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Tiger's 885i & 955i - Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 885i & 955i Tigers

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, guys and girls
New Triumph Tiger owner here a quick question about the head lights.

2001 Tiger 955i

Now side lights both are on

Main beam Near side light (Right hand from the front) on really bright off side as a side light.

Full beam Off side on Bright near side back to side light.

Is this correct, is there any way that both beams can be both used as Side, Main beam and Full beam?

Thanks Si
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can put 2 relays in the spare sockets that are behind the front fairing on the left side of the headlights. With the appropriate relays the headlights will both have dipped and main. There will be more threads on this in the forum. I got the relays off ebay. You can get them on this website in the uk http://www.triumph-online.co.uk/elec...ades-337-c.asp They also have a conversion so that when you switch the ignition on only the sidelights come on until you flick the main beam on and then the lights will work normally until you switch the ignition off. This ensures you get the battery power available for starting the engine. I found that when I used this conversion I only needed the one extra relay as when I used 2 the lights would not switch off at all.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Excellent post mate, thanks will get hold of the extra relay.

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You can put 2 relays in the spare sockets that are behind the front fairing on the left side of the headlights. With the appropriate relays the headlights will both have dipped and main. There will be more threads on this in the forum. I got the relays off ebay. You can get them on this website in the uk http://www.triumph-online.co.uk/elec...ades-337-c.asp They also have a conversion so that when you switch the ignition on only the sidelights come on until you flick the main beam on and then the lights will work normally until you switch the ignition off. This ensures you get the battery power available for starting the engine. I found that when I used this conversion I only needed the one extra relay as when I used 2 the lights would not switch off at all.
The lights should go off when you press the starter (at least my 04 does) as there's a relay to do precisely this. This, and what you say about the lights switching off, probably indicates that you had the wrong relays fitted.

There are 2 pin layouts (I've posted about this in a thread here years ago). One works correctly, the other seems to but in fact gives a constant current drain.

Relay pin layout:



Circuit (5 is headlight cutout relay, 17 starter switch):

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Relay's turned up yesterday, now both lights work, cool. ;-)
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