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PostSubject: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 26, 2019 11:47 am

After a couple of no starts due to a flat battery I took out the trunk bulb and all is well. Can anyone tell me the location of the switch so I can check it? Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 26, 2019 12:27 pm

Just leave bulb out---get flashlite if necessary. Worked for me for over 90,000 miles.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 26, 2019 1:03 pm

Others like me have replaced the light fixture with the ones come in the Honda car trunk light. The mount and electrical connectors are the same. It comes with an on/off switch. Costs about $30 depending where you live.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 26, 2019 1:55 pm

The actual switch is part of one of the two seat latch mechanisms. Best to follow Mr Grinsel's advise.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeFri Jul 26, 2019 5:52 pm

Lose the Bulb and carry a Torch in there, no probs after that Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 27, 2019 12:42 am

Thanks to you all for the advice Torch it is.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 27, 2019 12:10 pm

There are people who like to add junk(electronic) to the SilverWing----they probably do not ride much or go distant places---remember the bike has no kick starter/ability to be bump started. Less strain on battery always better----nice to have the thing start on cold morning in Canada or AK. I rode mine.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 27, 2019 2:09 pm

"There are people who like to add junk(electronic) to the SilverWing----they probably do not ride much"

One has nothing to do with the other.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 27, 2019 4:37 pm

Yes it does----keeping the electric original helps keep starting reliable, when you are in the strangest places-----and hate walking. try a long trip sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeSat Jul 27, 2019 4:44 pm

Long trips keep the battery fully charged.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 28, 2019 2:04 am

Why argue about this old chestnut again, it's been well documented on here and other maxi scooter forums that an under seat/trunk light without a switch can and will flatten the battery if the seat isn't closed properly.

The Silver Wing's under seat light has always been useless as it's located right at the rear, it's spread of light is poor, and any large items stored near it will effectively block out the light.

In reality how often does anyone poke around under the seat in darkness looking for stuff. It's already been mentioned in similar topics over the years that removing the bulb and keeping a cheap torch or LED light under the seat is much more useful for this and other uses.

Even if you don't carry an alternative light source under the seat, just about everyone has a mobile/cell phone on them which has a Flashlight function in the Control Centre.

It's an altogether brighter LED light than that weedy bulb under the seat too. Go to any rock or pop concert these days and fans are waving their phones about, just like they used to do with cigarette lighters back in the day.
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PostSubject: Re: Trunk light switch.   Trunk light switch. I_icon_minitimeSun Jul 28, 2019 4:49 am

Say's it all, Take bulb out & use a torch or the mobile Flash. Simples
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