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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-26-2008, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Headlights out, good bulb

So I'm riding home from work and get pulled over. My headlights out. I tried testing the bulb and it works fine. The switch won't even light the bulb to hi-beam. Everything else on the switch area works fine. hazards work, horn works, turn signals work...any clue what it can be?
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the headlight modulator...the headlight relay located inside the Junction box...a loose plug in the headlight bezel
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Ok I've checked the plugs, no luck there, so probably the junction or modulator....wasn't there a temporary fix for this?
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yes run blue wire to the red/yellow... both wires are in the headlight bezel.
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I had a similar headlight issue.
My problem turned out to be the stator. Hope that's not your trouble, but maybe check that.


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I really hope that it's the junction box. Is there any way to check that? I'll try the blue wire trick, hopefully it will get me buy. I hope it's not the stator, I have had no problems with my electrical system besides this and my battery hasn't run out at all, neither the old battery or the new one (only reason I changed the old battery was because I wanted a MF battery) and I have no problems starting.

The day before I noticed the light was out...err rather the statie realized my light was out for me... I changed my speedometer (other one was cracked) and maybe I shorted something?
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Ok so I've rigged the headlight to the blue wire (thanks slim!) and even rigged it with a switch for high beam (yes I like to have it I ride at night alot). My question though it;
If the Relay went in the junction box, how would I tell? Would anything else go?
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the headlight relay inside the JB only runs the Headlight. I am not sure how to test the relay...but here is a schematic of the headlight circuit


and here is the schematic of the JB (the colors on the schematic are not 100% accurate)


I hope these help you out. I don't have a manual infront of me to help troubleshoot deeper...someone with the PDF manual please look up the headlight troubleshooting proceedures for us. If they could be quoted word for word, I can help translate it to normal term if need be
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thanks again slim. For some reason the Search function on the board isn't working so well for me. I just found another threat about the headlight going out and it mentioned the blue wire in the junction box. I'm also not sure how to check the Stator to check the reading, (well I mean I know what do to, but using a voltmeter is greek to me).

Slim, when and if you drive through Rochester I'll buy you a beer, lol.
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sweet I might have to take you up on that offer...wait...I don't drink lol...how about we just mete for a game of pool and sodas fallowed by a good ride??? and it looks like I will be driving right past rochester....not sure what time of day or night I will be driving through though...also by the looks of it, it would seam that we could get together quite easily for a weekend ride...I am looking for a place near watertown to buy...but not 100% ure what we are going to be doing for a place to live once we get there.
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