Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Westminster Maryland
07 Strat, headlights and accessory lights don't work
Ok Fellow Strat jocks. Got an electrical issue, pulled bike out to wash, didn't notice that headlights where not on, washed it, then realized no headlights or accessory lights, or hi beam indicator are also not working, checked all fuses, and replaced the 20 amp for headlights, fuse in headlight bowel for accessory lights. fuses good, next checked headlight relay, unbolted fender to move it back to get to the #52 headlight relay. What a pain. Anyway checked relay, it's working fine, ordered a new relay, installed same problem. Broke out the DVM, I have 12 volts on the connector in headlight bowel on green wire return from dimmer switch. still no headlights, removed relay, put a battery positive on the lead going to green wire from relay switch socket, both headlight hi/low work, also accessory light works. So wiring from relay is good to headlight/handlebar switches. Also tested each bulb in headlight, ground is good. Relay is clicking fine once engine starts but no headlights. I don't have any other ideas, just hoping it's not the ECU that sends the engine start signal to turn on the lights. I suspected to find a burnt wire, or corroded pins in connectors, didn't fine anything abnormal. Any idea's. Everything else is working normal. I'm stumped. Did learn that the schematic does not show the various connectors in the headlight bowel. They are easy to id, with wire colors from manual, also between the handle bar switches to main connector in bowel. Help, can't ride the beast without lights.
07 Stratoliner S with MS Batwing, MS lowers, Buck lowers, custom large trunk rack, King tourpack trunk, air horn, See me Now tail light and headlight pulser mods. Led lighting all over. Night rider tail light setup on the trunk.