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    It wasn't any harder than a regular bulb replacement . There is no static in the audio system. Maybe I was lucky. Vision seems okay, I am also running Darlas and Ericas.
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    The only static I get is when I use the Radio.. If I use Sat or any other connection its fine. (after searching LED's interfere with the antenna reception)

    And I don't see how you got your fingers behind the LED fan to clip the bulb retainers while its still in the bike. I had to use small needle nose pliers to reach between the LEd fan and the light housing. I should have taken pics of the installation. If I take it back out I will take pics..

    You need to go buy a lottery ticket if you had zero issues installing and your radio doesn't have static. Your one lucky guy!!

    I can change a halogen bulb in the bike, reaching up under the fairing in 2 min.. There is simply no room with the LED.
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    I had trouble replacing the normal bulb. It was a pita to put in the led but so was the regular bulb. I think I bent the wire. I used a long screwdriver with a notch in it. This winter I may take the front end apart and replace the wire.
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    Does the connector need to be pinched to remove it? Does the connector pull off in the direction of the rear of the bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by slip View Post
    Does the connector need to be pinched to remove it? Does the connector pull off in the direction of the rear of the bike
    I changed the low beam today on my '17 R1200 RTW. The connector pulls off, no pinch required. It might take a little wiggling. I put some dilectic grease on the terminals of the new bulb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slip View Post
    Does the connector need to be pinched to remove it? Does the connector pull off in the direction of the rear of the bike
    Look up Post#9 in this thread. It shows a great picture of the socket. Push in the 2 wire rings just above the slot on the bottom and then move the wire outboard to clear the slot. The bulb will just pull out when both wires are clear of the slots.
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    Here are videos of my 07RT bulb removal showing the spring clips.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fRpmO5YomC4

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h55ApNDRKMY

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    Here are videos of my 07RT bulb removal showing the spring clips.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fRpmO5YomC4

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h55ApNDRKMY
    Nice thanks for that it will help a lot of people doing it for the first time. I've done it blindly twice and concluded I had to push inward on the bowed part of the clip to get the last side out. For some reason trying to move it at the tip where the loop is I just couldn't free it.

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    You have to push in a little then back then out. If you push out only it stays locked.
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    I just changed mine Friday night. It took about 20 minutes and a pretty sore fingertip. As others have said, the 1st spring was pretty easy and the 2nd one was a bear. You have to unplug the headlight socket before you can get to it.

    I like the idea of making a tool to press against the springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lstayner View Post
    I just changed mine Friday night. It took about 20 minutes and a pretty sore fingertip. As others have said, the 1st spring was pretty easy and the 2nd one was a bear. You have to unplug the headlight socket before you can get to it.

    I like the idea of making a tool to press against the springs.
    I've heard an eraser head works. I went he LED route and have been very pleased. ADV

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikegalbicka View Post
    You have to push in a little then back then out. If you push out only it stays locked.
    It looks like you found a nice place to wedge your fingernail between the loop and the cut end of the wire loop. Then it's just a case of a slight pressure directly towards the baseplate, and then sweep it outwards. I assumed this was the way, and indeed I've done it twice now and the 2nd time was quite quick. But...the 2nd side seems to be very hard to release. I'll try the fingernail into that location and maybe it will be a little easier to do.

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