Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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HOW DO YOU GET INTO THE HEADLITE TO CHANGE THE BULB ON A GL 1100 I WITH FARING
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It's fairly easy. On the side of the height adjustment knob, on the back side of the fairing, there is a small set screw. Loosen this screw until you can pull the knob off. You'll then see a nut, and two washers that you have to remove. Once those are removed, you can pull the headlight out the front of the fairing.
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It's true it's fairly easy, but it's also a little fiddly. So, before you start I'd recommend checking that your fuse hasn't blown or cracked - as it had in my case as I found out having changed the bulb and finding it still didn't work. I'd have saved myself a bit of fiddling around with that set screw and getting a spanner on that nut if I'd thought of checking the fuse first! (It hadn't blown, just cracked).
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Here is the drawing from the Fairing Installation Manual. As mentioned, it is easily done, but be sure it isn't your fuse first.
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Thanks for info to change headlight was big help
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