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    I discovered this while reinstalling my LED Headlight that the connector plug has overheated/melted. Does anyone know what would cause this to happen? Thanks.
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    "Don't ride faster than your angel can fly"

  • #2
    Using a 55 watt bulb in a socket rated for a 35 watt bulb?

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    • #3
      You should be able to buy a new one at any auto part store. Just don't tell them it is for a motorcycle that will confuse them and they will say they don't sell motorcycle parts. That is a standard headlight plug that fit round and square headlights used on vehicles for years

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      • Dr. D
        Dr. D commented
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        Lol just like when I went to Oreilly's for fuel line. "Year, Make and Model."

      • davej
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        for something like that headlight plug I would just say 1980 Chevy pick up.lol Not worth discussing/ or explaining to them. lol It's probably even on the "Help" rack in the back of the store.

    • #4
      solder and heat shrink. clean all brass on old stuff.

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      • #5
        I would guess that heat did it rather than cold!
        That happened to mine and I just ordered a ceramic socket online and wired it in.

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        • #6
          Ok thanks guys i appreciate it!
          "Don't ride faster than your angel can fly"

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          • Duke
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            Weak connection is what causes heat. Make sure the connections are clean and tight.

        • #7
          I found this handy work inside my Headlight bucket...its an inline fuse wire that leads to the passing lights. I assume the passing lights were added afterwards. I snipped it and reconnected it properly.
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          "Don't ride faster than your angel can fly"

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          • roadiemort
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            Much better.

        • #8
          that looks like a nasa splice AKA inline splice, nothin wrong with that if its shrirapped properly, you can match jap bike wire, metric has fat copper, and less insulation

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          • #9
            id does need to be fused of course

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            • #10
              So is there a fusable link in the headlight bowl?

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              • #11
                There is a fuse. Why do you think there is a fusable link?

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