GL1500 Trunk and Saddlebag lights


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GL1500 Trunk and Saddlebag lights

Postby tumunga » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:25 pm



I know I've asked this before, but I'm sober this time, and can actually remember why I asked the question!

I have the aftermarket lights on my trunk and saddlebags. Some of the lights don't work. I went to a buddy's house before a ride, and we quickly took one of the lights out to see what I was working with. It's the light housing with the 3 bulbs and wires going in from the bottom. We were a little late, so I tugged at one of the bulb sockets to see if it came out. It didn't want to come out easy, so we put it back together, and went on the ride.

Do those bulbs and sockets come out of the housing? Am I going to be able to change those bulbs?


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Re: GL1500 Trunk and Saddlebag lights

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:55 pm

tumunga wrote:I know I've asked this before, but I'm sober this time, and can actually remember why I asked the question!

I have the aftermarket lights on my trunk and saddlebags. Some of the lights don't work. I went to a buddy's house before a ride, and we quickly took one of the lights out to see what I was working with. It's the light housing with the 3 bulbs and wires going in from the bottom. We were a little late, so I tugged at one of the bulb sockets to see if it came out. It didn't want to come out easy, so we put it back together, and went on the ride.

Do those bulbs and sockets come out of the housing? Am I going to be able to change those bulbs?


Those sockets are rubber(ish) and are just press-fitted in place. Pull on them (not the wires) and they will pop right out. Replace the bulb, and then press the socket back into the hole, it will pop back in there.

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Re: GL1500 Trunk and Saddlebag lights

Postby wingpilot08 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:07 am

Ya might just want to consider changing to LED's...the incandescent bulbs can run hot and melt the connector or reflector. I replaced mine with LED strips...had to open the saddlebag lights to replace, but what a difference!!

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