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If the terminals inside the headlight connector are loose on the headlight's pins you can tighten them by gently squeezing them so that the edges of the rounded parts are closer to the flat side. Sometimes putting a small screwdriver into the connector to push against the terminals and close them a bit but you may need to remove the terminals from the connector to get at them with pliers. There is a little tab bent out from the back of the terminal that latches in the connector that you will have to push in to get the terminal out (& make sure it is bent out to latch the terminal when you put it back in).

BTW: Welcome to the forum. Please add your location to your profile and your bike's model and model year to your signature so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike is about 4 decades old and the Previous Owners may or may not have done the maintenance necessary to keep it safe & reliable so it is highly recommended to download the Factory Shop Manual for your model (available through the CX Wiki - link in my signature) and go through all of the service procedures, regardless of whether your bike has reached the specified mileage.
I also recommend looking on all rubber parts with suspicion because rubber does not age gracefully. Check the date codes on your tires and replace them if they are over 5 years old no matter how good they look & feel because old rubber simply cannot flow around the irregularities in the asphalt well enough to grip, especially if it is cool or wet. If your bike still has the original rubber brake line(s) (should be replaced every 2 or 3 fluid changes = 5 or 6 years) I recommend shopping for modern stainless braided ones (they last practically forever and double the life of the fluid).
 
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