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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2006, 5:20 pm Thread Starter
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New harness for 1150GS

I put a new headlight bulb in the other day at lunch and when I started the bike up to head home, the headlight harness was smoking. The dealer is now telling me I need a new harness - total cost, $1,350. They also do not know what caused the problem. I was using the correct bulb and it would be pretty hard to put it in wrong as the plug has a polarity key. Any ideas as to what would cause this?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 14th, 2006, 5:54 pm
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Bad ground?

Right type bulb wrong wattage?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 15th, 2006, 12:40 pm Thread Starter
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I verified the bulb and wattage and I did have the correct bulb. There had to have been some grounding problem. I did just find out that my comp coverage would take care of the problem w/ a $200. deductible but I'm still at a lose as to why this happened.
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