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V-Strom specific discussion => V-Strom specific discussion => Topic started by: allabright on November 11, 2020, 16:05:21

Title: 2012 Glee Dipped Beam Headlights
Post by: allabright on November 11, 2020, 16:05:21
Hello All,

I've recently been having problems with my headlights - the dipped beam stopped working completely one day.

I tried a new bulb, I dismantled the starter switch and cleaned it, and I checked the fuses. However, none of it worked.

Today, I believe I traced it to the large connector inside the fairing, left of the forks. I took the connector apart and gave it a spray with some cleaner, and the lights now seem to work intermittently, depending on the orientation of the connector/wires etc. I've arranged them now so that the lights work, but it's obviously not a permanent fix?

Where should I go next on this? Is it likely to be something in the connector causing it, or a partially broken/corroded wire? And if I have to replace the connector/wire, do I have to replace the whole front harness?

Additionally, I noticed that with the connector unplugged totally, the lights still work, but I get a 'Check' sign on the dashboard. Should this be happening? Or is it likely a previous owner installed something that bypasses that connection anyway?

Thanks a lot,

allabright
Title: Re: 2012 Glee Dipped Beam Headlights
Post by: Fat Rat on November 11, 2020, 18:16:57
You have identified the source, they are known for corrosion. Check for heat on the wires, that should tell you which wire/pin is corroded. Usually, 20 minutes with a small file should sort out the connector, worse case, cut out the offending wire, solder and heat shrink it, bypasing the connector  :thumb:
Title: Re: 2012 Glee Dipped Beam Headlights
Post by: kwackboy on November 11, 2020, 18:58:42
If the wires are all intact and not burnt out clean the connections and give them a little twist with a pair of long nose pliers.   

 
Title: Re: 2012 Glee Dipped Beam Headlights
Post by: sjh on May 02, 2021, 10:17:28
Or is it likely a previous owner installed something that bypasses that connection anyway?

Stopped by the forum to look at the for-sale bit and spotted a question I can answer - I didn't do anything to the front lights,

The PC8 was tapped into the number plate light connector if I recall correctly,

Glad the bike is still going!