Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Alabama, Huntsville
Another way to fix the high beam brightness
This tip is courtesy of Enduro:
The intense high beam indicator is a very easy and almost free fix.
1. Inside the headlight bucket find the blue, NOT light blue, wire going back to the dash panel and snip it about an inch from the connector.
2. Strip the ends back about 1/4".
3. Solder tin the stripped portion.
4. Slide about 2" of heat shrink over the wire end not attached to the connector.
5. Take a 1K ohm resistor, 1/8 or 1/4 watt, cut the leads to about 3/8" and solder it in-line between the 2 ends of the blue wire.
6. Center the heat shrink over the resistor and shrink it down.
7. Test it out and put the headlight back together.
All you are doing is limiting the current going thru the LED, less current less brightness. It will be bright enough to see in daylight but not bright enough to be annoying and distracting at night on a dark country road. I got my resistor off an old circuit board I had laying around. A new one costs pennies. The color bars on the resistor would be brown-black-red in that order.
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