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    Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    I was on a regular ride on my 09 FZ6 and I had the high beam on as well as the running light. Everything was fine (both were functioning). When I stopped (<5 min later), I noted that the highbeam indicator was off and I hadn't turned it off. Sure enough, flicked the switch and it never came on. Both lights were off. Later I checked the fuses, and saw the head 20 fuse was blown. Replaced that, still no lights. Checked the bulbs and the running light was blown (bulb was about 10 months old); high beam looked fine. Replaced that, still no lights, no highbeam indicator. Tail light, brake light, turn signals all function and the bike starts and runs just fine. Battery is about a month old.

    Suggestions much appreciated.

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    Re: Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    The headlight circuit runs off a relay That relay is not operable until the engine has been started. Since you've replaced the fuse and highbeam lamp please confirm that you've started the engine and checked the headlamp voltages to be present or not present. Where in Cali are you? I'm in SD
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    Just checked and you're not far from me so if worse comes to worse we can get together for a coffee and some troubleshooting.....
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    Rep point to Cliff for a generous offer... but denied =(

    Any chance this is a dual headlight mod gone wrong?
    As in, with an incorrect mod to turn on both left and right lamps and done incorrectly the low and high beam elememts of the same bulb are both on at the same time. This condition leads to premature bulb failure as the two elements on at the same time over heat the bulb.

    You might grab a meter or a test lamp and verify the low beam element is OFF (H4 bulb) while the High Beam element is on (H4 bulb)....

    Or you could put your sunglasses on and stare into the sun. Me, I'd use the meter....
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    Re: Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    Quote Originally Posted by FinalImpact View Post
    Rep point to Cliff for a generous offer... but denied =(

    Any chance this is a dual headlight mod gone wrong?
    As in, with an incorrect mod to turn on both left and right lamps and done incorrectly the low and high beam elememts of the same bulb are both on at the same time. This condition leads to premature bulb failure as the two elements on at the same time over heat the bulb.

    You might grab a meter or a test lamp and verify the low beam element is OFF (H4 bulb) while the High Beam element is on (H4 bulb)....

    Or you could put your sunglasses on and stare into the sun. Me, I'd use the meter....
    I thought of that but he said he replaced the hight beam. I agree, it could be a bad HL mod...

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    Re: Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    The one running light bulb burned out 10 months ago and NOW, again...

    Besides that HB issue and blowing fuses, something ain't right.

    An improper dual headlight mod, should (I would think), not burn out the running light-maybe coincidence?


    I suspect Cliff may get that cup of coffee, or even breakfast digging into this one!!
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    Re: Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    Thank you for the replies. I have started the bike (gotten the engine running) and the headlights don't run. I haven't done any headlight mods. Only electrical is a new taillight that is nearly 6 months old. That hasn't given issues.

    I'm not sure on the voltage testing. I'm not much of an electrical engineer, but I'm willing to try.

    I've read that it could be a regulator rectifier or stator.

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    Re: Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    Quote Originally Posted by The13th View Post
    Thank you for the replies. I have started the bike (gotten the engine running) and the headlights don't run. I haven't done any headlight mods. Only electrical is a new taillight that is nearly 6 months old. That hasn't given issues.

    I'm not sure on the voltage testing. I'm not much of an electrical engineer, but I'm willing to try.

    I've read that it could be a regulator rectifier or stator.
    It wouldn't be the stator. It could be the regulator rectifier but then it would toast other lights and other components if it went open. Maybe intermittent but I doubt it. May have a bad headlight relay. I'll be available for help after this weekend as I believe you're not that far from me. I know these circuits pretty well....
    If you can't fix it by hitting it with a hammer, it's electrical!

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    Re: Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    Thank is an incredibly generous offer. that I will probably take you up on. I'll probably ride dirty (no headlights) as I continue to look into the issue. Luckily my commuting is during the day; thank god for long summer days

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    Re: Burned out Headlight. No Highbeam Indicator, Good Fuses

    Quote Originally Posted by The13th View Post
    Thank is an incredibly generous offer. that I will probably take you up on. I'll probably ride dirty (no headlights) as I continue to look into the issue. Luckily my commuting is during the day; thank god for long summer days
    Let me know when we can hook up. Better if you can come here. I have tools and meters. I can figure out what the problem is in a few minutes. We should be able to get you up and running and then you can order a relay if that's the culprit. Let me know...

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