Why is my Tao Tao scooter's headlight shorting out?

by Dane

A couple months ago, the low beams on my headlights on my Tao Tao scooter went out. At first, I thought it was just the bulb going bad, so when it finally went out I replaced it with another, but still, only the high beams work.

I've only had the new bulb a few weeks, and already it's gone out. When it was working, the beam would flicker and wane sporadically, which leads me to think it's a wiring issue, rather than shoddy bulbs, but I haven't been able to find anything. Help?

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May 13, 2019
2019 Taotao Quatium 150cc NEW
by: Stacey M

I have to keep my high beams on all the time, cause I cant see anything at night with the low beams on. I have no idea where to start looking for the problem. And are these CDI's DC or AC. Any thoughts on where I should look first????

Aug 20, 2017
scooter NEW
by: Anonymous

I also purchase a 2016 tao tao scooter it sucks,wont idle, would not start, had to buy a whole motor and put it in so far so good.never bay another.

Apr 02, 2016
High beams not working NEW
by: Travisk

I just bought a taotao lancer 150cc with only 778 on the odometer. For some reason the high beam lights don't work but the low beams do (smaller bulbs). Both fuses look fine, wiring looks good, and the bulbs look like new (not burnt out). When i try to switch to the high beams the indicator light doesnt even come on. Any thoughts?

Sep 01, 2014
TaoTaso blowing head light bulbs NEW
by: Ron S

I have a 2014 TaoTao scooter. I bought it still in the crate. I put on the front end and connected the battery and when I turned on the key switch, it blew the inline fuse. I replace it, it blew again. Traced it down to a grounded stator. No warranty. Ordered one online from ebay. Installed it. The short was gone. I finally got to start my new scooter. It blew out the headlight bulb. I Ran it for about a week without a headlight. Then, this new stator stopped charging. Burned out. Bought another one, installed it this time with a new voltage regulator. Voltage runs too high. About 16.5v. first time out burned out the low beam in the bulb. I've said all this to say with a new stator and voltage regulator, it still charges too much for the bulbs. Anybody know how to get the voltage down to 14.5 - 15.2 volts?

Aug 06, 2014
Head Lights NEW
by: Anonymous

Low Be am also not working -- any resolution?

Sep 10, 2012
Tao Tao 50cc Scooter Headlight Blows NEW
by: Mitchell

Replaced all bulbs and only the headlight blew only hours after installed. How would I fix this issue?

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