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post #1 of 7 Old Mar 18th, 2008, 9:05 pm Thread Starter
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Help w/1100X ez PIAA lights

I just brought Elton's 05 K1200LT home to Dallas. One of the PIAA lights went out on a weekend drive. I believe he has the 1100X ez.

How do I get the bulb out. It wasn't giving easily and I was afraid of breaking the lens cover.

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Syd.. I don't know how your lights are mounted, but I bet you can remove the two screws holding the light without removing the tupperware.. then you can see how it comes apart....

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I just brought Elton's 05 K1200LT home to Dallas. One of the PIAA lights went out on a weekend drive. I believe he has the 1100X ez.

How do I get the bulb out. It wasn't giving easily and I was afraid of breaking the lens cover.

Thanks,
Syd
There is a phillips screw on each side of the silver body that holds down the chrome piece. If the lights are mounted under the cowls you may be able to rotate them enough to get the screw that is hard to reach. You may need to loosen the retaining nut located on top of the bracket. If not... you need to remove the side tupperware: bummer!
Once the chrome piece comes apart just disconnect the wire at the bulb. Replacement bulbs are about $37.00 for an original PIAA.

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I just brought Elton's 05 K1200LT home to Dallas. One of the PIAA lights went out on a weekend drive. I believe he has the 1100X ez.

How do I get the bulb out. It wasn't giving easily and I was afraid of breaking the lens cover.

Thanks,
Syd

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FWIW you can remove the lens from the PIAA bulb and glue it onto a standard MR16 lamp for just a few bucks rather than the $37.00 PIAA. -Chuck-

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Re: Help w/1100X ez PIAA lights

Thanks for the help guys. I rotated it and took out the two screws holding the chrome cover. I decided to order OEM and paid $33 from whitehorse online.

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Thanks for the help guys. I rotated it and took out the two screws holding the chrome cover. I decided to order OEM and paid $33 from whitehorse online.

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Syd, the trick to longer PIAA bulb life is to turn the lights off when you shut the engine off and only turn them back on after you start up the engine the next time. This will avoid the double hit - first when you turn the ignition on, second after you the engine is started.
It seems the PIAAs are sensitive to the on-off-on again...

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