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2001 Harley Sportster 1200 headlight not working. Bulb and fuses ok, no voltage to the headlight plug.

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Ok youve done alot great job, now trace until you get voltage. follow that wire back until you get voltage in other words. if you have any kind of diagram your problems solution is sooo simple. i am a technician btw.

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1993 Harley Sportster 1200 fuse box location

Hi, Cecil fuse and circuit breaker location are as follows:
SPORTSTER-Underneath the seat or behind the left side panel or inside the headlight bucket.
SOFTAIL-Underneath the seat behind the battery or under the speedometer housing.
DYNA-Behind the left side panel.
TOURING-Under speedometer housing or left and right side panel.
Under the speedometer housing or inside the headlight bucket location is for mechanical circuit breakers only.
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look behind the panel on the left side by the battery. pull the fuse holder down. realease the little clip and tug it downwards. It sits in grooves and the body of the fuse block just slides up and down.

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