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Unread 06-25-2011, 01:01 PM   #1
Taylorettel
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Headlight help!!

Alright so my headlights no longer work after an arc jumped from the hood to my head in the rain while charging the battery. All the other lights work so I dont think its the switch. What is the possibility of both bulbs blowing at the same time? is there a fusable link somewhere in the line? Help a brotha out JF!

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Unread 06-25-2011, 06:04 PM   #2
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If you have a multimeter check to see if you have power to the switch first.
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Unread 06-26-2011, 09:54 AM   #3
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Check the fuse yet?

Ouch! Arc from the hood to the head...Could others see the lights?
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Unread 06-26-2011, 10:57 AM   #4
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How would I go about checking the switch with a MM?

There actually isnt a fuse for the headlamps , but a 24 amp circut breaker in the switch. I replaced the switch yesterday with one I had laying around and the headlights still didnt turn on. I must have blown both lights when I shorted it out. My new Delta hyper whites are on their way !
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Unread 06-29-2011, 04:28 PM   #5
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Alright so whoever is with me on this one, lights are not here yet but i have another question. Should i run a relay in-line with the new Deltas?
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Unread 06-29-2011, 06:00 PM   #6
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Absolutely! What wattage are the bulbs?? Be sure to run heavy enough gauge wire for the length you are running or you lights will not be as bright and you will avoid other issues later on.
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Unread 07-08-2011, 07:30 AM   #7
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well, Installed the new lights and they still dont come on. any ideas?
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