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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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no power going to headlight plug.

Hey guys and gals, hope you can help. My headlight is not working and i checked for power to the plug and there is none yet it is not blowing fuses. Where do you start looking. I'm great with mechanical problems but my electrical diagnostic skills aint so great but there is some aptitude. Would very much appreciate any help. Thanks in advance for your help.
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So oddly I just had this happen (look for the link headlight out, good bulb) and it ended up that the relay in the junction box blew. This is a BIG sign that either your R/R or Stator is going. Mine ended up being the R/R, but you will want to test both. look in that link and the versus on how to check them.

As for getting the Headlight to work for now:
On the cables that go into the junction box, there is a blue wire, next to the blue wire there is an open plug (in the same connection. you take out the wire and the metal connection attached to it and just move it over) the light will work then, but it will come on when you turn the key to on. Check your battery as well, it might be low now.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-04-2008, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, I saw your link just after posting and have bypassed the relay. I had to do something as my friends and I are going on a long planned ride this weekend. I will be checking the R/R and stater per the link. What o we do about the relay now, is it replaceable or is a new junction box the only way? Thanks for your reply.
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The best and easy way is to replace the Junction box. a few people have been able to replace the relay, but it's hard from what I've heard.
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if you can use a soldering iron and solder with just a little bit of skill, it is prety easy...but you still have to have a donor Junction Box to steal the relay from.
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Thanks guys, I'll be looking for that replacement J/B as I can solder but knowing I have to buy one, why not. What about leaving it as is? Would it pose so much of a risk, or just more draw on starts as I will be repairing the cause. Thanks again guys.
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save the old jb for futer repairs.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-06-2008, 07:59 PM
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I just bypassed mine and left it as is. The only boxes I could find were new and they're like 110. Since I have a new stator, R/R, and battery, I'm not concerned that the light comes on with the key. I don't plan on replacing the box unless it dies.

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