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post #1 of 1 Old 09-21-2015, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Headlight Bulb Retainer Clip

My always-on bulb went out on me on the way to work this morning. I was planning on riding to work every day this week. It's dark when I leave the house in the morning so I wanted to get a new bulb in there while I was in town.

I stopped at an auto parts store and began attempting to get the bulb out: no easy task when you have big, oafy hands like mine. I was working largely by feel.

When I got to the metal spring/clip thing that holds the bulb in, I just experimented/fumbled around with it until I felt it unlatch.

While I was putting the new bulb in, I noticed the spring clip went completely across the bottom of the bulb base, but above the bulb base there was just a short section that didn't seem to latch anywhere: it just pressed against the top of the bulb base/socket.

I got the bottom "arm" of the clip latched and got everything back together. It doesn't seem like it's going anywhere with that big rubber disc over it and the bulb is square in the socket.

Did I break that clip or is it supposed to be like that? I checked out the Clymer manual when I got home and it just seems to show a short piece on the top of the clip. It also says to remove the screw opposite the "latch" side of the clip to remove the bulb.

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