Question about 1990 Yamaha XV 535 Virago DX

1 Answer

How does the headlight open to service/replace bulb?

Will a shorting out headlight affect the charging system?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Yamaha Master
  • 40,650 Answers

Hi, Xinia if your headlight is not working, keeps burning out, blinking, or is dim the first thing you need to check is the headlight bulb for damaged filaments then check your light circuit fuse, that being said the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ground or power supply wire to headlight bulb socket.
2. Worn, chaffed, or broken wires in the light circuit.
3. Corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets in wire connectors.
4. Faulty hi/lo beam switch.
5. Faulty ignition switch.
6. Fuse is good but no continuity on both sides.
7. Faulty wiring between battery positive and headlight bulb socket.
8. Weak charging alternator/generator.
9. Faulty voltage regulator/rectifier, overcharging.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the links below. Good luck and have nice a day.
Tech Tips Virago Star Owners Club
How To Replace Headlight Bulb On star 650 Classic
Yamaha XV 535 DX Virago Service Manual
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.starmotorcycles.com/assets/service/manuals/2005/LIT-11626-18-21_1000.pdf

Posted on Jul 11, 2016

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to fix low beam headlights won't come on---hi beams work ok?


Kenneth, you need to give more details on what kind of vehicle, year, make, style and so forth so we can attempt to make a judgment on this.

Well did you try the solution?


Your headlights are an essential safety system for nighttime driving & visibility. If your headlights are not working, or are not aimed properly, you might not be able to see the road clearly.

Here are some suggestions on how to troubleshoot various kinds of headlight problems:

Problem: One headlight does not work

This usually means one of the headlight bulbs has burned out. Bulbs have a limited life that depends on the number of hours of use, and how much vibration they have been subjected to over time. The thin tungsten filament inside an incandescent headlight bulb will eventually burn out. The more nighttime driving you do, the sooner one or both headlights will fail. A typical automotive incandescent headlamp (halogen or regular) has a service life that may range from 600 to as much as 2000 hours of use. For the average motorist who drives 12,000 to 15,000 miles a year, that means replacing a headlight maybe every five or six years depending on how often the headlights are used. Driving on rough roads may cut that life short by causing the delicate filament inside the bulb to fail prematurely.

The Fix: Replace the burned out bulb.

But before you do that, inspect the electrical connector on the back of the headlight carefully for damage, and see that it is not corroded or loose.

The headlight bulbs on most vehicles today are changed from the back of the headlight housing. The housing is a sealed plastic shell with the bulb and socket mounted on the back. The socket that holds the bulb usually twist-locks into the housing. Rotating it counterclockwise about ¼ turn will unlock the tabs and allow you to pull the bulb and socket out of the housing. Access on some vehicles is easy, but on others you may have to remove other components that are in the way, or even remove the housing mounting bolts and remove the housing before you can change the bulb. See your owners manual or the vehicle service literature for detailed instructions on how to replace a headlight bulb.

Once the socket has been removed from the headlight housing, you can pull the old bulb out of the socket and replace it with a new one (must be the same size and style as the original bulb).

Aftermarket replacement bulbs with slightly higher wattage ratings and/or tinting are available to upgrade headlight performance and improve nighttime and bad weather visibility.
best regards,

daid

I ask you did you try the solution posted twice then?

Sep 28, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to change headlight 2003the x type Jaguar


look inside owners manual in glove compartment look up bulb replacement in the back index it will show and tell you how to replace headlight bulbs. be sure to wear clean gloves, because headlight bulbs or halogen type bulbs, if oil from hands or skin touch the halogen bulb it will cause halogen light bulb overheat and blow out.you can go by auto parts store when you buy new headlight bulb the salesperson will go out to vechicle and replace headlight bulb for you wont charge you any thing.just charge you for the headlight bulb.

Feb 12, 2012 | 2003 Jaguar X-Type

2 Answers

My headlights are flickering and there is a clicking sound. I found a relay that is clicking in the fuse box on the left end of the dash beside the door. when I pull that relay the clicking stops and...


replace the relay and see if it stops, the relay can go like this sometimes and needs replacing. also check the earthing strips from the battery and the shell if it still keeps doing this remove one headlight bulb connection at a time and see if it stop as it could be a faulty bulb.

Jul 10, 2017 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do I remove halogen low beam head light to replace it?


