One low beam light out


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jsmithrmga
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One low beam light out

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I checked the lights on my 2005 GL1800, and the right hand low beam was out. I assumed it was the bulb, so I put a new one in; still no joy. I tried working the connection several times, and nothing helped. All other headlamp bulbs are working fine. Any suggestions?



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Re: One low beam light out

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Make sure the connections are good on the adapter plug, Item #7 in the picture. I have seen them get hot and start melting and interupt power to the bulb.


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Re: One low beam light out

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Thank you, MikeB, I'll check that out. I know that they're still connected, but it may need some work.

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Re: One low beam light out

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Check this post. It will give you a frame of reference on those connector adapters.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=34033&p=201817&hilit=melted#p201817
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Re: One low beam light out

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Thanks for the great information. I remember seeing that when I have changed bulbs in the past, but this time when I took the connector off and pulled the rubber boot off, the socket was missing. It looks like someone (perhaps a tech in a shop during maintenance) had removed the socket, and somehow plugged the connector directly on the bulb. I'll have to order replacements for the low beam lights. Hopefully this will do the trick. Thanks again!

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Re: One low beam light out

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Did it get so hot and crispy that it crumbled off? That would be awfully hot...


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