Replacement Instructions for a Honda Motorcycle Headlight

Bucket-Style Headlights

1.

Detach the headlight's outer trim ring screw with a Phillips screwdriver. Pull the trim ring off of the headlight shell.

2.

Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the headlight bulb retaining ring's screw from the headlight shell. Pull the entire headlight bulb out of the headlight shell.

3.

Unplug the headlight socket from the back of the bulb.

4.

Pull the bulb out of the retaining ring.

5.

Insert a new bulb into the retaining ring. Plug the headlight socket into the bulb's prongs.

6.

Slide the headlight bulb and its retaining ring into the headlight shell. Tighten the retaining ring's screw with a Phillips screwdriver.

7.

Place the outer trim ring over the bulb and the headlight shell. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the trim ring's screw.

Reflector Assembly Headlights

1.

Use an Allen wrench to remove any fairing panels from the motorcycle to access the rear of the headlight assembly.

2.

Unplug the headlight socket from the headlight bulb's prongs on the rear of the headlight assembly.

3.

Pull the dust boot surrounding the rear of the bulb off of the headlight assembly.

4.

Squeeze the metal spring clip and pull it off of the headlight bulb's base. Grasp the headlight's prongs and pull it out of the headlight assembly.

5.

Hold a new headlight bulb by its prongs and insert it into the headlight assembly. Squeeze the metal spring clip and push it over the base of the bulb.

6.

Push the dust boot onto the headlight assembly. Plug the headlight socket into the bulb's prongs.

7.

Use an Allen wrench to reinstall any fairing panels removed earlier.

Honda motorcycles have either a bucket-style headlight shell or a reflector assembly in which the headlight bulb is placed. Removing and replacing a burnt-out bulb is not difficult, but some disassembly of the motorcycle's headlight shell and body work may be necessary. If at all possible, refer to a Honda service manual for detailed instructions specific to your model. In most cases, the task can be completed in less than 15 minutes, although actual job times may be longer depending on the complexity of the headlight for your particular motorcycle.