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High Beam Inoperative

1994 Yamaha Virago 535, 16,232 miles.

My step father gave me this bike and even then the High Beams wouldn't work. Low beam is fine, comes right on when the ignition is turned. I tested the contacts inside the switch for continuity and get confirmation for both Low and High Beams. I tried testing the voltage but not quite sure if my readings were correct: .22. Not really sure what else I should be looking for.

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