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Sometime while I was riding today my headlights went out (2009 Monster 696). However, my parking light stays on and my turn signals work fine. First thought was maybe a blown fuse. Checked that real quick and no problems there - all fuses in working order. Just to be on the safe side I switched out the fuse tied to the lights, but problem still persists - headlights won't come on, but the parking light still works. Then I figured I'd check the bulbs to see if one/both was out. Both bulbs in tact - no problems there.

When the bike is running, in neutral all I can get to turn on is the parking light (i.e. small light in the middle of the headlight unit). If I pull the high beam headlight flasher switch (the small switch by your left index finger when gripping the handle bar) both headlights turn on without problems. Any ideas for how this is possible? Maybe a setting I could change in the menu?

On a separate but possibly related note, after tearing apart the headlight assembly I put everything back together and fired the bike up hoping that everything would just work. It didn't. But I did notice that I now have the EOBD engine diagnostic light on. The manual states that this light comes on to indicate the presence of errors leading to engine lock. Is this a straight to the dealership light or is there a way to figure out what would trip that? This light did not come on during my ride today. It only came on after I finished hooking up the headlight and instrument cluster.

All help is appreciated.


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I'm starting to think the two items are related. If the EOBD light is on then the headlights don't work - is this correct? Other posts seem to corroborate this. Additionally, there was a recall for a faulty wiring harness Spring '09 - possibly could be causing the problem:
http://www.ducatimonster.org/forums/tech/191954-696-wiring-harness-recall.html

http://www.ducatimonster.org/forums/tech/192676-m696-error-eobd-engine-diagnostics-warning-light.html

Anybody on here experience this issue or have these problems?
 

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Error LIGHT

The error code is LIGHT. The manual states that it's a Lights Relay error code.

Anybody had this problem? What did it take to fix it?

The dealership isn't open again until Saturday because of the Thanksgiving break.


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same problem with headlight

I'm having the exact same problem with the headlight. they do turn on with the back trigger, but that's it. how did you solve the problem? the discussion didn't continue, but could use the information.
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Sometime while I was riding today my headlights went out (2009 Monster 696). However, my parking light stays on and my turn signals work fine. First thought was maybe a blown fuse. Checked that real quick and no problems there - all fuses in working order. Just to be on the safe side I switched out the fuse tied to the lights, but problem still persists - headlights won't come on, but the parking light still works. Then I figured I'd check the bulbs to see if one/both was out. Both bulbs in tact - no problems there.

When the bike is running, in neutral all I can get to turn on is the parking light (i.e. small light in the middle of the headlight unit). If I pull the high beam headlight flasher switch (the small switch by your left index finger when gripping the handle bar) both headlights turn on without problems. Any ideas for how this is possible? Maybe a setting I could change in the menu?

On a separate but possibly related note, after tearing apart the headlight assembly I put everything back together and fired the bike up hoping that everything would just work. It didn't. But I did notice that I now have the EOBD engine diagnostic light on. The manual states that this light comes on to indicate the presence of errors leading to engine lock. Is this a straight to the dealership light or is there a way to figure out what would trip that? This light did not come on during my ride today. It only came on after I finished hooking up the headlight and instrument cluster.

All help is appreciated.


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I'm having the exact same problem with the headlight. they do turn on with the back trigger, but that's it. how did you solve the problem? the discussion didn't continue, but could use the information.
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It was a faulty light relay. Took it to the dealership and had them repair it since it was under warranty. Not sure how much cost it would've cost, but I'd guess $500-$800 parts+labor depending on the dealership.
 

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I'm having the exact same problem with the headlight. they do turn on with the back trigger, but that's it. how did you solve the problem? the discussion didn't continue, but could use the information.
please!
I had the same issue. I found that many people suggested that there was a burnt wire from the headlight connecting to the main power of the bike. I unplugged that connector (left side of the bike right behind the headlights and next to the forks) and found that the Black/Yellow connection was burnt.
My fix:
cut the 2 wires that were affected (one coming from the headlight BLACK and the other burnt wire BLACK/YELLOW). I used a extra wire to extend the connection so it was easier to work with since the space is pretty tight. Connected both end with wiring caps then plugged the 2 white cables with another cap. Used electric tape to wrap everything back up and make it water proof.
Turned the key and I was finally able to have my lights working again. :)
It looks like a mess but it saved hundreds of dollars doing it this way.
I spent a total of $20 because I didn't have the wire cap connectors or extra wire to cut from.

Tools needed:
Wire cutter/wire crimper
Electric Tape
Wire caps
extra wire (between 4mm - 6mm go to Autozone or Riley's)
10 mm socket wrench
a good attitude
 

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Thanks- I found the black/yellow wire behind headlight (on clutch side of bike) . Mine was also definitely burnt out. I scraped away the black and tried to plug back in. It totally works now. I’m a little worried about what caused this - shouldn’t the weak point have been a fuse? Thanks!
 
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