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Headlamp install question
I successfully removed the headlamp assy and changed the bulb, now I am trying to re-install the assy and am having problems getting the headlight adjuster cable mounted on the assy! Any special trick to this? :roll:
#1 01-17-2008, 04:29 PM,
Can't help you with that one, never having actually removed the cable. Why did you remove the cable anyway?
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#2 01-17-2008, 04:43 PM,
Because I had to fish for the right speaker wire when I installed the new power amp. For some reason the wire was jammed and wouldn't pull out to where I could get to it in the left pocket.

There has to be a simple way to get it re-attached...I just haven't found it yet!!
#3 01-17-2008, 05:02 PM,
Having a helper hold the headlight while you hold the cable plate down and start the screws might help. It is akward because the cable seems a little short but it can be done if you're patient and careful. You need to get the headlight at just the right angle to give you the most cable slack.
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#4 01-18-2008, 12:53 PM,
remove the aim knob. the nut and a couple of washers, then push the thing inside the fairing, then you can pull the cable a bit and install the plate with the 3 screws. to install it u must remove the pocket and u're done.

i never got to change my headlamp bulb or marker lights without doing those steps.
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#5 01-18-2008, 01:03 PM,
Actually I figured it out from a Haynes manual (I knew there was a trick to it!). You hold the light at a 90 degree angle with the adjuster at the bottom of the assy and it slides right in! I spent 2 hours figuring this out...I hate that!

Thanks for the answers,
#6 01-18-2008, 04:31 PM,
It's all in the angle. Glad you finally got it. Big Grin
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#7 01-18-2008, 06:47 PM,

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