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Old 04-30-2014, 11:11 PM
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Default Lights kill charging.

Rats had to go out last night and since I very seldom drive it night I had never noticed that with my lights on the alternator just barely make 12 volts. turn the lights off and back to normal about 14 volts.

checked the A/C and radio etc. and no problem only the lights cause it.

So I guess the first thing I will check is the grounds. More later
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:27 AM
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Well cleaned my big grounds that go together in one bunch and it helped very little RATS.

Time to move on. Anyone remember the recall for GDs for a switch that had a connector and the connector had melted wires? Can't remember if it was the light switch or the ignition switch.
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:31 AM
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Found it. here:http://www.hondafitforums.com/showth...=switch+recall

It was the headlight switch connector. Have to give this a good look.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:54 AM
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Well crap. Checked that connector and it was good, disconnected the tail lights no change, disconnected the head lights no change, checked all other electrical systems no other system does this. Tested the ELD no problems.

Looks like I'm going to have to go with a new headlight switch.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:39 AM
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Scratch that idea. I went online and found the switch list price is about $42.00 one place had them on sale for $29.00 so off to my local dealer.

Found it was nice you can replace either the wiper switch or the headlight switch no need to change both in one assembly like on my old suzuki. So I thought.

The parts guy checks his computer and said "you sure you still want it?" and pointed to the price local price $68.00 I was tempted to tell him to put it where the sun doesn't shine but it's not his fault honda rips off customers here.

So I'm going to live with it because it never gets into discharge or try and find a switch in a local junkyard.
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Were you measuring the voltage at the battery terminals directly? Just curious.
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I have a voltage gauge installed with constant readings.
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