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HELP - head n tail lights stopped working

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Old 10-01-2011, 02:23 PM
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Default HELP - head n tail lights stopped working

Took her for MOT on Wednesday and passed no problems, even with a man from VOSA visiting and watching over it lol

So I ride home and tuck her away for a few nights. Then whilst moving her in and out of the garage this weekend, I noticed the lights aren't coming on

Brake light and indicators are all fine, but head and tail lights aren't coming on at all, not even on full beam.

Anybody out there seen this before?
Only had her a few months and not really found my way around any of the electrics and mechanics just yet.

P.S- 10A Headlight fuse beneath the seat looks fine btw.

Really gratefull of any suggestions/ideas!?
 
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:37 PM
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So my R125 didn't have one of these fandangled switches next to the ignition that turns the lights on and off. Doh!!!
 
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:30 PM
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Make sure your starter switch isnt stuck halfway in.

F4i's have notorious problems with solder joints comming loose in the starter switch itself, disabling your headlights. It's an easy fix with a steady hand.

edit: you say you found a headlight/brakelight switch? im curious....
 

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Old 10-03-2011, 05:56 PM
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Be sure that you don't just have a loose /dirty connector, as well. Any auto store sells
electrical contact cleaner, try pulling all the connectors and hosing them. Then,
re-connect and see if the problem goes away.

While you're at the store, pick up some di-electric grease. Pack that into the connections before you call it quits. That will protect and ensure no moisture
penetrates from then on.

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Sick97SS View Post
edit: you say you found a headlight/brakelight switch? im curious....
I am also curious. Did the previous owner wire up a light kill switch or something?
 
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