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98 bayou 300, no Neutral or reverse lights, no electric

Customer Question

98 bayou 300, no Neutral or reverse lights, no electric syart. It cranks when I jump the starter, makes no noise when I hit start button
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The neutral or reverse lights by the key switch
JA: Are you fixing your 300 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've tested battery. Starter, fuses, coil and there all good, yes I'm fixing myself
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The reverse button doesn't work,
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially and if have not been tried, let's review the basics:

  • • check battery - terminal's black cable to engine;
  • • and its black/yellow wire to frame ground;
  • • as well as harness own black/yellow wires;
  • • check battery + terminal's white wire to 30A main fuse;
  • • check the fuse itself and for the presence & consistency of BAT+12V on all the harness' white wires including that to the ignition switch;
  • • then check for IGN+12V on all the brown wires including 1 coming from the ignition switch;
  • • likewise check the connectors of these brown wires.