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post #1 of 8 Old 08-07-2014, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight not working

My headlight has stopped working. Bulb is good, fuse is good, and I think I have traced it to the dimmer switch. I have 12v leaving the fuse box, but no power at the headlight connector. ....So, are there any known issues with that switch on the 07 Hornet, and what will pop out and be subject to getting lost when I pull it apart? .......Thanks in advance guys!

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-07-2014, 09:52 AM
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Check the starter button switch on the right handle bar side. Sometimes the contacts get dirty and need to be cleaned, in some cases the solder joint comes loose.

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Check the starter button switch on the right handle bar side. Sometimes the contacts get dirty and need to be cleaned, in some cases the solder joint comes loose.
BruteForece is likely correct. I had copious problems with the starter switch as it relates to headlight reliability. My solution was to rewire it entirely so the headlight bypass was disabled. Thumbing the starter normally kills the headlight. Mine just stays on the whole time the ignition is on. For the safety of having a fully functional headlight all the time, I'll deal with the small additional voltage drain during starting.

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Ok, I will give the start button a look see first. Thanks.

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post #5 of 8 Old 08-10-2014, 09:34 PM
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Mine has done that a couple of times. I just sprayed some WD-40 behind the button and tapped it several times (with key on and sidestand down in gear to send current through the bypass to the headlight but not the starter) and the headlight came right back on after a few seconds.
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To me awhile to get to it. Looks like BruteForece is, right on bro...99.9 percent sure. I took it apart and sprayed wd40, but it didn't help. I hesitate to take it apart if it,s not necessary. Sometimes when I take things apart, they stay that way... I can still ride the bike the way it is. I think a jumper wire might do the trick...

And BockHawk, I where did you do the rewiring?.... in the bucket I hope. You wouldn't happen to have a wiring diagram by chance? I think that is the simplest fix, and I have a good, kow, charging system too.
Having said that, Now I'll probably check that next. Ha

Ken Phenix, I tried wd-40, but no luck. I spent an hr or so taking it apart, spray, try.... nothing. I think maybe the solder came lose.
It was worth a shot though... Thanks bro

Thank You for the help Guys... Motorcycle people are the best!....

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-14-2014, 06:07 AM
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Mine failed because of the starter switch issue. When I took it off, it came apart in my hands. Cost me a trip....

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