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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Headlight= No Light

I looked around before making this post with not much success. Head light worked two days ago, now it doesn't. I hooked my volt meter up to the socket my bulb plugs into, no voltage above 0.04. Bad relay or is there a fuse I don't know about? If so locations? I have a. 2005 vstar 1100 classic. I hate driving at 0400 with no headlight to base. Thanks!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 08:37 PM
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Fuse

There is a fuse. It is in the storage compartment on the left side.

http://www.starmotorcycles.com/asset...ustom_1356.pdf

Check the high low beam switch. Be sure you have a ground. If there are passing lamps wired to feed from the headlight you may need a larger fuse. I believe stock is 15 Amp. I would not go larger than 20 Amps.

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There is a fuse. It is in the storage compartment on the left side.

http://www.starmotorcycles.com/asset...ustom_1356.pdf

Check the high low beam switch. Be sure you have a ground. If there are passing lamps wired to feed from the headlight you may need a larger fuse. I believe stock is 15 Amp. I would not go larger than 20 Amps.

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thanks! the kid just went to sleep and once I finish cleaning up the kitchen (yes, I'm domesticated), and make some coffee on the stove, its time to see what the problem is! Again, thank you!
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ugh............popping fuses like candy! damn you wiring! Instant popping too! Key-off, new fuse in, key-on=pop!
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positive to ground in the front turn signal wiring, don't know which side yet..don't care its too late for me tonight. Instead just pulled the wiring and assembly off the front end, i'll just have to ride extra careful tomorrow when i switch lanes.
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from what you've said it's not actually a turn signal problem but a position light. That would be the blue wire in the signal/position wiring harness. This wire is on the same circuit as the headlight power. As shown in fig 1

Fig 1
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverB...ring-US-01.JPG

fig 2
http://www.sloneservices.com/SilverB...ring-US-02.jpg

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Ohm meter

Chalms,

Sounds like you are in control, but just in case keep in mind the resistance of a cold light bulb is very low. If you think the one Ohm resistance of a cold light bulb is fooling you remove the bulb from the socket. If there is a short it will still be there.

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Thanks guys for the help! I'm going to fix it this weekend, not too worried about having front turn signals. I'll just take caution when changing lanes with people infront of me.
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Should be just a matter of not connecting the blue wire till you fix it and you'll still have signals.

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True! But I pulled the bar and lights off the other day kind of lazy. Being in home port is kicking my butt. Some how I got more sleep during deployment.
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