1990 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow headlight stopped working My headlight stopped working on low beam but worked on high beam...then yesterday it won't come on at all...fuse isn't blown and I replaced the bulb...still nothing

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07 Jul, 2017

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Hi, Mattbutler75 if your headlight is not working, only one beam works, keeps burning out, blinking, dim or surges from bright to dim to bright the first thing you need to check is the headlight bulb for damaged filaments then check your light circuit fuse, then check your head light bulb socket ground wire for a clean tight connection, that being said the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ground or power supply wire to headlight bulb socket.
2. Worn down solder contacts or loose fit of the bulb base in the socket due to vibration.
3. Worn, chaffed, or broken wires in the light circuit.
4. Corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets in wire connectors.
5. Faulty hi/lo beam switch.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Fuse is good but no continuity on both sides.
8. Faulty headlight relay.
9. Faulty wiring between battery positive and headlight bulb socket.
10. Weak charging alternator/generator/lighting coil.
11. Faulty voltage regulator/rectifier ground or overcharging.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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http://www.fireblades.org/forums/honda-cruisers/96259-honda-shadow-1100-headlight-not-working.html
Honda shadow vt1100 Owners Workshop Manual
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Honda VT1100C2 Owner Manual Page 3
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