Foglight replacement on 2003 GL1800


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beecas
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Foglight replacement on 2003 GL1800

Postby beecas » Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:57 pm



I live in rural Canada so getting parts can be a challenge at times. I just noticed one of my fog lights is burn out. I believe it is a stock Honda fog light on my 2003 GL1800. I looked on Honda line direct and they seemed to only list new install kits. I looked at the UTube video on how to install the fog light kit but all I need is the replacement bulb.

There seems to be some inference that installing more than the 35 watt replacement will fry wiring or blow the tail light fuse. Is this your experience?

Where do you get a replacement bulb / module ? Is it a sealed unit? I tried looking online but all I could find was a new install kit.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.



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Ghostman
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Re: Foglight replacement on 2003 GL1800

Postby Ghostman » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:27 am

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/h3_fog_ ... b/73/26141
if yours is a stock 35 watt and not an LED these should work with yours. Also check out your local auto parts store. But dont go up tp 55 watts if it didnt come that way. The extra heat and draw will cause wiring and switch heating issues.

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Re: Foglight replacement on 2003 GL1800

Postby beecas » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:54 pm

Ghostman
Thanks so much for your reply. I was not sure if they did have replacement bulbs or not and I am pretty sure they are the stock driving lights as the previous owner had the Honda dealership do the installation. I will check with the auto supply place in town as well.

Cheers

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Re: Foglight replacement on 2003 GL1800

Postby flash2002 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:57 pm

You should be able to get this light at a auto parts store for cheaper and no shipping.

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Re: Foglight replacement on 2003 GL1800

Postby newday777 » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:35 am

beecas
Did you ever figure out how to do this? You left this thread hanging unanswered. What was the bulb number if you found them at an auto parts store?

beecas wrote:I live in rural Canada so getting parts can be a challenge at times. I just noticed one of my fog lights is burn out. I believe it is a stock Honda fog light on my 2003 GL1800. I looked on Honda line direct and they seemed to only list new install kits. I looked at the UTube video on how to install the fog light kit but all I need is the replacement bulb.

There seems to be some inference that installing more than the 35 watt replacement will fry wiring or blow the tail light fuse. Is this your experience?

Where do you get a replacement bulb / module ? Is it a sealed unit? I tried looking online but all I could find was a new install kit.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Re: Foglight replacement on 2003 GL1800

Postby PastoT » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:03 pm

Fog light is most often a 35watt H-3 Halogen. Driving and High-beam bulbs are 55watt H-7 Halogen. Don't waste money replacing these with LED variants, they light up but do not focus properly and though they look bright you can't see the road 20 feet in front of you (they won't work with the reflectors in the GL1800). You can get different Halogen filament lights that vary the Kelvin temperature of the light, they may appear from a pale yellow, to an intense white and even a bluish tint. The manufacturers packaging in the store often illustrates the differences within their particular line; in short not all halogen bulbs are the same!


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