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post #1 of 7 Old 01-22-2019, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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change low beam bulb?

how hard is it to change the low beam bulb...or maybe a better question...how long should it take someone who has done it before?

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I haven't done it, but you have to remove the dash instruments. I think it is straightforward after that.

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Your manual has good instructions for removing the front body panels. Do that, then remove the dash. The bulbs are behind the dash. Not rocket surgery.

Having done it before it would take me 20 minutes, but if you're not an experienced wrencher allow yourself 2 hours and don't rush it. It probably won't take nearly that long.
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If it is similar to the V2 then it's 2 screws and 2 plastic rivets if I remember right, then unhook the instrument panel and power socket and the panel comes free. Then you have access to both bulbs. Once you know how it's done it takes probably less than 10 minutes to change the bulb. No need to remove any of the other panels.

Doesn't the owners manual outline what needs done to change the bulb?
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If it is similar to the V2 then it's 2 screws and 2 plastic rivets if I remember right, then unhook the instrument panel and power socket and the panel comes free.
Unfortunately, it's not that easy. I'm looking at the service manual and the first two steps are...
  • Remove the front side covers
  • Remove the fuel tank front cover

These have to be off to access side screws that are holding the dash on.
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OK, good to know that the 650 and 1000 are that different. And I thought already that changing the bulb for the V2 is a pita …

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