high beam headlight


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washandy98664
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high beam headlight

Postby washandy98664 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:09 pm



I am having trouble with the high beams on my headlight.
Is there a relay for the headlight? ??
Once in a while my high beams will work.
Any help is appreciated.
Thanks Andy



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Re: high beam headlight

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:26 pm

No relay.just power through the start button over to the hi/low switch and then through the faring plug(if it has one)then on up to the headlight.
If the low beam always works you can eliminate the power source and start button.
Its possible that just the lamp is bad,start there first.
The hi/low switch can be cleaned.
Another thing.when the high beam does not work,does the indicator light up?
If it does,you have a problem at the lamp.if it also won't light,get into the switch.

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Re: high beam headlight

Postby loopy » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:03 am

I have a similar problem. When you mean " the indicator lights up" do you mean the "High beam indicator" or the left or right indicators.

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Re: high beam headlight

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:58 am

The blue high beam indicator lamp.Its tied to the wire that goes to the lamp.if its on and the high beam isn't,the headlight or its connector is bad.
If even the indicator won't come on,chances are the switch isn't working.

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Re: high beam headlight

Postby loopy » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:01 am

Is the low/high switch able to be pulled apart.

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Re: high beam headlight

Postby loopy » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:13 am

No the high beam indicator does not light up




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