Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Euclid, OH, USA
Re: HID-Normal Failure Mode?
Bulb Worked! Thanks Howard for the comeback and also the other tip about asking for the adapter harness for the new bulb.
What a pain putting the new one in. Guess if you want a job done right you need to do it yourself. Found that the dealer had drilled the hole in the dust cover in the forward area instead of the rear area recommended in Messenger 13's instructions. This created problems in pulling the bale wire forward and removing the dust cover to get to the bulb since the harness was in the way. Removed the ends of the bale wire from the plastic above to remove the cover. Fun time finding the holes to replace the bale wire. Also the grommet hole in the cover was 3/4", not 1". Had to enlarge the hole for the new grommet.
After installing the new bulb that has a metal base ring around it instead of plastic, found that there was a nylon washer left over in the box, the same size as the metal base ring. Not sure if I was supposed to place this between the metal base ring and the light housing or not. Seems to work Ok, but wonder if I'll have problems down the line without the washer.
Howard, if you're reading this - did you install this washer?
2003 Silver LTE
1971 HD XLH Sportster