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Author Topic: Headlight will not turn on  (Read 146 times)

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Headlight will not turn on
« on: July 16, 2021, 08:08:17 pm »
Hello fellow boltíers,

   Recently I purchased a 14í bolt from a guy and the head light didnít work. I figured it was just a bad bulb and didnít even mention the issue to the guy. Brought it home, got the headlight bulb out. Went and purchased another. Now after RE-installation, the headlight doesnít turn on. Iíve started the bike so it was running and still nothing. All blinkers and tail light works. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks 🇺🇸



Offline joko

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Re: Headlight will not turn on
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2021, 09:34:53 pm »
You check the fuse?

Offline DrM

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Re: Headlight will not turn on
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2021, 10:11:56 pm »
I recommend you download the Service Manual in the Tech Section of this web site.  It might not be your year bike, but there isn't that much that changes year to year.

First thing, as Joko says, check the fuse for the headlight.  The fuse box is under the rider seat.  Check the fuse with a continuity meter, don't just use a visual inspection. Fuse failures aren't always visible.

If the fuse tests good then follow the check list in the Service Manual, which I have included to save you some time. 

You can also check the headlight itself for continuity.  I have included the Service Manual page on how to access the headlight bulb.

Be careful getting into the dimmer switch on the left side of the handlebars.  It is very easy to disturb these wires and cause the connections to separate or short into an adjacent wire.

Good luck.  If all else fails, take it to a dealer.