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Re: Low beams quit. Highs, fuse, relay are goid
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2021, 01:39:08 am »
Replaced both bulbs, all good there. I had the brightest SilverStar bulbs and think one burned out a few days prior but the one was still bright enough I didn't notice. Until the second went.
Switch cube reassembled (tht was a pain) but still no 'I' button functionality. Think I will pick up the ebay one. Then tinker with my original one.
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Re: Low beams quit. Highs, fuse, relay are goid
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2021, 03:36:56 pm »
*Originally Posted by rpeters549 [+]
So, funny thing. I circuit tested both bulbs with my ohm meter and both are bad! I ride to work in the dark every morning. I actually eyeball both lights frequently, but one must have gone a few days prior and the other on Friday. So, new bulb time! At least that was easy!  SNIP .....................

This is why I always replace both lamps ( headlamps, brake lamps, etc ) when one side goes out - the other will go out soon after, if it's not also changed.
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Re: Low beams quit. Highs, fuse, relay are goid
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2021, 03:53:18 pm »
Same here. I never replace just one be it bike or cage.
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Re: Low beams quit. Highs, fuse, relay are goid
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2021, 03:04:06 am »
I stopped using Silverstars a couple of years ago because they burn out way too soon! Cars, trucks or motorcycles it didn't matter. When I investigated, I found that they are only rated to last one tenth the life of the factory bulbs.
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Re: Low beams quit. Highs, fuse, relay are goid
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2021, 03:35:43 am »
I like them. I consider them a maintenance item in trade for good light. Swapped in new ones every two years. This set was the set I pulled from my Goldwing when it was totalled. Kept them on hand for spares. They've been in the bike better than a year, plus the time they were in the Wing.
I guess they're bright enough I just didn't catch the first burn out. No complaints. I ride in the dark a lot, lots of deer, worth it.
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Re: Low beams quit. Highs, fuse, relay are goid
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2021, 05:36:01 pm »
So I did buy the cube off eBay. I really hope all the buttons work as they should! I am not going to install it until I do my 40k mile (ish) service though. I am at a tick under 35k now and don't feel like taking it apart twice the same year.
My plan is to swap this one from eBay on and then try to repair the original. Hope all runs good until then because I also don't have 'scroll up'. I can 'scroll down', but not up. So until I do this, no pulling of DTC's (thankfully no need to. Yet.), and no adjustments to headlight aim, clock, XM, .......
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