keep blowing headlight fuse?

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by marcus22, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. marcus22

    marcus22 Junior Member

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    hello to all,

    I keep blowing my headlight fuse when i turn my high beams on. any ideas?

    i have an 03 ultra. i just recently replaced the voltage regulator and stator, rebuilt the front forks (so i had the front faring off).

    thanks,

    marcus
     
  2. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Are you saying the headlight fuse was fine before you rebuilt forks?
     
  3. marcus22

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    it was at one point, but cant say for sure because I haven't rode the bike at night in a while. I would have to assume that it was. I an going to look at wires today and see if i can find a short.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Have you checked the wires at the headlight? Some times if the plug becomes a bit un done it creates a larger resistance on the light?
     
  5. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    Im not on of the experts here but I would defiantly start looking for a wire that got pinched or grounding out also...I wish I could be more help.................Oh Jacks here..:)
     
  6. Hoople

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    How long does it take for the fuse to blow. Does it blow as soon as you flip the switch to HI beam or does it take a few minutes for the fuse to blow.
     
  7. marcus22

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    thanks for all the quick responses! I thought it was a short and it was. took the faring off and found a pinched wire. put some liquid tape on it and made sure not to pinch it again. thanks again. now back to riding:D
     
  8. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Glad you found and repaired your problem. I have never heard of liquid tape, can you tell me how you use it and where you get it? Thanks, Don
     
  9. Jack Klarich

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  10. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Thanks, Jack.