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post #1 of 22 Old 10-09-2010, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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i have lost power to all 4 filaments of my head lights. I have checked the fuses they are ll good. I took the starter switch apart and found nothing abnormal. What Next? Im lost no. Thanks Curt
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post #2 of 22 Old 10-09-2010, 05:22 PM
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Another common source of problems is the connector under the rubber cover in the left fairing cowling. Look for brown discoloration which indicates overheating. Also, a visual inspection of the starter switch doesn't assure the contacts are working. The wires need to be checked for power.

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While we are on the subject.
What is the best way to fix the starter switch for this problem? I wiggle it, and the headlights blink. Wiggle it just right, and the headlights go out. Can this be fixed to where the starter switch no longer causes this problem?

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One thing to do is install a headlight relay kit. Lightening the load on the switch helps a lot. It is better for avoiding the problem rather than fixing it after the fact though.
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I have checked the big connector on the left side and found it to be like new: absolutely no corrosion or sign of overheating. I have emailed Jim Davis about using the H 4 kit and a brake light adaptor to power it. I dont have an electrical diagram for the bike but when I add up the wattages for the headlight and divide by the voltage I get nearly a 21 amp load. the Fuses in the main fuse box are all 10 and 15 amp rated. Is there another larger fuse that runs the lights every thing else is working. I want to get the lights fixed before Saturday in order to go Daytona, and I cant get the parts from EB before then. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Curt

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The hi and lo beams in stock condition use separate fuses, 15A each. When the flash to pass switch is used, both beams will be lit but using a 20A fuse with the relay kit seems to work fine. Since relays are used, you don't need a trigger relay but the power leads need to run to the battery or a fuse block. If you are using the brake light wire to trigger a fuse block relay, that's fine. It should not be used to power the headlight relay kit directly.

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Thanks Greywolf. Your thinking is the same as mine. I was planning on using the brakelight wire to trigger the relay and wiring the main relay wires straight back to the battery. The problem That I am facing is getting the light to work while Im waiting for the relay to come from Japan. I want to go to Biketoberfest Saturday and leave here about 5:30 am. I dont think Jim can get me the relay that fast. Ive checked the fuses the main connect under the left fairing ad the starter switch and all seem to be as new with no sign of burning or non operational. Curt
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In a worst case, you can jumper the Y/W and O/R wires together that go to the starter switch. That will bypass the switch for the headlights. The headlights will be on when the starter button is pushed but scads of 2004s worked fine that way.

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that Idea makes sense to me I was planning on putting a manual shutoff switch on relay so that If it gets a bit hard to start in or 2 week winter i could give the starter an extra boost. Thanks for the help Curt
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Problem solved. Ended up taking the bike to the dealership. The tech there found a corroded connector between the main harness and the wires going up to the right handlebar switch. This connector is under the tank and indicated on the wire diagram but not identified as to where it is. The tech said if Suzuki engineer came through the office to keep him as he wanted to grab him by the short hairs. Ended up costing a hundred but at least I'm legal again and can ride at night. Im still going to put the headlight relay on the bike. The service writer and the tech both indicated it was a necessary improvement. Thanks for the help extended over the weekend. Curt
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