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Hello everyone, I have a 2003 and was riding Sunday and got back home just about dusk dark and notice that my headlights were not working (hi or low beam), I know there were working 15 minutes prior to getting home. I have checked the fuses and they are good. I am not getting power to the hi or lo relays under the seat. I ran a temp. wire from the + side of battery to coil on relay and they come on. Looking at the wiring diagram, the only thing between the fuse and the relay coil is a diode and I find it very hard to believe that the diode (if I could find it) is bad. My book shows a picture (not a very good one) of where it's suppose to be but I have yet to find it. Anyone else ever had this problem? A diode is only something to direct the flow of power in 1 direction only such as a check valve would do in other applications.:confused:
 

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Did you check for any loose connections or plugs?
 

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Oh, and welcome to the forum from Pa. Ride safe and enjoy the site. Nice folks and info on here.
 

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Thank you for the welcome, I have checked all the plugs. The head light comes on when you mash the reverse button, which is a different circuit, so I don't know. If I could locate the diode I could check power in and then see if I am getting power out. I may not be getting power to the diode and if I could locate it to see if I did or not, then I would know which way my problem lies, before or after the diode. I'm will be doing more checking tonight, I had to stop last night due to other commitments, I was hoping I wasn't the 1st w/ this problem and there was a quick and easy answer, but I really didn't expect it to be easy. Most gremlins aren't. Thanks for your response and look forward to more discussions on the forum, hopefully w/o hunting a problem solver. Have a good day from SC. Charlie
 

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Try spraying contact cleaner into the starter button.
 

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Hey Joe, great advice, I sprayed the contact cleaner on the starter button and I found that it was sticking and not completely returning to the "out" position and that was the problem. Thanks alot for that info.
 

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Joe, you are like the Mr Wizard of Wings. Great call...
 

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Welcome from Adelaide. Anything electrical is not my strong point. Thanks to Joe because I wouldnt be much help.
 
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