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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Whats that light for?

I noticed that I have a "headlamp" light on the idiot light panel. It came on and my light was dim. After a short 2min run it went out and the light was fine. This happened three times and I thought it might be a short. Now it is on full time and my low beam is so dim I have to run on high (which turns the "headlamp" light off) What the hell is going on?

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you need a new light bulb.. the idiot light comes on to tell you that you have a burnt out filament on the low beam... and the Reserve Lighting unit is compensating for it.
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What he SVR said.

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[QUOTE=slimvulcanrider;169002]you need a new light bulb.. the idiot light comes on to tell you that you have a burnt out filament on the low beam... and the Reserve Lighting unit is compensating for it.[/QUO


I'm glad someone asked the question cause even though I haven't had any issues with it I was wondering what it was for.
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Thats what I was hoping (and thinking it was) but the mech at the bike shop said the light was spose' to come on all the time and that "IT" had the short and was now working. So I guess I need the er...um...Idiot...light? Thanks guys.

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the mech at the bike shop said the light was spose' to come on all the time and that "IT" had the short and was now working. So I guess I need the er...um...Idiot...light?

And a new "Mechanic" LOL
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