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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-04-2019, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Installing New H4 Headlight Bulbs - Right Bulb Not Working

Hi,

My low beams on my 2005 FJR stopped working. High beams were fine.

Figured I'd replace both bulbs with a set of two Philips X-treme Vision +130% Headlight Bulbs (H4 60/55W). Get better lighting down road without going LED yet.

Left/Clutch side headlight works fine with the bike running. Getting low and high beam illumination on that one side only.

But the right/brake side headlight bulb is not working. Pushed the 3-prong connector on firmly. Still felt a little wiggly like it was not fully seated but pushed on as evenly deeply as I could.

If the headlight fuse was blown, I wouldn't get any headlight. Right?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-04-2019, 07:47 PM
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AFAIK (from 2003 electrical diagram), both headlights are fed by a common source, so if the fuse went, both would be out. Sounds like you have both filaments blown in your right headlight bulb... a little unusual perhaps...

You could take the 3-prong connector off the right bulb and throw a multimeter on it to see if you're getting power... there is a splice upstream of the two headlight connectors... if that somehow failed (the ground), both beams on the right wouldn't work.

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If you don't have a multimeter you can swap the bulbs and see if it stays out on that side (the wiring) or follows the bulb.

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@RaYzerman
Thanks for you reply. Thought it would be very unusual for both low/high filaments to be out.

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Thanks for your suggestion.

Took off the battery side panels. Don't know why people complain about it but its several screws and a few minutes to open up and close up. Way easier access but the left/clutch side can be done without any panel removals.

What was the problem?
I had not 100% seated the 3-prong wire connector onto the new bulbs prongs. 90% didn't cut it. Make sure you fully and completely make that wiring to bulb physical connection.

Now I have brighter lights!
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Excellent! Glad to hear you got it resolved and thanks for letting us know the fix.

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