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Cant seem to replace light bulb in headlight on 2005 1100 shadow

I cant pull the bulb out of the socket

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  • jrjwel Dec 09, 2008

    2005 honda shadow spirit 1100
    three prong H4 bulb just wont
    release from the plug

  • jrjwel Dec 09, 2008

    2005 honda shadow spirit 1100
    three prong H4 bulb just wont
    release from the plug

  • jrjwel Dec 09, 2008

    its like a three prong cord you
    plug into a wall socket, should just pull straight out

  • jrjwel Dec 09, 2008

    Got it out!
    Thanks

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Hi
Check that you are getting current in the socket that the bulb connects to. Also make sure that the socket is solid and that the connectors are intact.

Make sure all wires are connected. Sometimes the ground wire or others disconnect, but look connected.

I'm sure you pulled out all fuses to check with a flashlight [if you cannot see if on was blown with the naked eye].

Also, odd and obvious as this sounds, sometimes the replacement bulb may be defective too. So I'd have a couple new ones to see if that is the problem.

Follow the wiring to make sure that the wiring or connectors are solid.

Actually disconnect and connect all connectors as sometimes loose connections cannot be seen with the naked eye.

And I would check everything forward and reverse, as it is sometimes to miss something if you only go in one direction. In other words, start at the headlight, then work back to the chips and relays, then start at the chips and relays and work toward the light.

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    Offhand, in most bikes, the tailight and the brake light are integrated in a single bulb with a common ground. This would translate then into a 3wire arrangement. The brighter of the filaments is for the brake while the dimmer of the two is for the park/running/tail light. To my knowledge, either the tail or brake lights do not use a relay, they are wired straightforward. Your described problem all points to a mis-connection, possibly the ground wire. The easiest approach would be to identify the ground wire. With ignition switch off, all light switches off, identify the ground wire with the use of a continuity tester (VOM/DVM). Disconnect the wires to the harness, on the harness, it would be the wire with nearly 0 resistance against any exposed metal or the chassis. On the wires going to the tailight assy, it wold be the wire that measures 0 ohms to the metal socket/housing of the bulb.

    Just a start, do postback how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. 



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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, it is just stuck to the base or the the connector has almost fused itself to the terminals of the bulb. Either way, a flat screwdriver should help you lever it out, carefully of course.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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Take a pair of needle nose pliers break glass, grab side of bulb and twist pliers counterclockwise. this will colapse the bulb and release it from the housing

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Step 1- Remove headlight retaining ring. This is held on by the two 8mm Hex head bolts. Take out the 8mm hex bolts and the headlight flips up and out. The Phillips screws are for adjustment only. Don't mess with these!


Step 2-Unhook the headlight connector. Just pull it off the headlight.

Step 3- Take off the dust cover.

Step 4- Undo the headlight bulb retainer. There is a trick to this I can't really explain but it has to do with unhooking the small tension wires.

Step 5- The bulb should come out. Put everything back together in reverse order.

Let me know if you have further questions

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Step 1- Remove headlight retaining ring. This is held on by the two 8mm Hex head bolts. Take out the 8mm hex bolts and the headlight flips up and out. The Phillips screws are for adjustment only. Don't mess with these!


Step 2-Unhook the headlight connector. Just pull it off the headlight.

Step 3- Take off the dust cover.

Step 4- Undo the headlight bulb retainer. There is a trick to this it has to do with unhooking the small tension wires.

Step 5- The bulb should come out. Put everything back together in reverse order.
Hope this helps, please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.
Thank you,
Lee

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Did you removed the rubber gusket around it.
Try turn it clockwise or counter clockwise.
Maybe also the metal loop around to hold it in socket. Try to squeeze it to release the bulb
Good Luck

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Try to give it a twist or turn it in the clockwise direction...
may be its having a screw type assembly

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Don't take much power on it.there may be some knobes which have to be turned.as the model varies this may vary.try to go to the mechanic and repair it.thank you

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