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    alright full disclosure, I got one in, tested and working. Let my son plug the other one in, not working, noticed it was plugged in black/red....oops, live and learn.

    Anyways, I tested out the lights and they still work, so there has to be a fuse somewhere that was blown, where do I look?

  • #2
    Fuse box is behind the left side cover.

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    • #3
      do you have it wire to come on only when the bike is running?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SuperG View Post
        Fuse box is behind the left side cover.
        Not understanding what you're saying. What left side cover lol

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        • #5
          Originally posted by davej View Post
          do you have it wire to come on only when the bike is running?
          No, when i tested the first one, it came on with the headlight. So on the(facing the bike) right side, there is a toggle switch on the headlight, with a couple of wires soldered, they look fine.

          So its gotta be a fuse somewhere.

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          • #6
            You need to megger (check for grounds) the wires coming from the lights. It sounds like you have a ground. After fighting the wiring (replacing with a heavier gauge and heat - shrinking it in the areas transiting bends in the mount) I ended up completely bypassing the toggle switch- it kept giving me shorts and blowing the in-line fuse I had installed between the auxiliary lights and the power source (got tired of blowing my main headlight fuse).

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            • #7
              Fuse box is under the left side cover under the seat. I was blowing fuses with one driving light- turns out the screw for the lens was causing some grounding issue.
              They are little mini blade fuses- 15A I believe- but don't quote me on that.

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              • #8
                Thanks guys, was looking around and didn't think there was a fuse box around there. Ya im gonna get into that fuse box and find out if i blew one. I'm almost positive I did since the wires were backwards.

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                • #9
                  I used to have that "blow the fuse" once-in-while passing lamp problem....

                  The problem with toggle switches in passing lamps is that the switch terminals provide a nice, electrically hot, surface for the wires to rub up against. Since Roadies are basically paint-shakers, the wires inside of those passing lamps are jumping all over the place. I replaced my toggle switch with one from autozone that had wires but not terminals. On top of that, I wrapped everything, including splices, with friction tape. Problems no more.

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                  • Neverdone
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                    Ya i figure ill have to tape em up too

                • #10
                  Update. There was an inline fuse in the headlight bucket. It was of course fried, swapped it out, WALA, still not working.

                  Checked all of the polarities and followed the wiring and noticed that not only was the fuse blown, but wiring was melted at the H4.

                  Cut that shit apart, put the wiring back the way it was and WALA! It works now. Looks good. Forgive the bug guts.
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                  • #11
                    I have used a kit from Kuryakyn (2202) specifically for passing lamps that comes with a chrome switch, relay and wiring from the battery. Has never given any problems.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Jclevesque View Post
                      I have used a kit from Kuryakyn (2202) specifically for passing lamps that comes with a chrome switch, relay and wiring from the battery. Has never given any problems.
                      There was already the same set on mine, but one of the lamps was shattered, hence the replacement. Everything would have been fine if my son didn't accidentally plug neg to pos.

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                      • #13
                        No sooner did I type this. Went out to ride and there were no lights in the front at all. Twlls me the main fuse is blown, havent checked it, but there's gotta be something in there touching.

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                        • #14
                          Usaully the passing lights are wired to the same fuse as the headlight. 15amp fuse.

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                          • Neverdone
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                            Ya i know, just wondering why its blowing now. I havent torn back into it yet to find out. I'm gonna tape absolutely everything.

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