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H7 High Beam?

I have an 03LT. I ordered an H7 (Low Beam) and an H3 (High Beam) kit for my bike. The order was changed by the company to two H7's. They stated it would work just fine. I'm obviously having problems getting the H7 in the high beam slot. Has anyone gone this route or found a way to make this happen. I cut the tabs on the metal sleeve and cut the metal ring off of the H7 bulb to get the bulb in and have gotten it to fit. I also ran the ground from the high beam to the low beam ground since there is no factory ground on the high beam. The problem I'm seeing is that the high beam flashes on when I hit the switch but does not stay on. Any ideas are greatly appreciated here. Thanks.

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Re: H7 High Beam?

Your vendor is wrong, you do need an H3 for the high beam!

Here is great write up for the high beam installation; a lot more complex than the low beam. Enjoy! http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/attachme...achmentid=2431

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I have an 03LT. I ordered an H7 (Low Beam) and an H3 (High Beam) kit for my bike. The order was changed by the company to two H7's. They stated it would work just fine. I'm obviously having problems getting the H7 in the high beam slot. Has anyone gone this route or found a way to make this happen. I cut the tabs on the metal sleeve and cut the metal ring off of the H7 bulb to get the bulb in and have gotten it to fit. I also ran the ground from the high beam to the low beam ground since there is no factory ground on the high beam. The problem I'm seeing is that the high beam flashes on when I hit the switch but does not stay on. Any ideas are greatly appreciated here. Thanks.
You were right, the vendor is wrong, wrong, wrong. Too bad you messed with it, could have sent it back. Now just get an H3 and be done with it. Let the vendor know how wrong he was so he does not screw someone else!

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Re: H7 High Beam?

FWIW, I run the CQ HID 5k and the H3, and Motolights, all at the same time and have no problems this far with oncoming traffic. Not sure if I could expect any better lighting from a bike. A great system!
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