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Old 12-09-2007, 11:24 AM   #1
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headlight out need help

it may not be related, but yesterday i was fooling around on my dash to figure out how to set the shift light and now no headlights.neither bulb works, but all other lights do.i checked all fuses under seat, all good.any ideas.it may not have been caused by pushing buttons on the dash, but i was wondering if there might be a sequence that will turn them off.either way i need ideas.thanks
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:24 AM   #2
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pull the bulbs and check the filaments. . .then report back
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:27 AM   #3
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whats the chance they both went out at the same time.its at a friends house i could not ride home last p.m. i was looking for ideas before my trip to work on it.
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chances are slim they both burnt out at the same time, but definately possible. did you check all wire leads and connections?
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:42 AM   #5
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not sure what all wires or leasd go to the light, but i wiggled every wire that i could that looked like might go to them.nothing.the lover bulb looks like the h.i.d kind.like a convex mag. glass.i dont know what kind of filament it has.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:23 PM   #6
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If you don't have one buy a cheap test light (looks like a screw driver with a wire coming out of the handle). You can but one at any auto parts. Hook the end of the wire (alligator clip) to a good ground - something not painted - like an engine mounting bolt. Turn the key on - take the sharp pointed end and touch it to the each of the head light terminals (while they are plugged in). You can do it on high and low beam, on both bulbs. If the test light DOES NOT light up on any of the prongs, you are not getting voltage to the bulbs, so something other than the bulbs is your problem. If you get voltage on ANY of the terminals and the bulb is not lighting - your bulb is is the problem (unless you have a ground problem) - not as likely. You will be glad you have the test light for later use. Be sure and test the test light before you start - to do this hook the clip up to the negative post of your car or bike battery and touch the sharp end to the positive post - it should light up.
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yea i broke mine last week cleaning out the garage.gonna go buy a new one on my way over.
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If you don't have one buy a cheap test light (looks like a screw driver with a wire coming out of the handle). You can but one at any auto parts. Hook the end of the wire (alligator clip) to a good ground - something not painted - like an engine mounting bolt. Turn the key on - take the sharp pointed end and touch it to the each of the head light terminals (while they are plugged in). You can do it on high and low beam, on both bulbs. If the test light DOES NOT light up on any of the prongs, you are not getting voltage to the bulbs, so something other than the bulbs is your problem. If you get voltage on ANY of the terminals and the bulb is not lighting - your bulb is is the problem (unless you have a ground problem) - not as likely. You will be glad you have the test light for later use. Be sure and test the test light before you start - to do this hook the clip up to the negative post of your car or bike battery and touch the sharp end to the positive post - it should light up.
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problem is not the bulbs.i think its a relay.i think the relay next to the fuses controls the lights.i know its the pump, signals,and the neutral light for sure.i have no power for high or low headlight fuses at the block.i think the relay is the issue.i cant find anything online that says that relay controls the headlights though.
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if all else fails buy HIDs and wire them straight to the battery, just make sure u put in a switch so can turn them on and off, i have HIDs on my bike for both hi and low beam and they light up everything on the road!
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:34 PM   #11
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how much?2nd baby on the way and wife might if too much $.i promissed i would start saving money.but it could be a saftey feature.right?
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no luck.i would think if it was just that switch the fuses would still be hot.they have no power to them.is this logical?
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For once I can't find a wiring diagram online for the bike. Check owners manual or buy a shop book, cause its good coffee table reading, and find the relay you're questioning using wire color and pin numbers.

To be honest, like don't like to hole-shoot when a diagram will answer all the questions quicker... See if one of the shops can fax you a copy of the area you're looking for...
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got it.fixed.broken soldered connection in kill switch.
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