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I'm installing a replacement headlight system for both my low & high beam on my 916. The brand is DDM Tuning. I connected the high beam side first, and there was no problem. After connecting the low beam side, it will not come on.

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  • gregpartin May 29, 2011

    I've already checked the fuse, it's fine. There's no way any of the wiring can be pinched because I left the headlight assembly out on a table in front of the bike. I wired both the high beam and low beam lights just as the kit came. You can't mess up the connections, there's only one way they will connect. As I said before, there is no problem with the high beam bulb.....works perfectly! I'll try the multimeter in a few minutes to see if that solves the problem. Thank you!

  • gregpartin May 29, 2011

    I'll get back in touch with you tomorrow, a little to tired to mess with this headache any longer tonight.



    Greg

  • gregpartin May 29, 2011

    Mark, I hope you're doing well today. First of all, I didn't think you were questioning my abaility, and I'm sorry on my part if I sounded like that. I just get frustrated when something so simple doesn't work out as it should. I just got in from church, and I'm getting ready for the Indy 500. I'll be messing with the bike as I'm watching the race, and I'll let you know what I'm trying next to solve this problem. I keep the bike in my dining room, so it's where I can work on it while I watch the race. Thanks again Mark, for your time & help.

  • gregpartin May 29, 2011

    Mark, thank you so much for mentioning your cell phone number....that would be great! I haven't done anything yet because I'm watching the race presently. Send your number whenever your ready and I'll give you a call. Thank you again!!

  • gregpartin May 29, 2011

    Mark, are you available now? What's your cell number?

  • gregpartin May 30, 2011

    Mark, was a great help in every way. Kind and courteous, he worked with me on two seperate days, and that was on a holiday weekend. A professional in every manner! Highly recommended!!!

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It sounds like you grounded out the light. it may not have been from something you do. check you light and see if low beam wire is pinched or the socket is not in the plug wrong.check you fuse as will you might have blown it. if you have a multimeter use the ohm setting to check to see if the power to light is grounded. to so simply put on lead into the power wire and other to the ground if you get a reading there is your problem. let me know if that is what going on if not we can start checking the relays and things like that.
M.Woodring

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    mark woodring May 29, 2011

    Greg i hope you don't find what i said really as thinking you have a lack in ability, i;m just trying to get a feel for what is going on. while your checking things in the morning make sure that the low beam is getting power and that the bulb is good. i have chased my tail over a blown blub that looked good., something so simply can ruin your day. that and sadly i have seen things come from the factory messed up. since your fuse is still good it has to be something simply unlikely your grounding out. anyways i'm going to hit the sack myself just got done watching the fights and had a long day at the beach. i'm looking forward to hearing back from you
    Mark

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    mark woodring May 29, 2011

    Greg i hope you don't find what i said really as thinking you have a
    lack in ability, i;m just trying to get a feel for what is going on.
    while your checking things in the morning make sure that the low beam is
    getting power and that the bulb is good. i have chased my tail over a
    blown blub that looked good., something so simply can ruin your day.
    that and sadly i have seen things come from the factory messed up. since
    your fuse is still good it has to be something simply unlikely your
    grounding out. anyways i'm going to hit the sack myself just got done
    watching the fights and had a long day at the beach. i'm looking forward
    to hearing back from you
    Mark

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    mark woodring May 29, 2011

    The last time i got to keep a bike in the house was before I got married, your a lucky man Greg!!
    i'm getting ready for church and them i'm going to watch races myself god bless dvr's i'll looking forward to hearing from you. if it makes it any easier i can send my cell number when i out of church. it's a bit easier then typing emails
    Mark

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    mark woodring May 29, 2011

    no worries greg i'll talk to ya bout 2 hours
    Mark

  • mark woodring
    mark woodring May 29, 2011

    hey greg it's mark, my number is 361-331-9921 or 361-331-9980. i will be at b-day parity with the kids for the next 3 hours, we are bowling so if you should call i shouldn't have a problem talkin to ya for a few mins. I'll talk with ya soon

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