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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-17-2017, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, I am sure I have probably overlooked the answer somewhere but going to ask this anyway. My bike has the light on the front fender and it has quit working. I have changed the bulb and taken the mount off to try to figure out how to fix it but can't figure this one out. Anyone have any suggestions as to how to fix this. Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-18-2017, 07:00 PM
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What year are we talking about and, just out of curiosity, where do you live? I see that I'm not close to you but there may be another mechanic near you.


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Ya gotta trace wires
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a lot a fender lights are chespie"s
Plastic or pot metal?
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Whitey And reds4, it is a 2003 and the front fender light is a stock option as far as I know. I bought it used from original owner and was on the bike when purchased. It worked when I got it but has since quit. When I took it off the wires don't lead to anywhere. If I get some time and it warms up some will take it off again and post pics of it to see if that helps.
My bike is in a shed outside and just not warm enough to wrench on just yet.
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Have you tried a voltmeter on the wires to see if there is any power there??
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Whitey And reds4, it is a 2003 and the front fender light is a stock option as far as I know. I bought it used from original owner and was on the bike when purchased. It worked when I got it but has since quit. When I took it off the wires don't lead to anywhere. If I get some time and it warms up some will take it off again and post pics of it to see if that helps.
My bike is in a shed outside and just not warm enough to wrench on just yet.
Are You saying the wires are not following the fork up into the fairing? Like they've been rubbed through by the tire?


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Whitey, I can't even find a spot where they go through the fender at. I must be overlooking something. I will have to get a hold of a manual and see if I can see where the wires are supposed to run.
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Youes just seeing the Those Boob lights hitting the reflector
ha ha

It was never hooked up
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It was never hooked up
My 03' didn't come with a fender tip light don't think any of them did Reds4 nailed it.

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My 03' didn't come with a fender tip light don't think any of them did Reds4 nailed it.
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Must have been added later, since he stated it worked when he got it, he pulled a bulb out of it, and there are wires.

I have the same question as MightyWhitey. What does "wires lead to nowhere" mean? Can you see the bare ends of the wire, as if they've been cut, and/or just dangling, or do they lead somewhere you're not able to follow without taking it apart?

If the light was added later, a wiring diagram might or might not help since it's not original to the bike, unless it was done by the dealer who just mimicked the way it's wired on bikes that came with them. As Slimboybinz said, throw a multimeter at it, or try one of those cheapo automotive test lights.
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