Running/Stop bulbs


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WingTraveler4647
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Running/Stop bulbs

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Is there a list of the bulbs and numbers for a 2008 Goldwing? I can't believe it is not in my owners manual or shop manual. Such a big secret!!!!! I had a stop/running burn and I have searched for hours for a replacement. Thanks in advance if anyone knows.



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They are all the same. I believe 3157 is the right number. Easy to pull one out and take it in the store with you.
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Thanks the wedge bulbs are confusing

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Of course the fact that Honda used dual filament bulbs even where the bulbs are wired for single function doesn't really help.
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Andy Cote wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:18 am
Of course the fact that Honda used dual filament bulbs even where the bulbs are wired for single function doesn't really help.
I was checking that out! Hate to let a good filament go to waste. Have to see if I can add a jumper wire.
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WingTraveler4647 wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:41 pm
Andy Cote wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:18 am
Of course the fact that Honda used dual filament bulbs even where the bulbs are wired for single function doesn't really help.
I was checking that out! Hate to let a good filament go to waste. Have to see if I can add a jumper wire.
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Here ya go:
https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... 120/222710

check your bulbs first as there is some variation of which are wired for brake light only, which are tail light only and which are both.
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Instead of modifying the socket I would suggest just buying some new 7443 buls.
You motorcycle is 12 years old. I'd say you got your money's worth out of the bulbs that have failed.
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MikeB wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Instead of modifying the socket I would suggest just buying some new 7443 buls.
You motorcycle is 12 years old. I'd say you got your money's worth out of the bulbs that have failed.
I just bought 6 Pathfinder LED's but the socket will still have to be modified as it is only 2 wire unless I can get a standard socket locally and just replace. That would make all 4 trunkbox lights both running and "flashing red" stop.

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The socket itself is fine. No need to get new sockets. The new jumper wires slide into an existing unused slot in the socket and the other end (Posi-tap) splices into the harness feeding the adjacent bulb. Just check which is which ahead of time.
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regarding the other board post, the sockets should just quarter turn and come out of the light housing.


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