Question Posted By: unstable1 on 9-23-2010
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||Mounted dual headlights on my springer I can get them to light up but can't get them to go from low to hi. I have my light hi low switch currently wired to a toggle switch. What am I missing here ?
- Be advised there is a blue, green, black,white wire coming from light... By: unstable1 on: 9-23-2010
- Two questions: Where do the wires go in the lights...and what's the toggle switch for?
Edited to add: Is this a dual-headlight all-in-one unit with 4 wires...or two single units with 8 wires? By: 47Knuckle-Dragger on: 9-23-2010
- Okay, the way I read this is the power source to the toggle switch comes from one side of the Hi-Low switch on the handlebar? The toggle switch has a power source IN and two power sources OUT. One side of the toggle switch leads to the Low beams, the other side leads to the Hi beams. Each side has one lead from each element and the center position of the toggle switch is OFF. The ground to each bulb uses the third wire. The forth wire I'll assume goes to a high beam indicator. What would help here is you explaining exactly how you wired this and what wires goes where.
By: 47Knuckle-Dragger on: 9-23-2010
- ok took apart headlight, blue, green, white wires go to the plug in the headlights, the black goes to what was left of a daytime running lamp. ( the other wire to the daytime lamp was cut off, it was brown ) but I want be using a daytime running lamp anyway...THNX By: unstable1 on: 9-24-2010
- First you'll need a power source that will handle "twice" the current you're now using. Let's say your original headlamp drew 65/100 watts. That means two headlamps will draw 130/200 watts. Without increasing your wire size from the source to the toggle switch...you risk blowing fuses, or worse, a fire. You may even have to increase your fuse amperage. With that said: Of the 3 wires, white is probably ground and the other colors, blue and green go to the Low and High beam.
Find the ground wire first. You can do that by using continuity on your multimeter. You'll find 3 spades on your bulb. Touch one lead to any spade, the other lead to any other spade. If you get no continuity then both of those are positive and the 3rd spade is the ground. Whatever color wire is in the connector at that spot is your ground color. Those two wires on both headlights go to wherever you want to ground them.
Next, run two of the same color wires to one side of the toggle switch. Those will be either your Hi or your Low beams. Do the same with the last two wires, wire those to the other side of the toggle switch. That should do it. By: 47Knuckle-Dragger on: 9-24-2010
- THANKS FOR THE HELP GUY'S. COMPLETED THE ASSEMBLY THIS AFTERNOON. WORKS GREAT ! YOU WERE A BIG HELP.
MAYBE ONE DAY I CAN RETURN THE FAVOR......
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