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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-21-2016, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
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hi ,can anyone tell me how this works i have an 86 bike and not sure if still active is the reserve lighting box a small cell ? also should i disable the unit . thanks

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simplest explanation of its operation..

it senses current flow thru the filament of the bulb. if there is no current flow thru the filament, it will force the other filament to light, and light the headlight warning bulb on the dash. this works for either high/low beam, depending on which position the high/low beam switch is in. of course, if the bulb has 2 burned filaments, not much it can do but light the warning light.

removal.. well, that is optional, and will require some wiring changes to make the high/low beam switch work right.

as a side effect, if you switch to a different style headlight (such as LED), it will drive the reserve unit nuts..

as for is it a 'cell' (I believe you are referring to battery), nope, its just an electronic package.
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oh i see interesting, i have bought a HID headlight conversion kit for it so it would be best not to fit it then and leave as is,ok thanks for info

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as long as the current needed for the new lights is high enough to satisfy the RLU, no reason not to put it on. its only the low current draw lights that drive it bonkers.

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ok the HID is 35w so should be no problem then ,Thanks for info

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