Trouble shooting a passing lamp

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Clint, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Clint

    Clint Active Member

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    I have a passing lamp on my '93 Heritage that works intermittently. What would be the best way to trouble shoot it? I can use an ohm meter or a simple test light, what should I look for?
    The wiring diagram shows a hot lead and a ground.

    Thanks!:)
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The ground is in the housing of the lamp. Use a test light and trace backwards from the socket wiggling the wires as you test.
     
  3. Clint

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    Perfect! I'll give it a whirl this evening.

    Thanks!
     
  4. Clint

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    I finally had some time today to work on the passing lamp. I had no pwr to the unit on either side. I traced it back to the supply wire that feeds the two lines out to the units. The wire connector that divides into two had loose connections, once replaced, I had good lights again!

    Thanks Glider!
     
  5. glider

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    Glad you found the problem, they can be elusive at times.