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    As I posted earlier, I am having problems with my auxiliary or driving lights on my '07 RSM. I have upgraded the gauge of the wiring, heat shrinked it, replaced the switch 9once) and connected the power to the accessory plug in the headlight bowl. For over a year, it worked fine, but now they are blowing the in-line fuse. I thought I had traced it doen to the soldered connections on the little toggle switch on the OEM lights, so I restripped the wiring and resoldered the connections. This lasted for less than a week. I have checked the wires from the lights to see if they are somehow grounded....zero ground. Now the lights have blown the fuse again. I am suspecting the toggle switch. Has anyone on the forum run their driving/auxiliary lights w/o a switch in the line?I am not all that good of a electrical troubleshooter, so any tips would help.

  • #2
    I had the main fuse blow on me once. Purchased Kuryakyn 2202 aux light kit and never looked back and never had any issues. Has different spacers for different bars and has a nice switch. It has never had any issues and going on 8 years.

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    • #3
      take the switch out of the circuit. I bypassed mine years ago and never had another problem with them.

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      • #4
        Yes bypass the switch. Plus with them on all the time makes you easier to see

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        • #5
          What is each light wattage on your driving lights?

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          • #6
            if you're talking about the OEM passing lamps which are the two lamps on either side of the headlight those have wires that run through the mounting bolt in a torturous manner. I have taken all mine apart and heat shrink them and put them back together because all it takes is a little Nick in the line and you're going to blow fuses or worse fry an alternator

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            • #7
              That's exactly what I did and I also went to 20 gauge vs. the 32(?) gauge wire that originally came with them.

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              • brianmac
                brianmac commented
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                i think the stock wires are 22 (typo?)

            • #8
              35 watts are stock bulbs mine fuse let go when i put in 55 watt yellow bulbs

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              • Duke
                Duke commented
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                That's what I was wondering. A lot of people put in 50 watt bulbs x 2, equaling over 7.5 amps.

              • Jclevesque
                Jclevesque commented
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                Hey Duke I didn't know and after my 35w bulb blew, I purchased a 55w not knowing. Didn't take long to realize something was wrong. JC

            • #9
              Just eliminate the switch, I did when I upgraded to led's and mine are on all of the time now.

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