Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
You can test those sockets with a multimeter.
Set the meter to read at least 12Vdc (most meters have a 20Vdc setting).
Leave the key off.
Put the red lead down the center of the socket and touch the center pin. Do not touch the side walls of the socket with the red lead.
Put the black lead at the edge of the socket and touch the outer wall.
Be careful not to touch the two leads together.
You should see around 12Vdc on the meter.
If you don't see any voltage, then remove the leads, turn the key on (shouldn't matter if the bike is running or not) and check again.
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