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Hi guys and Happy new year

 

Got an hour today so thought I would change my headlight bulb for a better one, problem is when I turn the bulb in the holder all the way it doesnt come on so I turned it back a bit and it comes on!!!! Why????

 

If I turn it back slightly it comes on but then if I go over a bump it goes out!!!! Cant understand why it wont stay on when fully inserted into plastic holder as connectors are making contact etc.

 

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Could the problem lie elsewhere e.g. in the connector or its feed wires?

Was it a problem with the old bulb?

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Hi Brian

 

old bulb was crap so bought a xenon whateva one, supposed to be much brighter.... Its when I put it in and it sits correctly wont light up but if I turn back slighlty it lights up!!!! Do I just need to adjust the 2 connectors it sits on???

 

Never really dealt with this type of fitmenmt before... Cant be much just not turning on when sat in holder correctly.

 

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Maybe as the bulb takes more power it needs a better connection. Perhaps put a bit of extra tension on the connector terminals and clean 'em up with some emery paper?

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Yeah thanks Brian,

 

I tried bending them to give more tension but didnt change. What I will try tomorrow is bending them sideways slighlty to get a better connection. I cleaned all terminals up with emery paper so should have good connection.

 

Thinking of getting another headlight cowl unit, any suggestions? Mines been repaired loads of times so though about a UFO one or something, basically best for wire connections and ease of fit?

 

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Yeah thanks Brian,

 

I tried bending them to give more tension but didnt change. What I will try tomorrow is bending them sideways slighlty to get a better connection. I cleaned all terminals up with emery paper so should have good connection.

 

Thinking of getting another headlight cowl unit, any suggestions? Mines been repaired loads of times so though about a UFO one or something, basically best for wire connections and ease of fit?

 

Steve


 It sounds as though you have pretty much got the bases covered Steve!

That's a tricky question about a replacement unit as a lot of the after-market UFO, Polisport, etc headlight units have plastic lenses which will slowly but surely cloud up if you use a big bulb.

Try and get one with a glass unit. If you can get a s/h Raid headlight then I reckon that is the best possible on a TTR!

Otherwise you can add a couple of supplementary halogen spots that only come on with main beam. Very cheap on eBay.

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Thanks Brian, have a great New Year and will let you know how it goes.

 

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An example of what can be done with a couple of cheapish spots - saee http://devongtrf.activeboard.com/t32273835/night-lights/



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