If it is like the dl650 you first remove the seat. then reach in and follow the wires 1 at a time until you come to where they go into a bulb socket that screws into the tail light assy. turn the socket approximately 1/4 turn counter clockwise and pull it forward and out of the tail light assy. pull it toward you until you can see the old bulb. remove and replace with the LED bulb. replace the bulb socket into the hole it came out of and turn 1/4 turn clockwise. do both bulb sockets and put seat back on.
When I first saw the OP I went to the garage and checked the back of my 05. I couldn't get the device to turn at all. It felt as though there should be some turning butd no go with my old weak fingers.
I do remember taking the rear fender off at some point.
One would think that it would be a simple turn of the holder.
Maybe I'll refill my wine glass and give another go.
Just curious. Did you put red or white LED's in the tail/brake lights?
I agree with the LED headlights - brighter, better spread and none of the "textured" beam of the OEM halogens. And they do not grey out with age. The very early LED's created scatter but the LED industry seems to upgrade itself and introduce an improved product almost yearly.
I put in white led tail/brake lights. I was told that if you have clear lenses you use red led's. and that red leds behind red lenses won't put out as much light as white leds behind red lenses. I don't know about that for an empirical fact but it sounded good. they do put out plenty of light. If someone is having trouble getting their tail light socket removed and reinstalled they could have a mechanic do it. my headlights put out so much light that I am going to lower them just a little bit. and they are not the most powerful ones you can get.
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