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Electical problem on my electric scooter

I have a burned out headlamp. When I replaced the burned out bulb with a new one of the same type it burned out immediately. Afterward I noticed that I had left the light switch in the on position when I put in the new bulb. Could this cause the new bulb to blow out instantly? I am thinking of trying again, this time making sure that the light switch is in the off position. All other lights on the scooter work normally.

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You may have shorter the bulb when installing with pwr on. Try it again and make sure you do not touch the bulb with your bear hands as the oils in your hands will contaminate the bulb and cause it to fail early.

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