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PostSubject: STUPID LIGHTS!!   Wed 01 Apr 2009, 7:24 pm

Well, here we go again....

I figured out why the headlight wire was cut in half today, the wire went right past the tiller belt and therefore was worn in half by the belt.

I decided to add a new section of wire but before I went to the trouble I jumpered the lights for a test, both worked so I added the length of wire. Easy fix ya know....

I turned them on and only one came on..... so I thought mabey the other one wasnt getting good contact through the splice, so I replaced the splice....

This time neither came on, so I cut out even more questionable wire... added a jumper to the lights and after checking the fuse went at it again with the engine running....

Two individual tests later and neither worked so I came inside....

Dad reminded me that they are self grounding lights so the next plan is add a jumper wire between the hood and the frame... I hate more holes.... this was such an easy project... even after I zapped the starter bracket with the fuse wire while checking the fuse... Crying or Very sad

Between the dremel sander and a little time the black is gone.. but that spot is shinier than the rest.... but the starter still works and the bracket looks better than it did with black zap marks..... I guess nothing can stay new for long.... Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: STUPID LIGHTS!!   Wed 01 Apr 2009, 9:37 pm

Make sure you have voltage to your lights, and make sure all your connections are clean and tight.

If that dont fix it you probly have a short somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: STUPID LIGHTS!!   Thu 02 Apr 2009, 12:17 am

Did the little light tester jumping wire thing test and decided that I am an idiot, or close to it.... the lights both have an issue with ground, they can't find one by themselves...

Time to add jumper wire from each light back to the engine or wherever....
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PostSubject: Re: STUPID LIGHTS!!   Thu 02 Apr 2009, 3:41 pm

Casey don't get to frustrated....most of the GT's ground the headlights through the hood or mouting bracketry that holds them in place.
Once the bushings or hinge start to get worn you lose ground.
Tie them together to a common ground & runs a lead down to an exsisting bolt or fastener on the tractors chassis.

I have a few Horses here that blink when the hood rattles.
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PostSubject: Re: STUPID LIGHTS!!   Fri 03 Apr 2009, 12:38 am

do what roller said buzz,no need for 2 wires just tie the grounds together then run one to a good ground on the frame not a big deal.
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PostSubject: Re: STUPID LIGHTS!!   Fri 17 Apr 2009, 2:05 pm

yea what they said hehe have you went through any fuses yet
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PostSubject: Re: STUPID LIGHTS!!   Fri 17 Apr 2009, 7:31 pm

I quit screwing around with the lights a couple weeks ago.... they aren't any good to me when I can't get the stupid tractor to start itself again..... the new starter is crapping out on me already.... anyone know if the timing on a cast iron single 16 hp briggs horizontal shaft can be adjusted, primarly retarded??
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