Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go.
Did your lights stop working suddenly? Can you get the model numbers from under your seat for me?
When your lights were working properly, would they come on when your engine was not running?
This will help me to determine whether your lights are ac or dc, until I can pull up a wiring diagram, using your model numbers.
It is very likely that your lights work from AC voltage. Check your voltage with your engine running at higher rpms. You may need to pierce your positive wire, in order to get a better reading. Also, check to see if you are getting a good ground to your light sockets.
You are very welcome! Do you have a multimeter? If so, check the output from your stator/alternator. If your stator is bad, this will prevent your headlights from working.
Also, check for loose connections along your lighting circuit. Let me know what you find tomorrow. Thanks!
David, thanks for the model numbers. I pulled up a wiring schematic. I have confirmed that your lights are ac powered. With this wiring schematic, you and I can do some troubleshooting tomorrow, to find our problem.
Check your light switch too. You have a great day.
Will do ...
Hello David. This is a just a follow up, to see if all went well for you. Thanks again! I do have a wiring diagram for us to use.