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My 2005 honda vtx1300 lights arent working, first it was the

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JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: my 2005 honda vtx1300 lights arent working
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: first it was the rear signals had no power it seemd but the rear brake light was on but didnt work
JA: What is the model of your '05 motorcycle?
Customer: vtx1300
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i checked the fuse and it was blown,so i replaced it with the one from the dash and odometer which both were a 10
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: and that didnt work so i put it back and then the dash odometer didnt work eiither but it starts and the headlight works
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 4 months ago.

Hi and welcome to JustAnswer,

Thank you for the question and your patience. Should you still need assistance for information purposes only...

Initially, a fuse would only blow if there is excessive current flow such as a short caused by a pinched wire. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done):

  • • re-check / replace the fuse with correct rating;
  • • trace and likewise check the wiring / harness to the lights that don't work and/or lights whose fuses keeps on blowing;
  • • determine if the fuse blows immediately when replaced or only when these lights are attempted to be switched on;
  • • and likewise determine if the fuse would blow only if the engine is running.