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R1200Rt headlight bulb removal


Kritou

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The left hand bulb has blown and while I have unscrewd the cover and pulled off the connector I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the bulb out. Can someone advise please? Thanks

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After the electrical connector is off, there is a clip holding the bulb base in the housing, which has 2 tabs - as I recall they are closer to the bottom of (or just below) the bulb - which release outward, then the clip pivots up out of the way of the bulb and the bulb pulls out of the housing.

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Thanks Gents - sorted now, but it took an age for me to realise that the spring clip hinged at the top and not the bottom

 

btw, are H7's BMW specific or will I find them outside a franchised dealer?

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H7's are pretty generic, when I went to get one at Lordco they had about a dozen choices - picked one that was about middle of the price range and it is at least twice as bright as the original...

 

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THE BEST EVER TIP ON BULB REPLACEMENT..

take off both wing mirrors, look down one and shine a torch (if needed) down the other. Seeing all the bits easily makes all the difference.

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Just replaced bioth dipped beams, the left was a dodle and took about 2 minutes, the right was more tricky, the difficult bit is getting the bulb seated properly and I found looking through the lens made this easier.

 

Also, definitely quicker the second time - would have been even quicker if I hadn't replaced the wrong side first! :dopeslap:

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btw, are H7's BMW specific or will I find them outside a franchised dealer?

 

You can find them at (some) auto parts dealers. I recently bought both the H7's they had in the state of Utah. :grin:

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THE BEST EVER TIP ON BULB REPLACEMENT..

take off both wing mirrors, look down one and shine a torch (if needed) down the other. Seeing all the bits easily makes all the difference.

 

Probably worth clarifying "torch" = "light source" so our U.S. friends don't end up setting their fairings on fire.

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THE BEST EVER TIP ON BULB REPLACEMENT..

take off both wing mirrors, look down one and shine a torch (if needed) down the other. Seeing all the bits easily makes all the difference.

 

Probably worth clarifying "torch" = "light source" so our U.S. friends don't end up setting their fairings on fire.

 

Pardon? I think I have one in the boot.

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Even after replacing the bulb/globe the warning remained when I switched the ignition on ....... had to start the engine to clear the failure symbol

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Even after replacing the bulb/globe the warning remained when I switched the ignition on ....... had to start the engine to clear the failure symbol

This makes sense since the headlights are not turned on until the bike is started.

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