Question about Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic Motorcycles
I have tried 2 new headlights (thinking the 1st was just bad) however the both blew the high and low beam in a short while after driving. What could cause this? it works so I dont believe it is a fuse issue but I could be wrong
Corrosion on the ground wire contacting the frame could be causing the light to blow
Posted on Dec 30, 2013
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Energy must pass through your switch (hi/low or momentary), then to your headlight, and finally to ground. An interruption anywhere will cause the light to go out. Since both your hi and low beams are not working, I suspect a bad ground connection somewhere. Probably in your switch, but if it is easier to check the headlight socket I would check that too. Use a multi-meter, see if you have power to the switch. If you do, ground the negative lead coming to the switch and see if your headlight comes on. If it does, you know you have a bad ground.
Posted on May 21, 2009
There seems to be some short in the circuit of the high beam, you will have to follow the high beam wiring, best would be to get the color of the high beam wire frm the head light bulb socket and trace it along you will sure find somwhere the along it the short.
Check the light switch and the blinker switch too.
Hope this helps!
Posted on Jun 25, 2009
SOURCE: no headlights
Pull the cover on the left side (Just under the seat) the fuse is the bottom left most location. It may have a corroded terminal. Replacing the fuse should fix the problem.
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
Yes - and there is a fuse for just those items. The other possible cause is a bad starter button. When you push the start button, it does two things: activates the electric starter - and cuts power to the headlight until the button is released. So, if it isn't the fuse, it's probably the start button.
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 05, 2014 | 2006 Harley Davidson XL 1200 C Sportster...
Oct 27, 2012 | 2002 Ford Focus
Oct 27, 2012 | 2001 Ford Focus
Jul 22, 2012 | Yamaha Motorcycles
Dec 05, 2010 | Hyundai Sonata Cars & Trucks
Sep 25, 2017 | 2002 Kia Spectra
Dec 04, 2008 | Chrysler Town & Country Cars & Trucks
139 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: