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post #1 of 5 Old 10-31-2016, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Headlight Help!

I realized my Headlight was out after I did my service on my 2002 KLR. Here are a few questions that I know you guys can help me with. It's kind of time sensitive so any help would be much appreciated.

1). I searched through here and found how to take the cowling apart get to the headlight assembly and pulled it out of the reflector...I can't get the light element apart from the rubber boot! Am I missing something?

2). Since everything else works: dash light, turn signals, it starts up fine, etc. I'm Ass-U-Me-ing it isn't the fuse. The headlight fuse runs the other lights is that correct?

3). Went to AutoZone and they couldn't get the bulb I need and have suggested I go to the local MC Dealer. Is that true?
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-31-2016, 08:34 AM
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Is ur taillight working? If ur headlight and tailight (brakelight will still work) are both not working then it is the 10 amp fuse under the seat. Apparently the switch can get caught in the middle of high beam and low beam and then try to run both, blowing the fuse. If ur tailight works then it is prob the bulb. That's all I got. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in soon. I found this on youtube, it might help you with the bulb removal:

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-31-2016, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hmmm...cant seem to get the connector off the light element. Should I just use a little more persuasion?
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-31-2016, 09:00 AM
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I don't know as I have a gen2 model. If u watch that video all way through, some models have a wire bracket as well holding the bulb in place.

Just hold tight for now. Don't break anything. Someone will prob chime in soon to help.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-31-2016, 10:50 AM
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No;

pull the plug, remove the rubber gasket/grommet and then you can see the wire retainer that needs to be unclipped before the bulb can be removed. If you just apply force you are going to break something.

....and you can get the H4 bulb at any autoparts store.

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