Horn and High Beam Issue
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Special 50
Joined: 01 Jan 2021
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Location: Orange County
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:31 pm quote
Hi, I have a 1979 Special 50 that I just acquired. The horn does not work, and, when I switch to high beam, the headlight goes out. Switch it back to low beam, it works again. I do not have a battery installed. Is it possible these two things are related? If not, any advice on each of these issues would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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1974 Primavera
Joined: 16 Aug 2020
Posts: 12
Location: St george ut
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:29 pm quote
I bought a whole new switch thingy when that happened to my bike. Nothing worked before and if the lights were on they wouldn't be for long. Now everything works as intended. Idk if you've got the same problem but it sounds similar
Something to try maybe, who knows
My bike doesn't have a battery either but idk if that really matters
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'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '64 VBB, '66 180SS
Joined: 27 Mar 2013
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Location: S.Salem, NY
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:34 am quote
There is a good chance the horn is DC and needs the battery for power. Check connections or try connecting the horn to a 6v source to see if it 'sounds'..
The headlight bulb has two filaments in it. The high beam one may be toast.
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1401
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:39 am quote
Moto64 wrote:
There is a good chance the horn is DC and needs the battery for power. Check connections or try connecting the horn to a 6v source to see if it 'sounds'..
The headlight bulb has two filaments in it. The high beam one may be toast.
https://www.scooterhelp.com/electrics/pages/V5B3T.50special.html

I'm not familiar with the 50 at all, if the above diagram is correct the horn is dc.

The diagram also shows a high beam indicator. Does yours work? If not it may mean both are burned out, or there another common problem. Start with the easy first and check the bulbs.

As for the horn, pull it and connect it to a battery of the proper voltage and see if it works.
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Special 50
Joined: 01 Jan 2021
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Location: Orange County
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:30 pm quote
Thanks guys! Iíll give those things a try.
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Special 50
Joined: 01 Jan 2021
Posts: 4
Location: Orange County
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:37 pm quote
Ok hereís another question. Anyone know what kind of battery my scooter would take?
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1401
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:18 am quote
ModCPA wrote:
Ok hereís another question. Anyone know what kind of battery my scooter would take?
50 Special battery
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