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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2018, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Issue with headlights!

The headlights with my 03 CBR600rr are kind of funky right now, I cannot get the high beam to turn on at all. The indicator light turns on, just not the light itself. It was working about a week ago. Until about 2 days ago my low beam worked fine, now I need to turn my bike on and off multiple times to get the low beam to kick on. The lights are HID. I just got the bike about a month ago. Any ideas?


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sorry I didn't read the part about HID lights

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Chances are the ballast or the relay are going bad. You can swap the high and low beam ballasts and see if the issues move. I am not sure is they used one relay to power both Ballasts at the same time. If you have two swap them. Getting the problem to move will help find out the weak link
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If its the ballast or the relays is that a pretty simple fix? I prefer to do all of the work on my bike myself and am learning as I go. Pretty mechanically inclined, not bad with electrical.

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have you been working on your bike electrics recently without disconnecting the battery? Just curious could it simply be a fuse

recently had an issue with lighting myself, most of what i've learned about motorcycle electrics has been here. Eventually as mentioned above the more experienced members here will help you narrow down...

I don't have headlights fitted but know the relay is basically a box with pins.. wires going to it from high beam, switch, we simply disconnect the wires and fit to a new relay, Think the relay should be located between the actual headlights. The ballast will be much bigger then the relay, same shape i believe and located in the same area around the front nose. pretty sure it's all plug and go at some point..

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If its the ballast or the relays is that a pretty simple fix? I prefer to do all of the work on my bike myself and am learning as I go. Pretty mechanically inclined, not bad with electrical.

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no, you don't fix ballasts. best you can do is check the wiring, but if it is the ballast or igniter (if the are separate units), you will have to order a replacement.

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First, try to connect them directly to the battery without going through a relay if you used one. Next, try to swap parts around to determine the problem. Make sure you're swapping with known good parts.

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