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Running lights will not turn on, but the turnsynals all 4 front and back work and headlight will work too. On a Honda Shadow Spirit 1100c. Book says front come on with headlight.

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You don't post a year, so I'm going to guess it's a 2000 or newer.
1. First step is to check the bulb, or with a multi-meter test for continuity. The bulb should have 2 filaments. One for running lights, and one (brighter) for turn signal.
- The bulb should be a 1157 or equivalent. Not a 1156.
- Inspect the bulb socket for wear and/or corrosion.
- Replace bulb and test
2. Second step is to follow the wires back from the front turn signals to find the connector. The right turn signal has Blue, Green, and Blue/White wires. The left turn signal has Orange, Green and Orange\White wires.
- Because the turn signals are working, we know the Green(ground) wires are good. We just have to investigate the other wires. See if the connections are loose.
- Sometimes, when people install turn signals, they mix up the other two wires. Swap them around and see if that fixes the problem. You'll know this is the case if the front turn signals are not as bright as the rear turn signals.
3. Last step is to dis-assemble the turn signal switch component on the handlebars and look for corroded contacts. This is sort of complicated, so unless your comfortable with small electrical contacts, I would have someone do this for you.

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