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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-15-2019, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Plug and Play lights not working

A friend with a 1990 GL1500 has just bought some of the orange lights to replace the reflectors in the side fairing. He has the plug and play connections already on the bike with the blanking plug still in but when the new lights are plugged in they do not light. The main headlight and all other lights are on but no power to the plug and play socket. We looked at fuses which seem ok so are we missing somewhere else that controls the power to these plug and play connections?

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That connector is powered from the # 3 Tail Main Relay.

Are the following lights on.....??

1. Position lights (either side of the head lights).

2. Running "tail" lights below the saddlebags.

3. Does the gas gauge and temperature gauge work.

If you answer "yes" to all 3 above the relay # 3 is good.

Have you checked for power on the "brown/white" wire at that connector.....?? You can use a test light to check.....!

Have you checked for continuity to ground on the "green" wire at that connector....??
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