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Old 10-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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Headlights Not Working On 2003

I just bought a used 2003 CBR600RR with 11,xxx miles and the headlights aren't working, I tried searching here and all the headlight issues seem different than mine. Hopefully someone will be able to help. Here's the deal:

-Replaced the fuse and the low and high beam work fine while the bike is off

-Went for a ride and look down on my cluster noticed that my high beam blue light was out, fuse popped again....

-Bike starts, rides fine, everything else works

-All other fuses are fine

The bike has flush mounts the the previous owner installed. They work perfect but could the wiring be causing the fuse to pop? Also has an eliminator kit, could this be causing the fuse to pop? I know that the signals and tail light aren't on the same fuse as the headlight but could there still be a short somewhere causing the headlights to go out?

My battery stays charged and I'm assuming charges fine, so it can't be the regulator correct?

Thanks guys, I'm new to CBRs and need help so I can get this fixed :)
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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sir,
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=138034
i was part of another discusion on this topic previously. please see link. solder the wires as specified and youll be good to go!...given that you are half way decent with a soldering iron
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:51 AM   #3
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Thank you, I've seen this thread plenty of times while searching and thought that since my fuse pops as soon as I turn the bike on it was something else. I will check this out this weekend anyway, at this point I'll try anything :) thanks for posting the link, I'll let you know how it goes!
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #4
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sir,
http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.php?t=138034
i was part of another discusion on this topic previously. please see link. solder the wires as specified and youll be good to go!...given that you are half way decent with a soldering iron
Thank you for the link, I just double checked and this is not the cause of my problem. All my wires are still connected.

I'm open again to suggestions!


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Old 11-02-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
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Sounds like you have a short somewhere. You could use a volt meter to track it down or simply start disconnecting each light and see if it isolates itself. I would go back and take a hard look at your wiring harness to make sure there are no cuts, frays, or the wires possibly rubbing against something.
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I'll start by unplugging the lights and trying each.

If it makes a difference, my eye light works and the dash lights work fine. When I turn the key the blue high beam light comes on then turns off.

I did not wire the running lights (stripped wire) to my Rizoma turn signals, instead capped it and taped it up.


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Old 11-02-2012, 06:37 PM   #7
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Ok I just unplugged my front turn signals and both headlights. The fuse still popped?

So it has nothing to do with the running lights shorting anything.

But even with both lights unplugged it still pops? Does this mean a short somewhere?


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Yes. There's a short somewhere. What was the last time you installed anything electrical? Sounds like it was your turn signals. My friend had an aftermarket turn signals installed and it shorted his brake lights and clusters. Start with something simple that you know works! Undo what you did and test each component individually.
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Ok so update. After unplugging all the turn signals and the tail light then trying JUST the headlights, the fuse still popped. So I'm assuming I narrowed it down to just the headlight circuit.

infinate719 is currently working with me to try and resolve this issue. Special thanks to him!

I took the fairings off and inspected all the harnesses around the gas tank. All seem to be fine, no corrosion and all are firmly plugged in and secured. The harnesses and fuses directly behind the battery are also fine.

Could my relays be bad? I'm not to sure how they work but if one goes bad would it cause my fuse to pop?


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Which fuse popped?
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Which fuse popped?
The headlight fuse, (most left fuse in the fuse box, 20)


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