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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-21-2019, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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85 gw interstate stripped

Hi I bought a project bike the p.o. removed all relays and cut not needed wires to the bike the headlight does not work no 12 volts to the bulb (bulb fine) have checked high low beams and turn signals for voltage seems o.k. Question Iím thinking of buying new wireing bundles to redo this electronic tragedy Iíve never done that project since everything is dark and mysterious under the tank etc is it a difficult project or just plug and play?
P.s. the wires are a mess.

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It's pretty simple, everything falls into place pretty much and plugs in to where it fits.

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Rewire

The guy was a monster who screwed up the wireing on the left facing forward he cut all wires to the bike leaving just high low and the turn signals I checked blue
Wire/white all have 12 volts to ground but the (headlight wires blue wire white wire ) Has 12 to ground from the blue but zero ohms to ground from the white all fuses are fine hmmm mission impossible, I have a background in electronics
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I think the under the coils relay (not the ones on the bar may be the culpret do you know what that relay is named).

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The fuel pump relay is down there....?

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What relay is for lights? All schematics point to the turn signal switch my headlights do not go on the front marker lights do go on, I have 12 volts to the white and blue wires at the turn signal switch blinkers also work. Hmmmm.

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This may sound weird, but the trouble just might be your starter button. The headlight wiring goes through there so, when you press the starter button to start the bike, the headlights should go off. You could try spraying some electrical contact cleaner in the start switch and pushing it in a bunch of times to see if that might clear your trouble.
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What relay is for lights? All schematics point to the turn signal switch my headlights do not go on the front marker lights do go on, I have 12 volts to the white and blue wires at the turn signal switch blinkers also work. Hmmmm.
I assume you mean at the dimmer switch? If you have power on both wires there and not at the headlight connection check where the wires from the switch plug into the harness.

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No power

I have several times. it seems the blue wire from main bundle has no power thatís why I assumed the relay was not turning on when you the key is turned to on. Screwy as hell. on the schematic the blue wire does not point to a power source.

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