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1986 Honda VT 500 C Shadow tail light not working

My tail light on my 86 Honda Shadow 500 does not work the brake light works but not the running light is there a fuse for this.

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Hi, Anonymous tail light issues are relatively easy to diagnose and repair always check the tail light fuse first and make sure you have power on both sides of the fuse holder and the usual suspects are:
1. Tail light bulb element is broken.
2. Tail light bulb soldered contacts are extremely worn down.
3. Tail light bulb socket corroded.
4. Tail light bulb socket has no power and or ground.
5. Tail light wiring harness damaged from the rear tire.
6. Tail light rear fender wiring harness connector faulty due to corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets.
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SOURCE: 1984 Honda Shadow VT700 Taillight/All other rear lights out.

it be a bad ground connection to the bikes frame or a bad ignition switch

Posted on May 22, 2009

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There seems to be some short in the circuit of the high beam, you will have to follow the high beam wiring, best would be to get the color of the high beam wire frm the head light bulb socket and trace it along you will sure find somwhere the along it the short.
Check the light switch and the blinker switch too.
Hope this helps!

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SOURCE: brake light for 86 honda vt500c shadow will not

Have you checked that its the right wattage for your bike .One way to test you bulb is to attack to the battery and see if the bulb gets any brighter .if it does then you may have a slight earthing problem .check to see if none of the wires have been trapped or are touching the frame anywhere ,

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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SOURCE: 1984 VT 500 C Shadow: 1983 honda shadow -starts and runs, seems to miss ...

The fuel filter is in the tank on the petcock and is self cleaning. I suspect you have bad spark plug caps on your bike the cap is part of the wire. If you remove the wire and take a reading with an ohm meter, the cap should read 5000 ohms . Anything above or below and you should replace the cap. This is probably causing the slight miss.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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SOURCE: 1998 honda shadow ace running light not working

change the light bulb, and / or check your fuses

Posted on May 26, 2010

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Hi, Jl45lc before diagnosing any brake light issue always check the bulb and fuse first for integrity a brake light staying on is usually caused by the front brake light switch, which is mechanical, not disengaging. On early models moving the throttle control housing closer to the front brake master cylinder is the main fix. On late models, the switch gets tweaked and needs to be realigned. A brake light that does not come on when the brake lever is applied can be caused by a faulty switch or no continuity in the wiring at the switch. The rear brake light switch is hydraulic and it is extremely rare to malfunction in a closed circuit condition causing the brake light to stay on. Usually, rear brake light switch issues are caused by no brake pedal free play or a sticky rear master cylinder piston. A brake light that does not come on when the rear brake pedal is depressed can be caused by a faulty switch, air contamination in the brake line, or no continuity in the wiring at the switch.
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Have you checked that its the right wattage for your bike .One way to test you bulb is to attack to the battery and see if the bulb gets any brighter .if it does then you may have a slight earthing problem .check to see if none of the wires have been trapped or are touching the frame anywhere ,

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