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MaximusSE
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Cant find replacement part

Postby MaximusSE » Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:53 am



I just bought a stunning 1996 SE, after being off a bike for a few years, my wife and I are enjoying being back on a bike. Everything works on this beautiful bike except the aftermarket running lights. After tracing the wiring, I found a relay under the right pocket of the fairing. A 3 position switch near the ignition feeds the relay. When I hit the high beam, I can hear the relay click, power goes into it, but nothing comes out. The part number is Siemens V23134-B55-X55-12V. The bottom of the "little black brick" has a crack so I'm wondering if maybe its corroded or burned out? I cannot seem to find a replacement relay or the name/brand of the aftermarket driving lights. Has anyone seen this set up before? Do you know where I could get a replacement? Thanks!



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Re: Cant find replacement part

Postby redial » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:12 am

http://www.4starelectronics.com/part_detail/V23134B55X5512V.html

Is advertising that it carries "old and obsolete" stock. They have the part listed, but do not say how much. They are in California.

Let Google be your friend.
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Re: Cant find replacement part

Postby slingshotm » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:16 am

If the relay looks like what is in the link that I attached you should be able to take it in to a parts store to get a replacement. They are standard relays that come in different amp rating. Hope this helps.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/access ... 46045_0_0_

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Re: Cant find replacement part

Postby eklimek » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:36 am

Yep, it's a relay judging by id numbers, location and electrical alfunction.

See ...


http://rb-aa.bosch.com/boaarocs/page.js ... e=compare1

Siemens makes multiple pole relays but essentially a coil activating a positional contact(s) that are either NC or NO.

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Re: Cant find replacement part

Postby MaximusSE » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:48 am

Thanks guys! I've about Googled myself to death ;-) I had also discovered the 4Star electronics sight and asked for a quote, only to have my hopes dashed by their reply that they did not in fact have the part in stock :-(( I'll post a pic of the relay help identify what I'm looking for. It's a little black "brick" about 2"x2" with a 20amp fuse built in... has a multi-wire connector... I read somewhere (but can't find it again) that another rider had this on his bike which caused the driving lights to run on low until the high beam switch was selected, the "click" sound in the device causing the halogen driving lights to change to a brighter setting...

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Re: Cant find replacement part

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:57 am

It's just a relay. No need to go crazy trying to source an original item. Go to your auto parts store, buy a standard $5 30 amp automotive relay and a fuse holder, and you can use those to replace what you've got.

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Re: Cant find replacement part

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:32 pm

I read somewhere (but can't find it again) that another rider had this on his bike which caused the driving lights to run on low until the high beam switch was selected, the "click" sound in the device causing the halogen driving lights to change to a brighter setting


This makes me wonder....It is possible that it is specially wired or that the lamps have 2 filaments.
Can you count the number of wires attached to this thing and post a picture of it....?

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Re: Cant find replacement part

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:11 pm

I just had this random thought...I'm gonna add a killer set of narrow beam lamps to my bike...
I really don't need them during the day but rather that turning them off...how bout a dual relay to switch from series to parallel power feed....
Daytime..both lamps get 12 volts...one after the other...like Christmas tree lights...
night time ...full 12 volts to each...
As long as they are the same lamp they should operate bout half brightness.....

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Re: Cant find replacement part

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:23 pm

In the top instance if you loose one bulb both will go out just like your old series tree lights.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Cant find replacement part

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:47 pm

Yup.sure will.
Oh well
The other will still work on "high".
Its a easy "low lamp"circuit.Kinda like DRL on a car.




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