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  • GL1800 (Pre-2012): Blowing Low Beam fuse - w/ HID's

    So I just spent too much time taking plastic off and learning a lot about my 1800. I just acquired this bike last winter and so I am learning a lot. Low beams started blowing fuses. Took it apart this weekend and right off i found a the red and black wires on the left HID light were bare at a zip tire. Cut the zip tie, repaired the wires, replaced the fuse and turned the bike on and "POP" another fuse used up So I decided the plan will be to disconnect the headlights and check again. New fuse in and the new fuse lasts this time. Power off and right headlight plugged in, power on and there we go.... fuse is still holding. Left side plugged in now and try again, the fuse blows immediately. So I guess i have a bad ballast for the left light. Called the original owner and asked him and he did not even remember putting the HID's on the bike, he thought he just put blue colored bulbs in it. Even with only one HID it lights up better than the OEM lights.

    Question I have, Does anyone know if I can replace just one ballast even if I don't know where it came from originally? My thought is I should just suck it up and start from scratch and replace it all since I removed it all to check it is just more money that I had set aside after the District Convention in Breckenridge. Looks like it will be over $150 because I believe in buying quality and I guess I will do the oil pressure bypass also so they don't come on until the engine is running.
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    Check out the plug and play HID's one of our sponsors sells, http://www.theglforum.com/forum/spon...m-members-only , PLUS they are offering a discount within that link. Cruiseman has video on Youtube that shows how easy they are to install. I'm going to get a set...
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    • #3
      I would buy a new set. I have SoCal which provides excellent ballasts and service. The bulbs come as a matched pair. Since you do not even know the brand, it would be best to start over. If your bike has an airbag, it will need the oil pressure bypass. If it does not have an airbag, there is a simpler and cheaper bypass. Both available from SoCal made by EC.
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      • #4
        Thanks for the input.
        I was kind of thinking the same about unmatched sets. I did not see the discount thing earlier with SoCal, I will definitely have to take advantage of that and I love to support vendors that support things I participate in.
        Orange, I do not have an airbag so it is not required, i guess that is why the previous owner did not have it, I just agree with others when they say it is better on the ballast to not be triggering it as much. With the discount I might as well order it from SoCal also. $20 off is a nice deal.
        Mike n Rhonda
        08 Level 3 Pearl White
        98 Aspencade - RIP
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        Daughter - USCG; Son - USMC; Son-in-Law - US Army
        Working to make the weekends happen.
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        • #5
          I do not have the airbag either, but I do have the cut out relay. That will make the HIDs last a very long time.
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