Removal & Installation To Remove:
WARNING
The halogen fog light bulb contains gas under pressure. The bulb may shatter if the glass envelope is scratched or if the bulb is dropped. Handle the bulb only by its base. Avoid touching the glass envelope.
NOTE: The headlight bulb should not be removed from the headlight assembly until just before a replacement bulb is installed. Removing the bulb for an extended period of time may affect headlight bulb performance. Contaminants may enter the headlight assembly where they can settle on the lens and reflector. Never turn on the headlights with the bulb removed.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section. NOTE: Make sure that the headlight switch and the ignition switch are in the OFF position.
  2. Remove the pin-type retainers, screws and the air deflector from the radiator.
  3. Remove the three bolts and the headlight assembly.
  4. Disconnect the electrical connector.
  5. Remove the cover from the rear of the headlight assembly.
  6. If equipped with HID, release the spring tabs to remove the low beam bulb, otherwise disconnect the electrical connector and remove the bulb.
  7. Disconnect the electrical connector and remove the high beam bulb.
HID low beam headlight bulb lin_tc_0085.gif

Standard low beam headlight bulb lin_tc_0086.gif

High beam headlight bulb lin_tc_0087.gif

To Install:
  1. Place the headlight assembly in the proper position.
  2. Install the cover from the rear of the headlight assembly.
  3. Connect the electrical connector.
  4. Install the three bolts and the headlight assembly.
  5. Install the radiator air deflector.
prev.gif next.gif

Dec 18, 2010 | 2003 Lincoln Town Car

1 Answer

Headlights don't operate correctly. inconsistantly dimming or going out.running lights going off & on during day driving.Replaced one headlight bulb, didn't solve anything. fog lights,turn signals,...


Your charging system appears to be fluctuating. May be time for a new Alternator. OR You have a poor battery connection affecting the alternator.

Sep 24, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Equinox

1 Answer

How to replace Lexus RX330 headlights.


replacing the headlights is easy. There is no need to adjust the afs, is is automatically done within the vehicle. Changing the bulbs doesn't affect the afs system at all.

Apr 10, 2009 | 2008 Lexus Rx 330

2 Answers

Replacing HID headlight in 2004 Acura TL


HID Bulb Replacement

A transient high tension (25,000 V ) occurs at the bulb sockets of the high intensity discharge (HID) lamps when the combination light switch is turned ON, it may cause serious electrical shock or electrocution if you do not observe the cautions below.

CAUTION:
  • Never turn on the combination light switch before fitting the HID bulbs to their bulb sockets and completing the reassembly of the headlight assembly.
  • Do not service the headlights assembly in wet conditions, such as rain or snow, near a sprinkler system, or when your hands are wet to prevent electrocution.
  • Do not touch the surface of the HID bulbs with your bare hands and do not stain it with any oils and fats.
  • Do not disassemble the inverter unit and the ignitor unit.
  • Do not turn on the HID bulb by using a power source other than the battery mounted on your vehicle.
  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and the navigation system, then write down the XM radio channel preset. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.
  2. Turn the combination light switch OFF.
  3. Disconnect the battery negative cable, then disconnect the positive cable.
  4. Remove the headlight assembly.
37a2a12.jpg
  1. Remove the Torx bolt using a Torx T20 bit.
  2. Turn the cover (A) 45 ° counterclockwise to remove it from the headlight assembly.
71b91a6.jpg
  1. Turn the socket (A) 45 ° counterclockwise to remove it from the bulb (B).
  2. Pull the retaining spring (C) away from the bulb then remove the bulb.
  3. Make sure the bulb harness (D) is routed correctly so it does not contact the reflector (E).
  4. Install the new bulb in the reverse order of removal. Make sure the notches in the bulb align with the tabs in the headlight.
  5. After reconnecting the battery, enter the anti-theft codes for the radio and the navigation system, then enter the customer's XM radio channel presets.

Feb 13, 2009 | 2004 Acura TL

1 Answer

Bulbs frequently burning out.


The bulbs last forever on my 240s, but they don't last on my '94 850 and '98 XC70. The dash bulbs are hard to fix and the radio bulbs are soldered in. One solution is to always keep the dash lights dimmed about 30% from full brightness, and don't leave the headlights on during daylight. I keep them on but need to replace at least one headlight bulb each year. You could also check the battery voltage with a simple voltmeter just to be sure the voltage regulator is within spec. If the charging voltage is too high, the battery life might also be shortened.

Jan 07, 2009 | 2001 Volvo S60

Not finding what you are looking for?
1990 Yamaha XV 535 Virago DX Logo

31 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Yamaha Experts

dhnguyen

Level 2 Expert

281 Answers

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1144 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a Yamaha Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...