Saddlebag light problem.


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Saddlebag light problem.

Postby c5cruiser » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:41 pm



I installed the Kuyakyn saddlebag (KY3202) and trunk lights (KY3201) and I'm not sure they're working correctly. Let me know if you've run into the same issue or if they are working correctly.

The trunk lights seem to work as they're supposed to. Low when riding and bright when brakes are applied.

The saddlebag lights seem to be bright and the lights turn off when the brakes are applied even tho there's currant. All the other brakes lights are working as ussual.

BTW it a 2004.



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Re: Saddlebag light problem.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:26 am

c5cruiser wrote:I installed the Kuyakyn saddlebag (KY3202) and trunk lights (KY3201) and I'm not sure they're working correctly. Let me know if you've run into the same issue or if they are working correctly.

The trunk lights seem to work as they're supposed to. Low when riding and bright when brakes are applied.

The saddlebag lights seem to be bright and the lights turn off when the brakes are applied even tho there's currant. All the other brakes lights are working as ussual.

BTW it a 2004.


Do the instructions state that they should run dim, and brighten with the brake lights?

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Re: Saddlebag light problem.

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:43 am

The instructions don't say much. They didn't even say where the wires went. I had to find out on the Cruiser Customizing site.
As I was falling asleep I remembered that the trunk lights had 3 wires and the saddlebag lights had only two. Still I think they should work as running and brake lights.
Maybe the wife is right. Maybe they're there to get someone's attention when behind you.

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Re: Saddlebag light problem.

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:49 am

Maybe that's just the way it is unless someone out there has a fix. :?

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Re: Saddlebag light problem.

Postby spiralout » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:58 am

I'm not sure, but shouldn't the saddlebag lights be tied in to the running lights for constant on instead of the brake circuit?

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Re: Saddlebag light problem.

Postby c5cruiser » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:03 am

They are however they don't function that way.

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Re: Saddlebag light problem.

Postby spiralout » Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:34 pm

From the installation instructions




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