My front low headlight doesn't work. I've changed over globes and placed it back together. (took me a while to figure it all out). but nothing. my pass light works fine and all electrics and other lights are good. only had bike for three months 08 650r. any ideas?
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Check for voltage on headlight plug with a car voltage probe or a globe with a wire soldered on one side for the probe wire and another wire soldered to globes other terminal to Earth - terminal or car body . when 12V switched globe lights up .
Then you can test low beam relay is getting voltage from headlight switch. You can check fuse is supplying 12v to low beam.
You can check relay is switching 12V to low beam headlight .
The headlight globe usually just twists out of the back of the headlight assembly. When fitting the new globe,use a cloth or glove. Don't touch any part of the globe with bare hands as the oily film will cause the new globe to fail very quickly.
You either have hands the size of an 8 year old child or you have never done this yourself. There is no way to access the connector and manipulate the connector release tabs to remove the globe on the drivers side with the assembly in place, with all the plumbing and water bottle in place. You have to remove the whole front bumper and associated guards etc etc just to replace a globe. Very poor design.
Rear. 2 retainers PLUS a very tight ball socket holding the light assembly into place. Be ready to catch the tail light when you pop it of the ball socket.
Front. Use the headlight removal tool in the tool kit. Open front bonnet and push down and remove tear shape trim on headlight side in question. Place headlight tool onto spline and with one hand ready to "catch" the headlight, turn the tool until headlight pushes forward. Then remove headlight by hand and replace globe as required. Be careful of bayonet fitting. Can be fragile.
You shouldn't need to remove a bumper to replace the front headlight. Simply open the hood, and you should be able to see the back side of the headlights in the engine compartment at the front. There will be bolts/clips holding them in place.
Loosen these and pull out (you can disconnect the electrical supply too) and replace the bulb, then put back together the same way you took it apart.
Your problem sounds like either the globe (did you touch the glass on the globe if so that could be your problem as you musent touch the top part or glass with your hand (use a clean piece of cloth) and also change it with the other side light and if it works then its the head light plug or the wiring .
If you carnt find the problem with the wiring then take the colour from the light on the wire (main beam should be BLUE with White trace) so find the wire and run a new wire from the other side head light and it should work ..But make sure its not the globe first.
If the main beam light works on the left hand side then it carnt be the earth wire on the back of the light plug
1MAIN BEAM 2 DIP BEAM WIRE.3 EARTH WIRE so check the earth wire as well (let me know how you go) are you on Skype Ron
okay it is actually really easy althought they wouldn't want you to think so. It took me and my husband like 3hours to figure it out. But we did and now were like duh. If you open your hood and stick you hand down the front to where you are right behind the headlight if you feel around you will find that there are like caps over the place where you should be able to get your bulbs out. what you have to do is get a small flat head screw driver and pri the cap off and take out your bulb. It sounds worse than it is i promise and the only hard part is getting your hands on the caps