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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2014, 12:02:02 pm »
Different bike and set-up, but I had the same issue of the HID not always firing on start-up.  So I installed a toggle switch to switch it on after starting the motor.  Works every time, and it's sometimes useful to be able to switch the headlight off.
 

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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2014, 12:41:08 pm »
Different bike and set-up, but I had the same issue of the HID not always firing on start-up.  So I installed a toggle switch to switch it on after starting the motor.  Works every time, and it's sometimes useful to be able to switch the headlight off.

Since fitting the 35w unit I have absolutely no issues, it ALWAYS starts up now
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2014, 07:43:55 am »
Eish only saw this now. You should try and get a canbus compliant ballast to eliminate the LAMPF error message. Got my HID kit on for +- 4 years and no issues what so ever. In this time i have never had the need to use my spots and same goes for the brights ( also HID ) only use the brights to irritate stupid cagers, even during daytime the bright is awesome  :thumleft:
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2014, 07:58:57 am »
Same problem! Don't know if it's psychological, but I turn on the ignition while I put my helmet and gloves on and then start the bike and it seems to help 80% of the time.

Doesn't like an ignition on and start up straight away, HID goes off most of the time.
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2014, 09:34:39 pm »
Also have the same issue with mine, especialle when the ambient temperature dip below 16C, could you please give more info of the ballast you make mention off
ie. Where to get and what to ask for, and also how and where to install?
Thanks Duke916, looking forward to your reply in order sort this once and for all

Eish only saw this now. You should try and get a canbus compliant ballast to eliminate the LAMPF error message. Got my HID kit on for +- 4 years and no issues what so ever. In this time i have never had the need to use my spots and same goes for the brights ( also HID ) only use the brights to irritate stupid cagers, even during daytime the bright is awesome  :thumleft:
 

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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2014, 06:42:55 am »
Slight hi-jack ... anyone solved the fast blinking of LED indicators on a 1200 ... fitted inline resistors to no effect?
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2014, 07:39:20 am »
Slight hi-jack ... anyone solved the fast blinking of LED indicators on a 1200 ... fitted inline resistors to no effect?

The resistors should go in parallel with the LEDs, not inline.
 

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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2014, 08:20:57 pm »
Apologies for the hi-jack - I have been riding for a while now with the LAMPF warning on the display of my 1200 ADV 2006 model - started after having replaced the low beam globe which were dead. I have replaced the same globe before when it blew and after replacement the warning light always canselled, but not this time. I even replaced the bulb with a second new one, thinking there might be something wrong with the first, but the warning light is still on - anyone have any idea how to get the warning out? I use the normal 55W or whatever globes that sells for R20 or so....
 

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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #28 on: April 06, 2014, 08:24:10 pm »
Slight hi-jack ... anyone solved the fast blinking of LED indicators on a 1200 ... fitted inline resistors to no effect?

The resistors should go in parallel with the LEDs, not inline.

Even in parallel I had no joy!
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2014, 08:25:17 pm »
Apologies for the hi-jack - I have been riding for a while now with the LAMPF warning on the display of my 1200 ADV 2006 model - started after having replaced the low beam globe which were dead. I have replaced the same globe before when it blew and after replacement the warning light always canselled, but not this time. I even replaced the bulb with a second new one, thinking there might be something wrong with the first, but the warning light is still on - anyone have any idea how to get the warning out? I use the normal 55W or whatever globes that sells for R20 or so....

I think you may have to disconnect battery and reboot bike.
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2014, 08:57:00 am »
Apologies for the hi-jack - I have been riding for a while now with the LAMPF warning on the display of my 1200 ADV 2006 model - started after having replaced the low beam globe which were dead. I have replaced the same globe before when it blew and after replacement the warning light always canselled, but not this time. I even replaced the bulb with a second new one, thinking there might be something wrong with the first, but the warning light is still on - anyone have any idea how to get the warning out? I use the normal 55W or whatever globes that sells for R20 or so....

Check your indicator globes.  They also bring up the LAMPF or LAMPR errors.
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2014, 08:12:39 pm »
Thanks for the replies Guys - I think the problem might be the park light, which is also not working. very strange for both the park and low beam to fail at the same time, but I will get a globe tomorrow and then see what happens.....
 

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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2014, 07:39:55 am »
Thanks for the replies Guys - I think the problem might be the park light, which is also not working. very strange for both the park and low beam to fail at the same time, but I will get a globe tomorrow and then see what happens.....

Do you need to remove the whole headlight to get to the park light?
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2014, 09:57:16 am »
park light is a bitch to get out but its doable. Just get the clip thingy off.
The park light will cause the error, also if you put in something non standard like I have in now. It wont have the correct resistance and throw the error. stupid, theres no white park light plug and play off the shelf that I know of. And the standard cheapie is to much of a yellow light.
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2014, 09:58:52 am »
park light is a bitch to get out but its doable. Just get the clip thingy off.
The park light will cause the error, also if you put in something non standard like I have in now. It wont have the correct resistance and throw the error. stupid, theres no white park light plug and play off the shelf that I know of. And the standard cheapie is to much of a yellow light.

Wont LED work? I was thinking of changing mine to LED
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2014, 07:47:16 pm »
The park light can be changed without removing anything - just pull the rubber housing of the little globe out of its socket and change the globe. Bit of an issue if you do not have fingers six inches long and not thicker than a straw, but its possible. Replaced my blown light with a similar 5 Watt one, and the warning light has gone out. R8.00, but it gave me about R500 worth of trouble.....just because I did not see that the park light was also blown.....
 

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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2014, 06:28:54 am »
LED will still throw the error. its resistance is to low.
I have bought a seperate resistor which should solve this, but havent gotten to installing it yet so cant report on that yet. but there is a lot of info on the net on this, the same thing happens with cars.  (Actually I misplaced the LEDs I bought, also want to install them then with the resistor)
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2014, 07:36:40 am »
LED will still throw the error. its resistance is to low.
I have bought a seperate resistor which should solve this, but havent gotten to installing it yet so cant report on that yet. but there is a lot of info on the net on this, the same thing happens with cars.  (Actually I misplaced the LEDs I bought, also want to install them then with the resistor)

I have tried resistors that came with my Oxford Nano indicators with no luck ...
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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2014, 12:18:12 am »
Guys, I replaced my park light with an LED and got the LAMPF error. After searching I found out that it needs to be a CANBUS ready LED lamp. Bought one from http://www.4x4direct.co.za/shop/ in Brackenfell and VOILA. All good.



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Re: HID, LAMPF issue
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2014, 07:40:20 am »
 :thumleft: Excellent!!!

Did you have to remove the entire headlight unit to get to the park light?
It looks extremely toit in there
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