2009 F650GS Headlight Burns Out Immediately

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by dgore2, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. dgore2

    dgore2 Adventurer

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    May 8, 2009
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    Joplin, MO
    Testing complete and problem solved. One of the posters noted that the low beam headlight doesn't come on when the key is turned to on...only when then engine is started. I checked the voltage at the bulb receptacle and found that to be mostly true. When you turn on the key you get a brief voltage reading before it returns to zero. I installed a new bulb and checked it before returning it to the headlight cavity. When you turn on the key, the light comes on for just a fraction of a second. However, with the new bulb installed, it didn't burn out. Voltage was in the 13-14v range and it is now working fine. Thanks for all the help. I think we all learned something here....
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  2. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    South Jersey... Close to the Pines
    Yeah... A defective part can make you crazy thinking it is something else that is causing a problem. Happens more than you would think. It was real bad in the infancy of vehicle electronics. Cheap aftermarket parts were the worst.
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