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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight wont turn on...wtf?

04 600RR, around 18,500 miles, slip on exhaust only non-cosmetic mod. I rode my bike up to a friends house in a town about 20 miles up the road because he had another one of my friends staying with him (who lives halfway across the state so I dont get to see him often). Anyway when I got there the headlight worked fine. Shut off the bike, went inside and talked for maybe 2 minutes before we started walking to yet another friends house just a block away. On the way out we stopped at my bike so I could (ill admit) show off a bit. I turned it on and it was still at 186 degrees, so I gave it a few quick revs. Highest rev was 4500, Im not a fan of wrapping it up and then shutting it off. Anyway let it idle a few seconds then shut it off.

So we go over to my friends house, play some Modern Warfare 2, have some pizza, etc etc (no alcohol for me), and then me and my brother walk back to the apartment to head back to town. It was around 11:30 when we were firing up our bikes. I noticed that my light was a bit dim so I hopped off and looked, sure enough only the 3rd eye is on. I tried restarting the bike and still only the 3rd eye. So I just had to use my high beam all the way home.

Ive looked at the wires going to the headlight and everything seems fine. The high beam works like I said, the 3rd eye works, everything works except for my daytime running headlight for some reason. The guy who owned it before me upgraded the bulbs to halogen bulbs (white/blue light, not HID blue though).

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I dont want to ride at night until its fixed. Using the high beam only could cause problems for other traffic I would imagine. Thanks!
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You have removed the bulb to inspect that it did not melt or burn out, correct?
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You have removed the bulb to inspect that it did not melt or burn out, correct?
yea what he said my high beams wasnt workin and i inspected the wires and one was loose ...
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I have in fact not, but I shall...once I figure out how to get it out. I-r-noob when it comes to bikes. Im tryin though! :P
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its just a small wire latch that snaps into place and holds the bulb. teh bulb has a couple tabs on it that ensure you put it in with proper orientation.
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Haven't seen a stock headlight in quite some time, so this may not be 100% right.
Unscrew the cap on the back of the headlight. Unplug the bulb (not sure of the clip style. Easy enough to figure out when you look at it). Twist the bulb to line of the prongs with the slots in the casing, and pull it out.
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Yeah theres a wire latch. I have the bulb out and am looking at it, but im not sure what to look for. It looks perfectly fine inside, nothing is broken off or anything. What exactly am I looking for? I can put up a pic of the bulb if need be.
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A pic would be good, but comparing it to the highbeam bulb would be easier for you. They're the same bulb.
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Hmmmmm I never thought of comparing the two. <.<

They look the same, only difference is the little spring inside is a little more worn on the running light. Otherwise they are the same.
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Try plugging the good one into the low beam light and see if it turns on.
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Well good news, I put them in their regular spots (low in low and high in high) and turned it on and it worked fine. I have no idea what was wrong, but whatever it was simply taking out the bulb and inspecting it fixed the problem. Thanks a ton for the help man!
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