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TAIL AND INSTRUMENT LIGHTS

NOT WORKING IN ANY SWITCH POSSITION,I CHECKED ALL FUSES,BUT IM NOT GETTING ANY POWER TO THE POWER SIDE OF THE TWO FUSES MARKED INSTRUMENTS AND TAIL LIGHT, BUT THE FUSE IN THEM IS GOOD,I CHANGED THE HEAD LIGHT SWITCH,WHICH DID NOT FIX THEM,PLEASE HELP
THANKS, BOB

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  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    head light is not working put bulb on other side it works but not the other side do i need to change the socket were the bulb goes in or what.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    all running lights work i have power at the' switch fuses are good no head lights

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The only way to get power at the tail light fuse is with the lights on check again and see if you get power at the fuse with the lights on, if not then most likelly you have a bad head light swich

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