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Old 09-18-2007, 10:44 PM   #1
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03 GSXR 600 Headlight Problem

my buddy headlights (high and low)just went out while riding, so we change bulbs and still nothing, check fuses and they are good. what other problems could it be... any help is appreciated.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:20 PM   #2
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check the plug for a short sometimes they melt, and check the switch with a multimeter or test light. could be a bad switch. are your taillights coming on?
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yeah all the lights working... gauges, signals, tail all work just the headlight...
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:49 PM   #4
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so there is power at the plug? try a different bulb then.
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check the plug for a short sometimes they melt, and check the switch with a multimeter or test light. could be a bad switch. are your taillights coming on?

when you say plug, what do you mean... and the headlight switch...how to check for a bad switch
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so there is power at the plug? try a different bulb then.

nope... no power at the plug
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trace it back.
I'd start at the plug with a multimeter. next stop for me would be the fuse. then the switch, and so forth. the gixx has a lot of wiring so hopefully its not at the wiring. check the resistance across the fuse too, I've seen several that looked fine but were bad.
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sounds like to high of wattage bulb was used and the terminals are melted inside the plug that connects to the bulb...common problem using high watt bulbs
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sounds like to high of wattage bulb was used and the terminals are melted inside the plug that connects to the bulb...common problem using high watt bulbs

even if i dont have fire at the fuse...
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He's right, break out the multimeter or a test light at best...
Start at the socket, trace ur power back, cause you know the low beam is constantly on, the ground SHOULD always be active.

Any probs, I work at BMW at 1960 and I45, swing by and we'll take a quick peak if not out of your way...
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:36 PM   #11
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yeah I had the same year gsxr and my headlight plug had melted inside and the contacts went bad and I had to replace it, thats why I said to check it first...I think its pretty common (I was running stock wattage on mine and it still melted).
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I had the same problem with mine. just under the right cowling toward the intake tube there is a large wire harness plug. check that first suzuki uses that plug for a jumper my plug was getting hot when i had the bike on. it was a bad connection.
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ok, we tried everything you said and still nothing.

what does each color mean..


ie. black=ground, white=?, and yellow=?

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