Anybody Changed A BMW C650GT Headlight Bulb?

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by Rugby4life, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Jimbozini

    Jimbozini Misadventurer

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    The easiest way my be to remove the headlight assembly. Can you gain access to the assembly by removing the left & right fairing panels? I ask this as it is very cumbersome to access the back of the headlight assembly on a GSA as directed but a piece of cake with the assembly removed!
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  2. andoulli

    andoulli CAJUN

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    Actually I'm rereconsidering my position on this issue.:lol3
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  3. Rugby4life

    Rugby4life Been here awhile

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    Sorry it took me so long to update this thread but life has been getting in the way. After speaking with the customer service rep, I got a follow-up call from a tech services rep. After reviewing the shop manual, they tinkered around with a GT and came up with an alternate procedure that doesn't call for disassembling the entire front of the bike. It was supposed to be a 20 minute service but it took me 45 since it was my first try, plus I got everything buttoned back up before realizing I hadn't replaced the rubber socket cover and had to pull it all apart again. Thankfully it can all be done with a T-25 torx head driver and a Phillips head screwdriver.

    1. Remove the right side panel
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    2. Disconnect and remove the battery
    3. Remove the 2 screws holding the battery box (bottom left side and top right back?
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    4. Cut 2 zip ties on back of battery box
    5. move the box out of the way
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    6.If your arm is small and limber enough, you can gain access to the rear of the headlight socket
    7. *** Bonus good news, the instrument panel retains it's memory so you don't have to reset the clock after reconnecting the battery.
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