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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-22-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Frakkin' Headlight...

Was on way to friend's house when my headlight went out.

The white "dummy" light on console did not light up. Had spare bulb, but still not working. Totally dead. All other lights fine.

Of course this happens *just* as the sun went down.

Leaving bike at gas station till morning.

So...what's the likliest culprit? Help?

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I would think maybe the delay that keeps the h-light from coming on until the engine starts? Let me know if you need a ride to go get it in am!

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Fuse?
Which one? Where? Clueless...

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The fuse is in the junction box on the left side under the side cover. Its a 10 amp fuse.

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Which one? Where? Clueless...
Under the left side cover.
Then take the cover strip off the junction box to expose the fuses.
The headlight fuse is 10 amp one in the top right position.

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also it could be the relay inside the Junction Box... research the Blue Wire Mod...
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Left the bike at the gas station. Will go back in the morning to pick it up and ride it back when it is daylight.

What kind of fuses are they? The plastic block type? Or the cylinder type?

Thanks for offer of a ride over...but I've got roommates and a teenaged daughter that I'll bug first.

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also it could be the relay inside the Junction Box... research the Blue Wire Mod...
Trying to do what I found in this thread:

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18801

However, I'm stumped. How the hades do you get those spade connectors out of the blocks so you can splice in another wire?

I already boogered up the #8 pin on the 8 pin connector. Basically ripped out the wire and pulled the spade connector out in pieces. Just would NOT let it go. So, will have to go buy a new one of those.

The one in the 10 pin block is even smaller. How the heck do I get it out of the block without ripping it to shreds like I did the other one?

*EDIT* - forgot to mention...wasn't the fuse. So am trying to bypass the delay.

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Cigarette Lighter Power Adapter
Saddlemen's Classic Explorer Seat
Pro-Tac Driver's Backrest
LED Tail Light
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Storage Trunk
Engine Guard w/Highway Pegs
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Turn Signal Relocation Bracket
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