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post #1 of 12 Old 10-12-2019, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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changing V2 XT high beam

Dear All,

is there a trick to changing the high beam on a 2018 XT. not the low beam which definitely requires the removal of the dashboard. The high beam, the H9 bulb.

Can it be done without removing the dash? what are the tricks please for anyone that's done it. Again, a 2018 XT.

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-13-2019, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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seriously no one has changed a high beam? Or is my questionn too stupid?
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post #3 of 12 Old 10-13-2019, 12:32 PM
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seriously no one has changed a high beam? Or is my questionn too stupid?
There are never stupid questions. The high beam traditionally doesn't get as much use so lasts longer. Maybe not so many actually have been changed. Or maybe the one guy who has changed it is out riding and hasn't checked in yet. It could be an educational experience to pull the dash, anyway, in case you want to do something under there in the future (wiring for mods or something).

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I just reached down from the front left side of the bike in front of the forks (turned to the left) and feel that I have clear access to the High beam that way. I don't recal if that was how I did it when I put in the LED H9. It doesn't look to me that removing the instrument panel makes any difference.

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What Tom said. You can get to it. You will need to find the best angles to rotate, extract and insert.

I replaced mine with the low bean, so I had the instrument panel off.

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I replaced both my high and low at the same time. At first I was hesitant on removing the dash but it really is very simple so if that has you concerned, don't be.

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did removing the dash help access to the high beam? It's not directly behind the dash it seems?

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-17-2019, 11:52 PM
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You donít have to remove the dash. It will make it easier but you can access it from underneath
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post #9 of 12 Old 10-18-2019, 07:40 AM
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You donít have to remove the dash. It will make it easier but you can access it from underneath
Not on my DL1000, no way to access the low beam without removing the dash.

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High beam from underneath, low beam remove the dash... And by the way, before removing the dash learn how to operate the clips holding it, not to break something.
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