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Author Topic: Electrically challenged dope  (Read 389 times)

pushrod

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Electrically challenged dope
« on: May 16, 2014, 12:08:20 AM »
Well, it's been awhile, about 4 years :-) since I started this simple change. Back in 09 I decided to change my 2000 Bullet so I could turn it's lights on and off at my discretion. Now on my 2000 Bullet USA import, the origonal handlebar controls do not have a  on/off switch (See photo of removed switch) So I ordered an non-import switch that does and installed it on the bike.  I then proceeded to remove the short jumper harness behind the headlight. I have the horn, tail lights, parking lights, brake lights and all dash lights working, Except the headlights high or low beam, unless I hold the spring loaded headlight flash switch on and then my headlight comes on but only as long as I hold the spring loaded switch on.
 I would like to get this to work, 4 years and I still can't figure it out lol. Any advise appreciated
« Last Edit: May 16, 2014, 12:35:37 AM by pushrod »
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Re: Electrically challenged dope
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 12:11:53 AM »
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Re: Electrically challenged dope
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 12:15:22 AM »
Photos of new switch
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Re: Electrically challenged dope
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 12:16:55 AM »
Removed jumper
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Re: Electrically challenged dope
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 12:20:16 AM »
Bucket nightmare
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Re: Electrically challenged dope
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 12:41:03 AM »
I had the same issue with my '99...hated that i couldn't turn it off. I just used the kill switch as the headlamp switch. Works great and still have use of the hi/lo control. Although, I did sacrifice the kill switch, but I never used it.
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Re: Electrically challenged dope
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2014, 12:19:05 AM »
I had the same issue with my '99...hated that i couldn't turn it off. I just used the kill switch as the headlamp switch. Works great and still have use of the hi/lo control. Although, I did sacrifice the kill switch, but I never used it.
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 Thanks for the tip Flyboy, I was gonna do that if all else failed but I managed to get it working with the new switch, wahoooo!
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Re: Electrically challenged dope
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2014, 12:33:41 AM »
Finally after two days of screwing with this thing, I managed to get the non US import switch to work. Now I am in control of my own destiny (and Bullet lighting) the way God and freedom loving people everywhere intended! LOL.
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