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beachbuddy0253
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headlights

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:16 pm



ooppps, i think i forgat to lable my post, so i'm replacing my headlights on my 2010 1800. do i remove the lower middle cover. i heard these are difficult to do. i saw two screws under the cover between the headlights. what am i missing ???



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Steve F
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Re: headlights

Postby Steve F » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:42 am

No tools required on the 1800, that is if you're only doing the low beams. All you do is reach in from behind the headlights, and you can replace them in a matter of minutes. The high beams are a bit more difficult. I'll see if I can find the video link and you can see how easy it is. I'll get back with the link.
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Re: headlights

Postby Steve F » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:44 am

Here's a link on how to replace the low beams on the 1800....
http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthre ... ight-bulbs
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Re: headlights

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:49 am

Do you actually mean the entire headlamp unit, as you indicate, or the headlamp bulbs :?:

beachbuddy0253
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Re: headlights

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:52 am

Steve F wrote:Here's a link on how to replace the low beams on the 1800....
http://gl1800riders.com/forums/showthre ... ight-bulbs



that looks like a winner. i actualy got the bulb out last night, it looks like getting it back in is going to be the tough part. awsome video that really makes things easier thanks. you answered all my questions.

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Re: headlights

Postby Ghostman » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:27 pm

On my 07 Navi I pulled the upper dash just to give my hands more room. Just another 5-10 minutes to take it off and you will have more working room and more flesh left on your hands.

beachbuddy0253
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Re: headlights

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:10 am

Steve F wrote:No tools required on the 1800, that is if you're only doing the low beams. All you do is reach in from behind the headlights, and you can replace them in a matter of minutes. The high beams are a bit more difficult. I'll see if I can find the video link and you can see how easy it is. I'll get back with the link.
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well the easy part is that i got the bulbs. as i went to put it in i dropped the clip into what i am assuming is the headlight housing since it was by the opening. it will take a week for the new ones to come in. yes i got two. however i did have a great idea after i did that. TIE A STRING ON IT JUST IN CASE THAT HAPPENS as i read a thread where it happened to someone else.

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Re: headlights

Postby beachbuddy0253 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:17 pm

beachbuddy0253 wrote:
Steve F wrote:No tools required on the 1800, that is if you're only doing the low beams. All you do is reach in from behind the headlights, and you can replace them in a matter of minutes. The high beams are a bit more difficult. I'll see if I can find the video link and you can see how easy it is. I'll get back with the link.
Steve F


well the easy part is that i got the bulbs. as i went to put it in i dropped the clip into what i am assuming is the headlight housing since it was by the opening. it will take a week for the new ones to come in. yes i got two. however i did have a great idea after i did that. TIE A STRING ON IT JUST IN CASE THAT HAPPENS as i read a thread where it happened to someone else.



ok one more post, news update. after ordering 2 new clips, i got two just in case. i was able to retrieve the clip from the headlight housing using my extend a magnet. put both bulbs in and on my way. lesson learned, don't loosen the freakin clip. so now i have 2 clips should anyone not be so fortunate.




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