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Hi, I smelled an electrical burning smell from the headlight bucket and found this little black box with the number 2409 on it in there. Its heating up super hot and melted a few thinks in there. Anyone know what this is?
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Hi, I smelled an electrical burning smell from the headlight bucket and found this little black box with the number 2409 on it in there. Its heating up super hot and melted a few thinks in there. Anyone know what this is?
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Do you have HID installed? Could it be the ballast if so?

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The bike is a 2006 Vegas 8ball. I'm not sure how to tell if I had a HID, I'm not to familiar with them.
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Do you have HID installed? Could it be the ballast if so?
No, that's not a ballast.

Trace the wires and tell us where they go - that will get us on the right guessing track.

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I took a quick look, the box has 4 wires on one side and 2 on the other, I traced them back to the original wire color. The first wire traces back to the red with black stripe original wire and that's the wire I cut from my last thread to get my ignition to work and might be the problem this all melted. The nexr of the 4 wires is black, brown and pink. The other side has a green and a grey wire at the original harness.
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You did not say rather if you have LED turn signals. I bet it is the resistors for the LED turn signals, After market product it will get super hot and needs to be away from all wires and places to catch fire..Attachment 8651
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You did not say rather if you have LED turn signals. I bet it is the resistors for the LED turn signals, After market product it will get super hot and needs to be away from all wires and places to catch fire..Attachment 8651
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I think you're onto something.

Power = current * voltage

A current limiting series resistor as shown in this application would dissipate approximately 0.010 A * 12 V = 0.12 W per parallel LED. If there were 10 of them, 1.2 W would definitely get that little potted resistor box warm. Kinda surprised that it was warm enough to melt that connector though. Guess there must be 20 or more packed in there. But then all would have to be "ON" simultaneously for some period of time.




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Like you say the heat coming off that box may well have melted the surrounding stuff but not for nothing that connector looks like it fried from the inside out.
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You did not say rather if you have LED turn signals. I bet it is the resistors for the LED turn signals...
It could be a very cheap load equalizer. These are usually made out of metal, but cheap ones are plastic.

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