Installing Headlight Relays

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Installing Headlight Relays

Post by GL_Steve »

Hey all,

Having headlight issues (no headlight at all) and recently had the RLU let the smoke out. I have done the bypass jumpers and replaced blown fuses. There are some questionable areas regarding wiring connections; stuff not plugged in, wires hanging bare, etc, etc from previous owner/s.

I want to install a relay for each lo and hi beams like I did on my KLR but not all that familiar with the wiring; using two for redundancy, in case one relay blows, the other will still work.

I am assuming that I want to tap the wires coming from the hi/lo switch to energize the relays; correct? Trying to figure out these wiring diagrams... one has something called a Temp Regulator... what the heck is that?

Where exactly is the Auxiliary power bus that I can tap for full 12V for the headlight?

Thanks for any and all input

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