Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
Headlight stays on after ignition is off
Actually, the little parking lamp bulb is on when I start the bike. Before I start the bike, after ignition (key) is switched on, the headlamp low beam is on. I start the bike, headlamp low beam goes off, and the little parking lamp bulb at very front of headlight housing is lit while bike is running. I turn the key to off position, the low beam cuts on and stays on, even when key is completely removed. I did have a very weak, low battery-before this, so when I tried to start bike it turned over a coupla times then seemed to stick after another half turn of the crank. I have since read on this forum about the sticking starter relay on k1200lt's when the battery is weak. Apparently this is what occured; sure do wish I had disconnected the ground terminal RIGHT AFTER this occured. Battery wouldn't take a charge from 2 amp charger the next day, so I got a new Odyssy PC 680 through mail order. Got the starter relay unstuck, but now the headlight malady. After reading several posts on this forum, I believe it's 1) bad load shedding relay 2) faulty ignition switch, or 3) bad headlight relay.
I downloaded the BMW K1200lt service manual from a website, is the load shedding relay listed as "relief relay" in the BMW service manual? Should I replace the starter relay to minimize the likelyhood of it sticking again? Any advice is appreciated.