Low beam headlight on 1500


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Low beam headlight on 1500

Postby ghermphis » Wed Sep 01, 2010 4:55 am



The headlights on my 93 1500 se naturally go out when the starter is engaged and always came back on when the engine started.one day they took about 5 seconds,then it went to 8 seconds and now the low beam doesn't come on at all.I changed the bulbs and checked the connections,but still no good.Any ideas?????



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Re: Low beam headlight on 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:46 pm

First, does this happen if you have the headlights switched to high beam as well, or only if they are switched to low beam?

If it happens only when they're switched to low beam, then your low-beam headlight relay (relay number 8) is probably sticking. If it happens both on low beam and high beam, then it's likely the starter switch itself.

This can be confirmed by tracing the blue/white wire coming out of the starter switch. When the ignition is on, and the starter is NOT pressed, it should be at +12v. When the starter button IS pressed, it should drop to 0v. When the switch is released again, it should return to +12v, instantly. If it takes some time to return to +12v (coincidental with the headlights turning back on), then you've confirmed the problem is your starter switch.

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Re: Low beam headlight on 1500

Postby ghermphis » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:47 am

It seems to be only on low beam so I'll check#8 relay.Thanks for the info.

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Re: Low beam headlight on 1500

Postby TerryRuth » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:23 pm

WHERE are the relays

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Re: Low beam headlight on 1500

Postby TerryRuth » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:26 pm

under the seat ? or in the tank box?

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Re: Low beam headlight on 1500

Postby TerryRuth » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:17 pm

behind left saddle tank which 1 is the low beam

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Re: Low beam headlight on 1500

Postby bellboy40 » Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:10 pm

Is this what you are looking for? It is the GL1500 relay box.
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