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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 29th, 2007, 2:39 pm Thread Starter
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06 LT Xeon headlight blowing fuses

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I have a 06 K1200 LT with the Xeon head lamp with 11,000 miles.
Driving from Denver to Albuquerque the Xeon lamp went out. Changed the 7.5 amp fuse, it lit up and then blew again.
Anyone know if the lamp burns out, will it blow the fuse (hope so) or is this something bigger than changing a lamp ????
Any help will be greatly appreciated before I call the dealer...
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post #2 of 5 Old Jul 29th, 2007, 3:06 pm
 
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Call the dealer. An o6, with only 11,000 thousand miles is clearly a warranty item. Let them fix and document the problem. It can be anything from a frayed wire to a short grounding out the light somewhere in the wiring harness. Plus if you potentially cause more damage while repairing, it will potentially put the warranty repair in jeopardy.

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I have a 06 K1200 LT with the Xeon head lamp with 11,000 miles.
Driving from Denver to Albuquerque the Xeon lamp went out. Changed the 7.5 amp fuse, it lit up and then blew again.
Anyone know if the lamp burns out, will it blow the fuse (hope so) or is this something bigger than changing a lamp ????
Any help will be greatly appreciated before I call the dealer...
Thanks in advance

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post #3 of 5 Old Jul 30th, 2007, 9:01 am
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Call the dealer. An o6, with only 11,000 thousand miles is clearly a warranty item. Let them fix and document the problem. It can be anything from a frayed wire to a short grounding out the light somewhere in the wiring harness. Plus if you potentially cause more damage while repairing, it will potentially put the warranty repair in jeopardy.

May we never find the end of the road!

Perry Ridgway

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Keep us informed please. MY 06 has approx the same mileage and has blown that fuse once but so far has been holding. There was another thread about a "short" where the problem was the same and the fix was a BMW fix with the headlight starter. Hopefully if this is going to be an issue with the xenon light BMW will fess up and issue a recall or whatever fix.

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post #4 of 5 Old Jul 30th, 2007, 11:42 am
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06 is HID.. right? Could definitely be a ballast problem!!! Get it documented!

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You missed my thread - it's not a ballast, it's an ignitor, and when they go bad, they blow the 7.5 amp fuse. I was told (when BMW replaced mine), that it should only happen if (a) the bike has been sitting, (b) the lamp is going south, and (c) the ignitor is bad. Too early to tell if this is going to be a growing problem....

Given that, there's a wire in the relay box (red) in the same circuit that can/does rub - if it wears through, you get a short that takes out that fuse.

The only way to tell which problem it is - is to watch (or have a buddy watch) when the headlight (low) or rear marker lights go out. On start-up, or hi/lo switch, see problem (a), if it's more random - like on a bumpy road, check (b)

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