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Re: An easier solution to the low beam shutoff.
Reply #30 on: April 09, 2020, 12:44:28 PM
Panduhh,

It sounds like you may have the diode reversed. Try turning it around.

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Re: An easier solution to the low beam shutoff.
Reply #31 on: April 10, 2020, 04:30:14 AM
Panduhh that is not correct and it appears you are in the US. I am in the US as well and it works for me and everyone else.  ??  Maybe you didn't use a diode or install the diode backwards? 
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Re: An easier solution to the low beam shutoff.
Reply #32 on: April 10, 2020, 04:34:34 AM
Pretty sure itís because I went back waters and just used a wire. I took it out and will try it with a diode. Iím electrical knowledge impaired.  :148:

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Re: An easier solution to the low beam shutoff.
Reply #33 on: April 10, 2020, 04:40:16 AM
Yes the diode is 💯 a requirement sorry.
*Originally Posted by Panduhh [+]
Pretty sure itís because I went back waters and just used a wire. I took it out and will try it with a diode. Iím electrical knowledge impaired.  :148:

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Re: An easier solution to the low beam shutoff.
Reply #34 on: June 16, 2020, 07:09:21 PM
I'm not sure if the 2019 US is any different or not,but i have tried this today every way possible, with 2 different types of Diodes. I've reversed them, both via relay and wiring, and never anything different other than when the LED lights up. There is no change whatsoever with my headlights, they function as normal. But depending on which way i have the LED wired, makes it either light up low or high.  Not sure if i'm doing something wrong, or if something is just different. The diodes i'm using, 1 is a pack of some that i bought off Amazon, and another is from an older sony portable speaker.

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Re: An easier solution to the low beam shutoff.
Reply #35 on: June 16, 2020, 09:59:35 PM
The bike used to perform this is a 2019 US model. I would put my money on the diodes if it didn't work.   I tried a small LED out of a computer and it burnt up as soon as I tried it.  Not all will handle current.  LED in particular can work but not built for this.  This is a pretty small amount of amperage but it is something. 

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Re: An easier solution to the low beam shutoff.
Reply #36 on: June 17, 2020, 02:43:14 PM
OK i feel ya i didn't know if it was US or not but it has to be. The diode isn't burning out either, it just lights up. I can tell it was wired right because i could make only my Bright come on. Then you can see the light flicker as the dimmer activates so what i did is went online and bought a pack of different sized diodes, wasn't much but.... I got plenty of wire to use with them. I considered the canbus to low beam but i use my 12v acc alot already and i seen where the headlight draws almost 90% of the power so i'll just wait on the diodes xD :004:

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Re: An easier solution to the low beam shutoff.
Reply #37 on: June 30, 2020, 03:30:33 AM
Are appropriate diodes anything that can be bought locally? There are no more radioshacks so my guess would be no. I am also electrically-impaired by my understanding of a diode is that it is similar to a one-way/check valve for fluid flow. The current can go from the high beam relay coil to the low beam coil, but not the other way around. Is this correct?

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Re: An easier solution to the low beam shutoff.
Reply #38 on: June 30, 2020, 06:55:56 AM
Yeah i bought a pack of them on amazon, fairly cheap.