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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-29-2006, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight doesn't work

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I have been working on my 01 for several weeks and had removed the headlight assembly and all the fairings, etc.

I put it all back together last night and now the headlights don't work. I checked the fuse and that's ok. The small light that is slightly above and between the main headlights work.

Any ideas on what the problem might be?

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check the simple stuff, like is the headlight harness plugged in? it's a separate cord then the middle light.
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you have to start the bike for the other 2 lights to work... if you just turn the key it wont turn on ( thats only if you didnt know that if you did disregard) otherwise check your bulbs make sure they are plugged it and make sure they arent blown
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you have to start the bike for the other 2 lights to work... if you just turn the key it wont turn on ( thats only if you didnt know that if you did disregard) otherwise check your bulbs make sure they are plugged it and make sure they arent blown
Forgot that simple one, yes, the headlights don't come on until you turn the engine over, or at least try to.
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I would recommend a new bulb i had the same problem with mine i must have knocked it somehow and blew the filament.

Try the high beam with the engine running (thats a new one on me must be US wired bikes cos mine works on Position 2) if it works then you have definately blown the main beam filaments.

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my headlight doesnt work on my 95. It worked earlier today I am pretty sure, now it doesnt. Replaced the bulb and checked all the fuses. Is there a relay or something I could of blown by revving it to high?
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depending on if you have left the bike exposed to the weather would depend if one of your wires has broken due to corrosion. Check all the connections on the wiring loom to start with and then use a multimeter to test the circuit.

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Re the relay on the J & A there is a relay near the seat lock and a main fuse the other side. I cant seem to find a definitive answer for the F series but the fuse for the headlight relay is in the fusebox under the driver seat i cant see if or where the relay is.

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well if i am doing it right (which i am sure i am) there is no power going to the headlight and no power comming into or from the high/low beam switch. All the fuses are good. I dont know where it could be messing up, this sucks. Oh well no night riding for me. I hate riding at night anyways
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burple: here is the wiring diagram for the US Model ZX600F as you can see on there the lighting circuit is not exactly complex the headlight relay is in fact in the fuse box (top right in pic) so you might want to start with that first (its wired to the regulator/rectifier) to keep the voltage direct at 12v not the 13 odd the alternator will be pushing out.

The blue and yellow wire coming from the relay is connected to the switch which then provides the power for the lighting circuit, if you are not getting any power to the switch than the likely candidate is the relay (check the diagram for the colours and match it on your bike in the fuse box) if its not connected it could be as simple as that if it is then get a replacement.

The only other thing it could be is the regulator/rectifier which is unlikely.

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