of the wires had broken off. I cut all the wires & twisted wires together for dim lights to work. Had to do something 1200 miles from home on a hollowday weekend. good luck Jeff
 
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