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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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Hi Carol , your going to have to remove the headlamp assembly to replace the bulb !

Remove the headlamp assembly. Refer to Headlamp Replacement.


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Disconnect the electrical connectors and remove the bulbs.


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HowTo change headlamps on 1996 Honda Accord

Replacing a burned-out headlamp is simple and doesn't require any tools.

First, buy a replacement bulb, type 9006 (low beams) When you open the package, be very careful that you don't touch the glass of the new bulb. The oil from your skin can cause the bulb to warp and explode when you turn it on.

Second, open the hood and locate the back of the burned-out headlamp. There will be an electrical connector on the back of the bulb, held in place with a locking connector. The lock is the small plastic tab in the middle of the connector. Press in on the bottom of this tab, and it should give slightly, releasing the lock. Hold this tab in place and push straight down on the connector, wiggling if needed, to unplug the old bulb.

Third, locate the lock ring that holds the bulb in place. This is a round plastic ring, about the size of a peanut-butter jar lid. Turn the lock ring about 1/4 turn clockwise (top of the ring should move towards the driver's side, bottom of the ring move towards the passenger side)
If there's dirt build-up, this ring may be stuck. Tap gently with a screwdriver handle and try again. DO NOT use a hammer, or you'll break the headlamp housing!

Once you turn the lock ring, the old bulb should come straight out. Put the new bulb in place and do the steps in reverse order to finish:

- turn the lock ring counter-clockwise to lock the new bulb in place
- push the electrical connector on until the lock tab "CLICK"s into place

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Automobile headlamp bulb often burned

Filaments often burn out, the reasons are: voltage regulator has fault, the voltage is too high; bad contact battery wire, causing the generator no-load voltage is too high; the generator armature and field coil short circuit. If you open the light switch, the bulb burned out immediately, you should check the charging circuit has no circuit. If often burned out light bulbs, check voltage generator voltage regulator is adjusted too high. we also support wholesale bump at online store

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Both low beams went out same time. Test light glows with switch turned on 2002 ss monte carlo

is that out at the plug or probing the wire ? If it is at the plug, inside of it: 1- then you mite have crosion on the metal piece. 2- the metal is broken or bent. If that dont work then i need to know more

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Both headlamps won't come on on 06 Touareg. dash light says check headlamps. is it possible that both of them could go out at same time? I'm sure it's quite expensive to repair or replace.

It is very possible you could've running with one burned out for a while and didn't notice uad a power serge or it's possible you have been running with one out for a while and didn't notice till the other went out. Try turning on the high beems if they work replace the bulbs..

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1987 ford f150 need to change both headlight assemblies

CAUTION The headlamp bulb contains high pressure halogen gas. The bulb may shatter if scratched or dropped! Hold the bulb by its plastic base only. If you touch the glass portion with your fingers, or if any dirt or oily deposits are found on the glass, it must be wiped clean with an alcohol soaked paper towel. Even the oil from your skin will cause the bulb to burn out prematurely due to hot-spotting.


Fig. 1: Headlamp components (click for zoom)

  1. Make sure that the headlight switch is OFF.
  2. Raise the hood and find the bulb base protruding from the back of the headlamp assembly
  3. Disconnect the wiring by grasping the connector and snapping it rearward firmly.
  4. Rotate the bulb retaining ring counterclockwise (rear view) about 1 / 8 turn and slide it off the bulb base. Don't lose it; it's re-usable.
  5. Carefully pull the bulb straight out of the headlamp assembly. Don't rotate it during removal.
WARNING Don't remove the old bulb until you are ready to immediately replace it! Leaving the headlamp assembly open, without a bulb, will allow foreign matter such as water, dirt, leaves, oil, etc. to enter the housing. This type of contamination will cut down on the amount and direction of light emitted, and eventually cause premature blow-out of the bulb.
To install:
  1. With the flat side of the bulb base facing upward, insert it into the headlamp assembly. You may have to turn the bulb slightly to align the locating tabs. Once aligned, push the bulb firmly into place until the bulb base contacts the mounting flange in the socket.
  2. Place the retaining ring over the bulb base, against the mounting flange and rotate it clockwise to lock it. It should lock against a definite stop when fully engaged.
  3. Snap the electrical connector into place. A definite snap will be felt.
  4. Turn the headlights on and check that everything works properly.

Hope helps, (remember rated this).

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I need to replace a burnt out low beam headlamp on the driver's side. The battery is right behind it. Do I get to the socket from the front or the rear? Thank you for your time.

Hello, I can help you with this repair. If you look at the top of your headlight assembly, you will see 2 small gray colored rods. Unsnap the rods from the plastic clips and pull the rods up, then pull the entire headlight assembly forward. Now you can easily replace the bulb. Do not touch the glass on the new bulb with your fingers or the new bulb will burn out almost immediately. I hope this helps you with your repair, let me know if you need any further help.

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I've had front headlamps burn out within two months after replacing original headlamps, what is causing this?

When handling halogen lamps, you absolutely cannot get any kind of oil, dirt, moisture, etc on the bulb. Make sure that the light housing has no moisture in it, and you absolutely cannot touch the bulb with your bare fingers. Always handle it by the plastic or metal base only, and preferably with clean cotton gloves. These bulbs are extremely sensitive, and the smallest amount of oil from your fingers, or dirt, etc. can cause it to overheat and burn out.

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