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Headlight keeps blowing

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

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Corrosion on the ground wire contacting the frame could be causing the light to blow

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SOURCE: high beam blows fuse

If I recall, they have a problem with wires chaffing under the fairing. Good luck the fairing has to come off.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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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

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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

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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

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SOURCE: my cbr 954 rr headlight both high beam and low

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

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