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post #1 of 5 Old 07-31-2008, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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919 highbeam indicator light

the highbeam indicator light on my 919 flickers - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. this doesn't affect the operation of the headlight - it works properly on high and low beams.

i'm going to take the meter assembly apart (i've also got a bad bulb behind the tach i need to replace) and clean up the connections etc, but i like to replace bulbs when i take things apart... so i hopefully don't have to do it again any time soon.

i can't find anything in parts searches and schematics that shows the high beams indicator bulb (or any of the other instrument bulbs except for the backlighting and turn signal indicators).

does anyone know what type of bulbs these are?

thank you (in advance)...

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-31-2008, 03:05 PM
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best I could say, is that they are tiny. Perhaps someone with a service manual would know.

or when you take it apart, thats when you can pull the bulbs out then head over to your local bike shop, pep boys/autozone, or radioshack and compare to what they have...thats the best I could say...

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i think those bulbs are hardwired into the system board in the gauges...i could be wrong...i hope so in case something heads south with them.

also, try replacing the bulb. it could be going out. i know the silverstar i run in mine has a 1 year warranty, i take it into advance, and exchange if it goes bad before the year is up.

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The high beam indicator is a light emitting diode, so is unlikely to be burned out. More likely is a bad connection at the board, or the 9 pin white instrument block connector, or the 6 pin blue headlight switch block connector. Look for a fairly light gauge Blue wire, and check for pushed back pins or corrosion in the contacts.


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the problem is at the 9 pin white block. fiddling with it makes the high beam indicator flicker. makes perfect sense, since i've relocated it from the headlight bucket to the gap in the frame where the pair valve used to live. i'll pull the connector apart and clean it up and check the pins this weekend.

did you use the wiring diagram to find the possible failure points, or do you just know the 919 wiring very well?

thank you again rob - i just really appreciate your info and approach to things.


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