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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: 10 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Louie replied 10 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.

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