weird highbeam problem

Wade Bartlett wade.bartlett at
Mon Oct 4 15:11:02 PDT 2010

It the bulbs don't seem to be the issue, and you're not blowing fuses, how
about the switch itself? If the little pieces in there are goofed up such
that they don't make solid enough contact each time, you may be getting a
"no circuit energized" condition when you select HIGH.  That's where I'd
look. Peace. -Wade Bartlett, lurker.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jo Rhett
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 5:44 PM
On my street '01 sv650s I've got a weird problem.  If I turn on the
highbeams, the headlights turn off entirely.  (like if I do this at night, I
lose all light)
   Headlights are unaffect, just when I put on highbeams
   When it happens, the blue highbeam light does not light (only way I know
in the daytime)
   Fuse is fine.
   I have swapped all of the bulbs involved at this point, and the problem
still keeps reoccuring.   I never know for sure if it is solved because it
usually works after swapping bulbs.
   This comes and goes.  It worked normally for 2-3 months and I thought the
problem had disappeared, but reappeared last night on a late night Highway 9
trip.   It seems to stay in one state or another for at least a week.  This
has been going on for about 2 years now.
Is there anything else I should check or swap?

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