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2001 Kawasaki VN 1500 Vulcan Classic headlight does not work

My headlight stopped working the other day. Checked the bulb, the fuse and both are good. There is continuity from the wires to the fuse box. At this point I changed the Junction box thinking it was the relay inside, still doesn't work. Also pulled the tank and seat to check if something is shorting out, can't see any bare wires. The headlight indicator on my display does not light up in either high or low beam either... kind of stumped @

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Hi, Tjgodfather if your headlight is not working, intermittent, only one beam works, keeps burning out, blinking, dim or surges from bright to dim to bright the first thing you need to check is the headlight bulb for damaged filaments then check your light circuit fuse, then check your head light bulb socket ground wire for a clean tight connection, that being said the usual suspects are:
1. Faulty ground or power supply wire to headlight bulb socket.
2. Worn down solder contacts or loose fit of the bulb base in the socket due to vibration.
3. Worn, chafed, or broken wires in the light circuit.
4. Corroded, broken, or loose pins/sockets in wire connectors.
5. Faulty hi/low beam switch.
6. Faulty ignition switch.
7. Fuse is good but no continuity on both sides.
8. Faulty headlight relay.
9. Faulty wiring between battery positive and headlight bulb socket.
10. Weak charging alternator/generator/lighting coil
11. Faulty voltage regulator/rectifier ground or overcharging.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need for viewing or printing please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
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SOURCE: Head lamp Quit working. Continuity

you have to have at least 9 volts to turn the head light relay on it is usually a regulator rectifier or bad stator that causes this, the relay is part of the fuse box assy .

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

jakeslimco
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SOURCE: Headlight not working...bulb and fuse are good

check fuses first... if ok, buy an electrical tester from walmart for $5 and see if it's getting any electrical to the headlight.. if it is.. replace bulb

It's at least a good starting point.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: headlight not working fuse good bulb good no power to switch

i had the same same problem with my 1992 vulcan 750. more than likely it is your reserve lighting devive located on the right side battery box. have you had a problem with your regulator/rectifier lately or a power surge of some type?

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

edwar355
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SOURCE: turn signal do not work, checked the light bulbs

Getting those fuse bricks out can be tricky. I have a 2000 800b ( classic ).

I had to remove the battery, then there is plenty of room to slide those bricks out towards the front of the bike.

Might want to pick up a manual. Lots of good info in there, and worth every penny the first time you try anything. It would also have a diagram and diagnostic for your lights being out.

Posted on Feb 14, 2010

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SOURCE: zxr 750 p3 headlight problem

sounds like faulty side / head lamp switch is faultyif you only have side light and no dip or main beam

Posted on May 28, 2010

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