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Ok I have one for you guys. 2000 1500SE. When I'm in neutral all my tail lights work except for the spoiler/tail light, blinkers work. When I put it in gear and the neutral light is out everthing in the back go out, everything and the blinkers don't work. Also the blinker indicators glow on the dash. The spoiler/tail light quit working all together. Please someone help! Thanks John
 

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You have lost a ground connection somewhere. look at C10, a yellow 22 pin connector under the rear of the seat.
 

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Correction, the spoiler light does work. Could it be the gear position switch?
 

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2onblue wrote:
Correction, the spoiler light does work. Could it be the gear position switch?
Nope!
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
You have lost a ground connection somewhere. look at C10, a yellow 22 pin connector under the rear of the seat.
Loss of ground would be my guess too.
 

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But why does everything work in neutral, and not in gear?:headbanger:
 

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Why?

In neutral the green light is helping the circuit achieve ground through the running of the bulb. (Since it's only a 10-ohm resistor to ground in essence.)

You've got a ground wire broken - it should not be too too tough to find.
 

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I did the continuity check of the gear position switch. It didn't work out like the book says it should. I only had continuity on one wire regardless of gear position.
 

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It works when you check the correct side of the plug. I'm no electrican, as you can tell.
 

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Wow, I'm the best darn electrican on this earth;). No, actually it hit me in the face like a ton of bricks. A blind man could have found this one. I found the main plug for the rear of the bike. Inside a case. Well the ground wire had melted the plug right at the pin. Melted across to the pin next to it. I used a jumper to test the lights and they work in and out of gear. Now all I gotta do is fix it and put it all back together. And I still have some hair left on my head.. Thanks for all the replys. John
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
You have lost a ground connection somewhere. look at C10, a yellow 22 pin connector under the rear of the seat.




Bonus point awarded to Dave0430.
 

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Maybe he has me on his ignore list.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
Maybe he has me on his ignore list.
I thought you did a good job Dave. :waving:
 

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2onblue wrote:
Wow, I'm the best darn electrican on this earth;).
A virtual Sherlock Holmes!!

Glad you got it going.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
Maybe he has me on his ignore list.
I don't understand this one. I said thanks for all the replys. And actually it was a blue 22. But Thank you, Thank you Thank you, all for your replys and thoughts. Well good thoughts. Especially a big hug and kiss to Dave0430. John
 

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No hugs or kisses please, MANA and pats on the back are acceptable though.;)
My book says it's a yellow connector and I'm stickin' to it. I misunderstood your replies and thought you had missed my post. :(
Glad you got her fixed John.
 

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Take my word on this one. On a 2000 1500SE the plug is blue. Plus thats what my manual said. Now as I think about it the other plug in the other box was yellow. Take care, John
 
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