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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight Problem Vulcan 1500

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The headlight on my Vulcan is out. I suspect is the common problem with the starter relay. I've decided to overide the relay, and hardwire it with juice from the iginition. As per my wiring diagram, the brown wire out of the ignition is hot only in the "on" position, and not in "off" or "park" Ive elected to use this wire as my power feed, on a 10 amp fuse in between.

Now the question. Which wire to I feed into to provide the power after the relay. The relay has three wires attached. If I am not mistaken, the white is the hot wire out of the fuse, and the yellow red is the wire that is given voltage when the relay kicks. So in theory, feeding the yellow red wire from the brown ignition only across a 10a fuse, should provide a key on headlight. This should all be before the high/low switch, enabling the light to function normally without the starter relay delay.

Anyone have any comments? Good idea? Bad idea? Will work/wont work etc?

Thanks for the help guys

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bump... anyone??


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I would check the bulb first.

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bulb's good, no juice to the headlight plug
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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UPDATE 05/11/2007

-Just reference for anyone else:

With a little help from KEBO, I decided to jump the Br (brown) wire (ignition only) over a 10A fuse to the L/O (blue/orange) headlight primary wire. Put it over a multimeter and all seems ready to rock and roll. Headlight on with key in ignition position only, off in park and off. Highs/lows work fine, high indicator working fine. All other electrics in working order.

I scanned the wiring diagrams from my Clymer's manual, so if anyone needs the wiring diagram for any 1987-1999 VN1500 (any sub series) just let me know and i'll email it to you. Just let me know what model exactly.

Thanks for the help KEBO, colors were the same from mine to yours.

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UPDATE 05/11/2007

-Just reference for anyone else:

With a little help from KEBO, I decided to jump the Br (brown) wire (ignition only) over a 10A fuse to the L/O (blue/orange) headlight primary wire. Put it over a multimeter and all seems ready to rock and roll. Headlight on with key in ignition position only, off in park and off. Highs/lows work fine, high indicator working fine. All other electrics in working order.

I scanned the wiring diagrams from my Clymer's manual, so if anyone needs the wiring diagram for any 1987-1999 VN1500 (any sub series) just let me know and i'll email it to you. Just let me know what model exactly.

Thanks for the help KEBO, colors were the same from mine to yours.

-Camp
No problem, glad I could help. Let me know if you need anything else.

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KEBO, I would really appreciate a copy of that diagram for a 92 Vulcan 88 1500. I am having similar headlight problems due to a previous owner's amateur wiring attempts.
Thanks for the help,
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Re: Headlight Problem Vulcan 1500

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Originally Posted by bcampos View Post
UPDATE 05/11/2007

-Just reference for anyone else:

With a little help from KEBO, I decided to jump the Br (brown) wire (ignition only) over a 10A fuse to the L/O (blue/orange) headlight primary wire. Put it over a multimeter and all seems ready to rock and roll. Headlight on with key in ignition position only, off in park and off. Highs/lows work fine, high indicator working fine. All other electrics in working order.

I scanned the wiring diagrams from my Clymer's manual, so if anyone needs the wiring diagram for any 1987-1999 VN1500 (any sub series) just let me know and i'll email it to you. Just let me know what model exactly.

Thanks for the help KEBO, colors were the same from mine to yours.

-Camp


I need a headlight diagram for my 1996 vulcan classic 1500. I been looking everywhere can't seem to find one. you can email it to dangdantheman at yahoo.com... thanks i really appreciate it.
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Re: Headlight Problem Vulcan 1500

I would have to say that if it had a relay in the circuit then one should stay in there. Typicaly realays are in the to "trigger" the circuit so to speak. So you dont have to use heavey wireing all thru the circuit. Smaller wires are used to turn it on and then only large wires to carry juice. If you use the smaller wires for carraying the jucie without a relay than the circuit could be over loaded and melt wires.
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-02-2011, 01:54 PM
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Re: Headlight Problem Vulcan 1500

I'd like to see what all you did to resolve this problem I just experienced the same thing on my 92' 1500 could you please send me your fix info would appreciate anything you could send me. Thanks. Roger
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