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yesterday everything worked good,.Today as i was leaving to continue my trip, i had no more cruise.
Upon checking further, when i pulled on the brake handle, both my signal lights on the dash would come on.
Then i checked all my lights..i had no rear brake lights, or signal lights.
When i activate the signal light, all the lights on the back, flash, but very dim.
Also i have no brake lights.
I hope somebody can give me a hint as to where to check.
My bike is an 05 GW 1800
i have not done any changes to any lights. All i did 3 months back, was change the air filter.
Since then i have ridden over 12,000 miles.
I am confused
thanx for any ideas
We are on a trip from Canada to Mexico, so i need to get lights working
 

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Can't help but maybe techdude2000 will see the bump...
 

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You have a bad connection in the green ground wire running thru this connector(C15) under the seat. It can melt the connector and need a hardwired jumper if bad enough.

 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
OK Techdude, i checked the ground, run another wire, && still no working lights.
Do u have another sugestion????
 

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Are you sure you have the right connector? There's another one under there that's C14 and it also has the solid green wire going thru it, but it isn't for the main brake lights, only the high mounted spoiler light.

Did the pins look corroded or burned, could you see any melting of the connector?

Are your tail lights good and bright?

Do you have a trailer connector?

What do you get with the hazard lights?
 

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Take it to an electrical tech. Anyone who thinks an open or intermittent circuit is a "short" has no business trying to troubleshoot the problem.
 

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And don't forget -

a short in your lights is better than lights in your shorts, unless you're out trolling.

Hmmm, troll ??? :joke:
 

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Agree with Techdude on a bad ground at that connector under the seat.

That same connector on the GL1500 provided the ground to all the lights on the rear of the bike and frequently created problems.
 

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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Thanx everyone for ur help.
Yes it was the ground wire....now everything works good.
So i'm on the road travelling towards Mexico....
 

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Take it to an electrical tech. Anyone who thinks an open or intermittent circuit is a "short" has no business trying to troubleshoot the problem.
Am curious where this comment came from...
 

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Am curious where this comment came from...
I thought this explained it perfectly....
"Some people have nothing to say and don't mind saying it." Cletis L.
 
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