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post #1 of 9 Old 09-26-2013, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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headlight and fusebox problem

I am brand new to this forum and really can use some help...My 2012 commander just had the lights quit...I changed the 30a mini fuse and still nothing..I tried volt test in fuse socket and no current ...there is no current in many fuse sockets...the bike runs but no lights...I checked the 3 larger fuses in the upper box all are good...seems like one of the relays gets hot....when the key is on calling for lights I get a check engine light if I turn to run light goes out...can you give me any advice please?
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-26-2013, 08:29 PM
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stand by and keep the faith....one of these gurus is gonna have a possible solution for you.

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Sounds like a grounding problem. My be a small short. I would replace the relay and make sure that the fuse is the recommended size for the lights. Is it blowing fuses or just getting hot. Unless its getting hot enough to burn your fingers. It may just be the nature of the beast. Shorts can be extremely hard to find if its just causing a heating problem and not blowing fuses.





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Headlight relay bad mine just did the same thing.

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Hey coon dude is there anything that hasn't happened to your machine. Lol it should be brand new by now. Lol





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I am going to try a new relay and hope it does the trick...the fact more than one fuse has no power concerns me unless the relay sends power to the fuses...not one single fuse is blown or ever blown....
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I have the exact same problem as Texczar describes to the letter thus I wanted to reach out yo see if replacing the relay was the solution??

Hopefully somebody knows......
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You can get one of those relays from AutoZone or Oriellys auto parts I've seen them in there by the fuses and light bulbs.
Another issue on 2012 model was with the fuse block housing itself melting, my buddy replaced his fuse block housing 4 times from it melting. If your relay and fuses are good, unplug each headlight electrical plug at the light and see if the short still exists buy just turning the key on to the center position. If no more issue with the key on then pull the relay and fuse to the lights and use your Ohm meter and check at the headlight plug each wire to ground to find the wire that's shorted to ground. This will pin point the wire/wires thats shorts to ground then you can just follow the grounded wire back to see where it's rubbed thru to ground or where it's burnt and shorted out.
Hopefully it's just your relay and not grounded wires that would make the issue a lot easier fix.
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As I mentioned, I had this exact issue (no headlights and the check engine light would come on when the key was in the "light" position but go out when you moved it to the run with no lights position) and in my case at least replacing the relay for the headlights was the cure.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond.
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