Question about Honda VT 600 C Shadow Motorcycles
Headlight only comes on when the neutral lamp is illuminated. Any other gear and no headlight. Maybe a ground issue? Any hints where to look?
Hi, John if your headlight is not working, only one beam works, keeps burning out, blinking, dim or surges from bright to dim to bright the first thing you need to check is the headlight bulb for damaged filaments then check your light circuit fuse, then check your head light bulb socket ground wire for a clean tight connection, that being said the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ground or power supply wire to headlight bulb socket.
2. Worn down solder contacts or loose fit of the bulb base in the socket due to vibration.
3. Worn, chafed, or broken wires in the light circuit.
4. Corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets in wire connectors.
5. Faulty hi/lo beam switch.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Fuse is good but no continuity on both sides.
8. Faulty headlight relay.
9. Faulty wiring between battery positive and headlight bulb socket.
10. Weak charging alternator/generator/lighting coil.
11. Faulty voltage regulator/rectifier ground or overcharging.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like you have no connection at a major junction block in your wiring that will be running to you ignition and kill switch.. Look for a green (corroded) or loose connection. Also first would clean all battery connection!
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
1 remove the screw on the bottom of the chrome ring 2 remove the three screws from the retaining ring 3 pull headlight out and unplug.To remove the bulb remove rubber boot and push down on wire loop and push end out from under the retainer lip (you can loosen the screw 1/2 to1 turn if needed) remove bulb and replace. The new one turnso that the wider ear is pointing up (use the emblem on front)
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
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