Re: 78 Maxi Tail Light Gremlin

Seth B /
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This is really starting to piss me off! So I started from scratch. I bought a new multi meter. I removed the taillight assembly, and checked all wires and connections. Perfect. Then I unwired the entire wiring block. Checked all connections. Checked all grounds. Removed headlight assembly and checked all wires, grounds and connections. Then I removed the grey taillight coil from the stator assembly, and installed yet another grey light coil, just in case the first three I tried were bad. Then I rewired the wiring block to factory, put everything back together, and SAME SHIT!

So I grab my new multi meter, and start checking. All voltages checked at a fast idle.

Voltage at taillight socket with headlight on, no taillight bulb: 13 VAC.

Voltage at taillight socket with headlight off, no taillight bulb: 9 VAC

Voltage at wiring block with headlight on, no taillight bulb: 13 VAC

Voltage at wiring block with headlight on, bulb installed: 0.3 VAC

Voltage at wiring block with headlight off, no taillight bulb: 9 VAC

Voltage at wiring block with headlight off, bulb installed: 0.3 VAC

What's going on here? Why do I lose all taillight power when there's a bulb installed? I've tried several different 5 watt bulbs. Somebody must have a clue what's going on. Could it be a bad switch causing the issue? I don't know what else to try.

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