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Map Light removal

I need to remove the back side of the dashboard in order to change the side windshield deflector. With the help of Sean, I was able to locate all the screws except the one behind the Map Light above the dash. Does anyone know how to take this off? Should I just pry it off?
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Re: Map Light removal

Turn off ignition switch.
Insert small screwdriver through the notch on the left side of the cockpit light and carefully pry the lens assembly out of the dash.

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Re: Map Light removal

You need to gain access behind the map light. Pry the lens off with a thin screwdriver - the latch is on the side.

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I need to remove the back side of the dashboard in order to change the side windshield deflector. With the help of Sean, I was able to locate all the screws except the one behind the Map Light above the dash. Does anyone know how to take this off? Should I just pry it off?
Thanks.
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To remove the Map Light you just need a small (tweaker) straight slot screwdriver to poke into the small opening to the left of the bulb and depress the tab which holds it into the dash. Lift it out carefully, then remove it entirely, and unplug the wires. You will then be able to see the elusive screw that resides up and slightly to the left (as you are sitting on the Bike) which must be removed in order to remove the instrument cover.

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Re: Map Light removal

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John / Jerry / Robert
I would have surely broken this little but expensive piece had it not been for your responses.
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Re: Map Light removal

This may help. Here's a close up photo of the map light (this is the one in the trunk, but it's the same as the one in the front).

You can see the plastic piece that holds it in on the left. This is what you're trying to push in with the small screw driver.

BTW: The map lightt in the trunk is much harder to remove--you have to drill a hole first.
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