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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-28-2013, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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HID conversion question

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I just installed my H6/ H4 conversion and did a quick test on it with the tank off. The HID bulb lit up fine but the hi beam indicator was on all the time and when I switched the hi/low the beam did not change. Not sure what's going on here. I wired up the pigtail that plugged into the old 3 prong connector per the instructions. The rest of the install was all connectors and only one way to plug them in so everything should be correct. I was wondering if the leads that I soldered to the pig tail were backwards. Just looking for some ideas. Also,
the black wire from the headlight pigtail did not show that it was connected in the instructions so I left it loose. I guess I'll try grounding that next to see if that is the only issue.
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I disconnected the HID pigtail from the stock lamp connector and reconnected the stock lamp and my headlight indicator lamp on my dash is still illuminated and only one brightness when switching from high to low. Looks like my reserve light unit is toast? Any ideas?
P.S. I found that one of the wires for the HID 35W connector had a bad crimp and was pulled out. I soldered it in but still only one brightness on the HID...

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Memphis Shades wind screen, saddle bags
Pulled the exhaust baffles
Marbled
Relocated the R/R
Manual ACCT's
AGM battery
Iridium plugs
NGK wires
TPE stator
Tuxedo mod
Shindigen MOSFET R/R
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? ? ? Sorry, unable to assist, I have no idea.
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Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
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Check your Light grounds....
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'86 VN750 13,700 mi -Stock
-Purchased 2008 w/8800mi
Replaced ALL Cables . Kuryakyn LED Voltmeter
SilverStar Ultra 9003/HB2 H4 Headlamp, Jardine Fwd Controls,
Iridiums DPR7EIX-9 & Wires, Tuxedo Mod, Coil Mod, P/U Sensor Mod, Fork Seals,
Splines Lubed - 11/4/2012 - MF AGM Battery
Additional Flashing LED Brake Light on Trunk
Dampers went out @ 13+K !
After TOC MCCT's..... so amazingly quiet I discovered a rattling heat shield on my stock exhaust !
...have a vulcan good day!
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Did you get the kit with an HID bulb and a small H4 halogen bulb mounted together?If you didn't, then you only have a single bulb and the RLU is not"seeing" any resistance and reads it as an open circuit. Do you have one ballast or two with different values?

Sounds like everything is working like it should ,if you have the wrong kit.




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Do you have a link for the kit?
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Here is the link, it is supposed to be compatible with our bikes. I tried plugging in the stock bulb but it gave the same indication. Turns out the low filament is open. I was looking at a post somewhere that someone had to add a resister to the low beam circuit because it wasn't pulling enough current. I'll need to look that one up again. Any help is appreciated. Thanks



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Did you get the kit with an HID bulb and a small H4 halogen bulb mounted together?If you didn't, then you only have a single bulb and the RLU is not"seeing" any resistance and reads it as an open circuit. Do you have one ballast or two with different values?

Sounds like everything is working like it should ,if you have the wrong kit.
It has a connection for both bulbs. two for the HID and one for the H4.

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Memphis Shades wind screen, saddle bags
Pulled the exhaust baffles
Marbled
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AGM battery
Iridium plugs
NGK wires
TPE stator
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Shindigen MOSFET R/R
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Funny thing with the ground. The pigtail that was supplied for the connection to the H4 connector (according to the documentation supplied) uses the high and low beam as control signals for the HID unit. Shows no connection for the ground wire. I guess it is grounded through the controller. I did try grounding it but it made no difference. The unit is grounded directly to the battery.

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Memphis Shades wind screen, saddle bags
Pulled the exhaust baffles
Marbled
Relocated the R/R
Manual ACCT's
AGM battery
Iridium plugs
NGK wires
TPE stator
Tuxedo mod
Shindigen MOSFET R/R
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Did you get the kit with an HID bulb and a small H4 halogen bulb mounted together?If you didn't, then you only have a single bulb and the RLU is not"seeing" any resistance and reads it as an open circuit. Do you have one ballast or two with different values?

Sounds like everything is working like it should ,if you have the wrong kit.
I've done some research and I found issues with voltage as well as one person stating there's little difference if any when switching back and forth between high and low. This came from someone who had a similar system as you in that you have one bulb. Here's the link keeping in mind his system is a H4 and not a H6/H4

http://cbrforum.com/forum/how-mechan...stalls-143337/

I wish I could have been more help.

My setup for my bike has two separate bulbs. I chose it because that's what was on the bike even though there's no specific bike listed at the web site:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120886168645...84.m1439.l2649
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