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OfflineCopmeister

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    How do I switch off headlights.
    « on: 2021-09-30 18:22:23 »
    I'm reliably told that using the turn signal switch, I can turn off the headlights whilst engine is running. Any instructions please ?

    OnlineDavid.

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      Re: How do I switch off headlights.
      « Reply #1 on: 2021-09-30 18:38:49 »
      Found this thread on BMWSportTouring, How do you turn off Headlights? - Bike Related Things - BMWSportTouring it's for a Hexhead but might be worth a try on a Camhead.

      This is what I recall...works on some GS models and RTs depending on the year...Turning the Headlights OFF The procedure is as follows:1. FIRST...Turn the ignition on and allow the startup-check cycle to complete; this takes a few seconds. The headlights will be off (this is normal).2. THEN...Hold turn-signal cancel switch for 4-5 secs. Release.3. NEXT...Hold right turn-signal switch for 4-5 secs. Release.4. FINALLY...Start engine.Headlights should remain OFF.  The headlights will be off, but the running lights and tail light will remain on.This will reset next time you switch off the ignition.I just verified this on my 2009 R1200RT.

      Just remebered that the switches are totally different on a Hexhead to a Camhead but you never know.
      « Last Edit: 2021-09-30 20:03:59 by David. »

      OfflineBillACK

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        Re: How do I switch off headlights.
        « Reply #2 on: 2021-10-01 17:11:09 »
        Just tried this on my 2011 and it worked as described.

        Offlinejjwill

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          OnlineDavid.

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            Re: How do I switch off headlights.
            « Reply #4 on: 2021-10-06 22:01:27 »
            Just tried this on my 2011 and it worked as described.


            Yep, works the same for me on a 2012 Camhead.