Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

Ricky Tvrdy /

I have a 1980 Honda express I've restored and can't get any of the blinkers, taillight, or horn to work at all. It has a new battery and I've checked all the bulbs, wires and grounds. The high beam and indicator light are working.... I'm not real good with electrical issues, so don't know where to go from here. I read in a post that was ok to put 12v bulbs in this system as well, so a few of the bulbs are 12 volt. Could it be as simple as the rectifier? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

Clean the switches , internally . All contacts should be shiny bright .

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

Don't use 12v bulbs as they draw to much, use only 6v.

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

Everything you named runs off of the battery including the brake light. You do have a good battery installed right?? Its related to the battery and or that circuit.

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

I think there is a fuse in there...check that.

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Ricky Tvrdy /

When you say that circuit, what do you mean?

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Ricky Tvrdy /

Also, I bought the battery off Amazon and it's slightly smaller than the original, but it it brand new and charged up

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

Ricky Tvrdy /

So the 12v bulbs won't light up at all or just not as bright? Or blow instantly

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

Is there a good, fully charged battery installed? Yes or no?

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

Ricky Tvrdy /

Yes it's brand new and fully charged

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

> Ricky Tvrdy Wrote:

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> When you say that circuit, what do you mean?

the lighting circuit and not the ignition side. its how you test. by breaking it down to the lighting side you can test only that circuit either by jumper or multimeter.

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

> el pollo Wrote:

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> > Ricky Tvrdy Wrote:

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> > When you say that circuit, what do you mean?

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> the lighting circuit and not the ignition side. its how you test. by

> breaking it down to the lighting side you can test only that circuit

> either by jumper or multimeter.

The headlight runs directly off of lighting coil and will only burn while motor is running. Everything else runs directly from battery and will work when key is turned on.

There should be a round glass fuse and holder on the positive (+) wire from battery. Get a muiltimeter and start checking for voltage and or continuity from the battery down to the lights/horn. Be sure grounds are good too.(edited)

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Ricky Tvrdy /

Awesome! I will start there when I get back out to work on it, thank you!

Re: Honda express electrical problem. Help needed!

Ricky Tvrdy /

Hello again, so I bought a multimeter and I don't seem to be getting power back to the blinkers. I checked for continuity at the bulb and at the connection under the fuel tank and got nothing. The battery is reading good at a little over 6 volts too. Any ideas!?!

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