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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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How to... get my headlights to stop melting!

I am on my second headlights and for some reason the high beam side always melts! When I take it apart the actual connector to the bulb is melted on.
I never have an issue with the other side, until recently. I checked that bulb as well and the connector is starting to melt on the bulb. That light still works, but I don’t wish to chance it.
I do work on my own bike and sometimes get help from others, but if I can just educate myself and do it. I will. So if describing to me. Please be some kind of specific so if I don’t understand I can research it, or get an idea and have a better way of looking.

Anyways, I read some other forums as I see headlights are a common thing. However, the plugs on the harness which attach to the other harness is fine (right side). I don’t see any visible burnt up wires and everything else works. It’s just the high beam won’t work. But it is melted.
I have never posted so hopefully the pictures work. But if you have any ideas let me know.
My friend and grandfather are electricians so if need be I can have them check currents or whatever for whatever is proposed.

I slightly suspect the relay, but idk where this is. I thought it was the relay on the left side by the fuse box, but was told this was for fans. How do I check to confirm or deny this theory?

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2019, 04:27 PM
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Re: How to... get my headlights to stop melting!

Melted connectors are usually a result of corrosion. That headlamp though... that's just not natural. If it was stored, something may have gotten in it.

Cut off and replace that connector. Solder the wire. Do not crimp, twist or cap.

Replace the bulb.

Make sure that there isn't anything "extra" installed, like a ballast or something.
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Re: How to... get my headlights to stop melting!

If you cannot clean out that headlamp... which is likely, replace the assembly. They're less than $200 on Amazon now.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Yea so this has happened twice with these same headlights. So I plan on buying them yet again. I did do electrical tests and everything tests fine. So I bought new connectors and bulbs. I plan to rewire the new headlights and see if this happens again. If it does then I truly am not sure. I may have to strip the bike and trace all the wires everywhere.

I am starting to really think this the headlights like the whole thing itself. Because it has happened twice but only with these. I’ll update after the parts come in and I swap.
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Re: How to... get my headlights to stop melting!

Can you link the the headlight bulb that you're using?
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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I am not sure what you mean by link the headlights.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 12:40 PM
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Re: How to... get my headlights to stop melting!

He means can you send the URL of the lightbulb you're using.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2019, 06:08 PM
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Yeah somehow "link TO the" became "link the the"...
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Re: How to... get my headlights to stop melting!

lol wtf. those are plastic lenses? stock lenses are glass. a few guys had cracked lenses but never melted lenses. stop buying china stuff on ebay man. this whole problem is the cheap ****ing ebay headlight.

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Re: How to... get my headlights to stop melting!

It never even occurred to me that those were plastic. I had assumed some animal or wasps built something in there. Wow... FleaBay strikes again. I had wondered why those lamps went from $300 and scarcely available to all over the place for $60-$110. Guess that explains it...
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