Hello there. I was looking for a place on the web where someone with an electrical understanding might be able to help me. I have a gas powered scooter which I wanted to make a change to the lighting circuit. My question is regarding the resistor in the circuit. With this circuit, while the engine is running, the headlamp as well as instrument lights are always on. The headlamp is a 12v 25w bulb. There is a 5w 6.7ohm resistor in that lighting circuit, which from what I understand, is there to protect the instrument lighting if the headlamp bulb has failed or is missing. The service manual says to check this resistor if you have an issue with the instrument lights burning out. I want to remove the headlamp completely from the circuit. Reason being is that I will create a dedicated new circuit for an LED headlamp which will have it's own +12 lead from the battery which will be switched through a relay and switch to turn the headlamp on, off, and high beam. In regards to this resistor in the circuit, would it make sense to replace the 5w resistor with a 25w resistor to simulate the load of the headlamp that was originally there? If that original resistor should be changed, would it be possible to use something less than a 25w resistor and still be safe? Something like 10w or 15w? I would rather convert the least watts to heat and have it wasted if the extra power could be used by the rest of the electrical system. I have had this scooter running before without the headlamp, and it eventually burnt out the instrument lights. I've attached a picture of the lighting circuit. Any help would greatly be appreciated! Thank you in advance.