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So my low beam went out on the weekend past. Started the whole Google, YouTube DIY process. Said let me call the dealership to see what they say as I have big hands and little patience.

Called the dealership on Monday Oakville Motorad in Oakville, Canada. They said bring it in and let’s have a look, took it in Monday afternoon. Dealer said, buy the bulb from parts we’ll replace it for you.

Here’s the interesting part. I said should I buy two bulbs as it looks like the right side high beam is gone as well as it wasn’t ‘on’ only the left bulb was light and center and right were ‘out’, Center bulb is low and right and left are high beams.

Mechanic says no only buy the center low, what happens is when the center low goes out the left bulb transitions to a low beam and right bulb shuts down, both still transition to high beam when switch is flipped.

Common misconception is both bulbs are out and folks buy or replace both bulbs when only the low is required when he replaced the low which took about five minutes the dash indicating a light issue went away and low was available and both left and right shut down to only work with the high beam switch.

Not sure if this is common knowledge he called it a bit of an Easter .

I was throughly impressed muttered to myself damn those Germans are smart.

Gave the shop foreman a twenty spot to buy the guys in the shop a couple of coffees.

Cheers,
Two.
 

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So my low beam went out on the weekend past. Started the whole Google, YouTube DIY process. Said let me call the dealership to see what they say as I have big hands and little patience.

Called the dealership on Monday Oakville Motorad in Oakville, Canada. They said bring it in and let’s have a look, took it in Monday afternoon. Dealer said, buy the bulb from parts we’ll replace it for you.

Here’s the interesting part. I said should I buy two bulbs as it looks like the right side high beam is gone as well as it wasn’t ‘on’ only the left bulb was light and center and right were ‘out’, Center bulb is low and right and left are high beams.

Mechanic says no only buy the center low, what happens is when the center low goes out the left bulb transitions to a low beam and right bulb shuts down, both still transition to high beam when switch is flipped.

Common misconception is both bulbs are out and folks buy or replace both bulbs when only the low is required when he replaced the low which took about five minutes the dash indicating a light issue went away and low was available and both left and right shut down to only work with the high beam switch.

Not sure if this is common knowledge he called it a bit of an Easter .

I was throughly impressed muttered to myself damn those Germans are smart.

Gave the shop foreman a twenty spot to buy the guys in the shop a couple of coffees.

Cheers,
Two.
My '16 did that too but my '14 and now current '18 does not do that, go figure...........
 

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Very good info to stash away TwoDog. Tnx...
 
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