How to change headlight from on/off to high/low beam?
Posted September 16, 2008 - 09:52 AM
But i have decided to buy a complete headlight/indicator/kill switch/horn off ebay instead
At the moment the kill switch has 3 wires going to it from the bike (yellow/blue/black) and then 2 wires coming off it for the headlight,but when i bought the bike the headlight was aftermarket with 2 seperate bulbs so the wiring from the switch has been split into 4.
Can someone give me an idea on how to swap the wiring from the kill switch into the new switch?
Eg what wires are for low/high beam etc?
And which wires go to which pin on the headlight bulb?
Posted September 16, 2008 - 03:27 PM
Posted September 17, 2008 - 03:15 AM
According to the wiring diagram I have for a 01 wr426 the kill button only has two wires a black and a black with a white stripe those will need hooked to the the blue/white and the black/white extra wires on that switch that will take care of the kill.
your black wire is the main ground so run that straight to the light for now. Your yellow wire is the bike's hot wire. so hook that to the red wire on the switch . then hook the yellow wire out of the switch to your high beam fillament. and the green one to your low beam ,and then the blue from the switch to the blue on your bike. and that should have all the straight forward stuff working. after that you will need some dc power.
This will only work if your switch is like mine.
Black w/ white stripe – Kill wire. Attach to stock kill wire that the stock kill button unplugs from.
Blue w/ white stripe – Kill wire ground. Attach to chassis ground (or factory wire that goes to chassis ground.)
Blue – Power in. Attach to fused DC power.
Red – Accessory power out. Hot in either of the two upper switch positions. Use to power taillight, turn signals, & horn.
Light Green – Power to low beam.
Yellow – Power to high beam.
Brown – Power to left turn signals.
Dark Green – Power to right turn signals.
Orange – Power to turn signal switch from flasher relay.
Pink – Horn wire. Attach to one side of horn.
Black – Ground for horn and high beam indicator. Attach to DC ground (not always chassis.)
Posted September 17, 2008 - 03:33 AM
Im not worrying about the turn signals yet i dont need them for an mot so ill have to use arm signals for now!
And i dont mean the original kill switch was used the the headlight an aftermarket one has been used which has 3 wires going to it from the bike (yellow/blue/black)
As the original kill switch is still working on the bike i shouldnt have any problems wiring it in to the new switch though i might just leave it and not re wire at all.
So basically its just the headlight i want to sort out
Posted September 17, 2008 - 03:42 AM
Posted September 17, 2008 - 04:15 AM
If i wire the new switch up as it should be then the surely if i turn the lights off the bike will stay running.
And i dont get what you mean about the high beam indicator light,again if its wired up properly surely eveything will work ok like high/low beam etc
Posted September 17, 2008 - 06:49 AM
what I'm saying about the indicator led is is will most likely burn out , is a light emititing diode and is not going to stay working on ac voltage . it is made for dc
Posted September 18, 2008 - 04:31 AM
And i didnt even notice till now there was an led on the switch,shows how much i look at stuff!
I take it the led flashes as the indicators flash? Im not bothered if the led flashes aslong as the indicators work!
But i wont be adding indicators anyway for the time being,im not sure what flasher unit i need and how to wire it all up (im sure ill ask on here at some point!)
Posted September 18, 2008 - 04:49 AM
Posted September 18, 2008 - 08:32 AM
Ive found some info on the BD site,its not a wiring diagram but it shows what each colour does.
Many thanks for the help
Posted September 18, 2008 - 12:04 PM
Posted September 23, 2008 - 11:59 PM
Posted September 24, 2008 - 07:17 AM
What I did to figure out what led did what . I hooked the headlight up on my workbench . I just watched where the beam was.
Posted September 24, 2008 - 07:20 AM
What I did to figure out what led did what . I hooked the headlight up on my workbench . I just watched where the beam was. I used a rc car power supply , but you can use just about any old battery that has a charge.
Posted September 25, 2008 - 11:29 PM
Im tempted now to just sort the bike out and leave it road till next year,winters drawing in!
Posted September 27, 2008 - 06:53 AM
"If you are using this switch panel on bike with a dual output stator (such as a CRF450X or KTM 4-stroke) where the headlight will be run exclusively via the AC output, a separate relay switch is required"
Does that mean i will need a seperate relay switch for the WR400?
Posted September 29, 2008 - 12:22 AM
Will the switch definately be able to handle the 55w from the headlight without breaking it?
If anyone could let me know asap that's be great as i want to wire up the switch today,many thanks!