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#1 Posted : Thursday, 14 July 2022 7:17:23 PM(UTC)
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I have a HK that is blowing the RH headlight when going on high beam
It blows the low beam and only does it to the RH light
The earth is ok
Any ideas
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#2 Posted : Friday, 15 July 2022 12:30:33 PM(UTC)
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I don't quite understand. Are you saying that every time you switch to hi-beam, the RH low-beam filament burns out ?

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#3 Posted : Monday, 25 July 2022 8:30:03 PM(UTC)
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Sorry for late reply
Yep that’s exactly what happens and only the drivers side ??!
And it’s hard to test any diagnostics coz I blow a headlight?

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#4 Posted : Tuesday, 26 July 2022 8:05:03 AM(UTC)
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A very strange phenomenon.

Assuming your alternator charge rate isn't going over 14.2 volts & you're using quality globes, I can't explain it.

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, 26 July 2022 6:04:19 PM(UTC)
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Yep got me stumped
I was thinking maybe the dipper switch is playing up
But can’t attribute that to just the RH headlight and the spike in voltage to take out the low beam
To get lights I have to go back to low beam and hot wire from the low beam plug to the high beam prong
It’s nuts
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, 26 July 2022 9:38:37 PM(UTC)
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Some random thoughts which may (or may not) help. I'm not familiar with HK electrics so adapt as required.

Pull the connector off the headlight and connect a multimeter, fuse or test light to each terminal. See what happens. Maybe measure the voltage and amps when you turn the lights on or flip from high to low and back again? Do the same with the dip switch. Could it be a fault in the headlight switch?
Try and find out what is happening. Do it with the engine running as well as turned off. Dunno. Sounds very irritating so good luck.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, 27 July 2022 8:27:55 AM(UTC)
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Could the right low beam be acting like a fuse if the dip switch is shorting when pressed
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, 27 July 2022 12:00:16 PM(UTC)
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Check the connection on the headlight is not shorting out.
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#9 Posted : Thursday, 28 July 2022 6:32:36 PM(UTC)
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Thanks everyone for the tips
I will give those things a go and see what happens

Won’t be in the shed until mid next week
So will post how it goes
Thanks again
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