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Old 10-04-2011
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Still having trouble getting the headlights to work on the 500 XCSP. The lights are extremely dim and dont really know how to troubleshoot the problem. I know it must be one of three things, The stator,bad ground or voltage regulator. Where on the edge do you find the ground? The only ground I could find was where the regulator is riveted to the footwell, Is there another ground? as far as voltage readings where should I take the readings from? and what kind of readings should I have?
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Usually brown is the ground.
A way to test of ground problems is to insert a wire into the headlight socket and connect to a good ground. If the light gets bright, then you have found the problem.
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Usually brown is the ground.
A way to test of ground problems is to insert a wire into the headlight socket and connect to a good ground. If the light gets bright, then you have found the problem.
Good idea. I will try that.
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does the light get brighter with rpm??
another issue is the headlight switches on them. mine got dim as the hi-beam switch was headed out, then stopped working. npow its nice and brite with the new switch plus all my warmers work again!!
i know the voltage regulators go too.
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Well I found the problem......the handwarmer wiring was shorting out on the hand gaurds. What a pain in the ass electical problems are!
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Yeah electrical gremlins can really suck ass.
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Yeah electrical gremlins can really suck ass.
Wasted $60 on a regulator, they wont take returns on opened elec. items.

If i was smart I would of unplugged all non essential elec accesories before trouble shooting......stupid me.....Oh well.
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Still having trouble getting the headlights to work on the 500 XCSP. The lights are extremely dim and dont really know how to troubleshoot the problem. I know it must be one of three things, The stator,bad ground or voltage regulator. Where on the edge do you find the ground? The only ground I could find was where the regulator is riveted to the footwell, Is there another ground? as far as voltage readings where should I take the readings from? and what kind of visit this readings should I have?
You can try led lights. They are bright and less power consuming.

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