ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
bloc OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 158
Odd headlight issue

I apologize if this has been brought up before.. I've spent hours looking at wiring diagrams and searching the forums.. not really sure what phrases to use though.

2004 950 Adventure S, euro headlight, no euro light switch.

Intermittently for a while, and now permanently, the headlamp will not come on (regular or high-beam), but the blue high-beam indicator on the dash is staying lit. Doesn't matter what combination of settings you use for the high/low-beam, or high-beam flasher.. condition persists. All fuses good, both the switches seem to be operating correctly. (EDIT: I took the switches apart and no burned contacts, no dirt.. everything seemed fine)

Other than that, the bike starts and runs flawlessly.

Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas for things to check before I start ripping apart the fairings and attack it with a DMM?

Thanks,
-Justin

bloc screwed with this post 10-25-2012 at 04:17 PM
bloc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
baloneyskin daddy
bikaholic
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: southcentral PA.
Oddometer: 1,907
Is it a single bulb set up? If it is the filements are touching each other.
baloneyskin daddy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
bloc OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 158
Euro light assembly, separate H3 & H7 bulbs.
bloc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
AdvRonski
They call me......Ronski
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Wishing I was back in Grand Junction, now in MN
Oddometer: 659
Sounds like a problem with the ground circuit.
__________________
Ronski
Enduro Racer & Big Bike Adventurer
AdvRonski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 07:30 PM   #5
bloc OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 158
With the high-beam indicator lighting up, and seemingly independently of the high/low beam settings, it made me wonder if this was some kind of diagnostic or warning light. From looking at the wiring diagrams I can't work out how it would turn on with from a wiring fault unless the dash was doing it for some other reason..

I wish I could find a schematic of the dash.. that would help a ton.
bloc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
AdvRonski
They call me......Ronski
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Wishing I was back in Grand Junction, now in MN
Oddometer: 659
The reason the high-beam indicator is on regardless of high/low setting, is that without a good ground, the low-beam setting will feed through the high-beam filament, and light the indicator. In high-beam, the indicator is powered directly.
Check that ground circuit!
__________________
Ronski
Enduro Racer & Big Bike Adventurer
AdvRonski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #7
bloc OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 158
Thanks for the explanation.. I'll check into it tomorrow.
bloc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 08:31 AM   #8
bloc OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 158
AdvRonski, you called it. The female ground wire pin in the main headlight connector was slightly loose and showed signs of getting a little hot as a result.

Thanks for the help.
bloc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014