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Old 11-25-2012, 05:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Headlight and Spotlights Not Working

We're cold here in New Mexico but had a chance to take off for a day. Bike has been sitting for about a month, but started right up. Usually turning the ignition on to check accessories i.e lights is part of my check list and lights came on as usual when I turned the 1998 Road King over to warm up before heading out. Went into the house and came back to the bike about 10 min later and noticed my headlight was out. Turn signals worked along with brake. Took off any way. Got back home and put the bike on the trickle charger. Didn't take long (new battery). The garage is dark even during the day, so checked the lights out. Dash lights, turn signals, and brake lights all fine but no headlight or spotlights.

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Old 11-25-2012, 05:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Does the high beam work? It's possible the bulb just burned out on low beam. That wouldn't account for the spotlights though.
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Or the headlight connector melted and shorted the circuit. OP would have to remove the headlight for inspection.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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spotlights, I think, are controlled by a switch on the neck, just below the fork lock. check that.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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On a Road King the spotlight toggle switch is located on the rear of the nacelle.
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Does the high beam work? It's possible the bulb just burned out on low beam. That wouldn't account for the spotlights though.
No hi-beams either
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Or the headlight connector melted and shorted the circuit. OP would have to remove the headlight for inspection.
That's next
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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spotlights, I think, are controlled by a switch on the neck, just below the fork lock. check that.
That's true, but no spots either
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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do you have voltage at the connectors?
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