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post #31 of 47 Old 11-11-2016, 04:07 PM
 
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As I showed in post #5, this unit has a 3-prong plug that plugs into the bike's female receptacle. So I'm assuming you mean farther down the line to the battery there will be three of those 56 series terminals.
I am specifically speaking of swapping hi/low wires on the bikes female receptacle... I saw that the lamp plug was molded rubber and not serviceable..
If female receptacle not serviceable under the fuel tank you will find pig tail connection to main wire harness..

I know nothing of the optics used for these new lamps so can't comment on lens..
I'd give the wire swap a try as at this point it doesn't cost anything but a bit of time..

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That's the first thing I'm going to try. Can't find a single specific comment on the Internet or on OPT7's website about any special requirements for lenses.........though I do see a lot of special lenses on the mark. I'll try switching the wires somewhere.

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Angry Bulgarian explains why you should NOT install highly illegal LED headlight drop-in kit or any other HID drop-in kit in a halogen reflector housing. Always use the correct bulb for your housing. For most HID applications, you need a projector that has optics specially built for HID lighting.
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post #34 of 47 Old 11-11-2016, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, Leshka71.

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a picture is worth 1000 words so I hope the following helps..

https://youtu.be/beAQpdTXIgw

just looking a amazon link photos only showed 3 leds total.. thus my assumption
Stock photos, I hate them almost as much a plastic parts that always seem to break...

PS a Large Paperclip, not the huge one, can be used in place of screwdriver or release tool... works great for pulling engine computer codes when connected properly to aldl odb1 odb2 connector..

I really appreciate the link, but as I mentioned, those are not the kind of connectors I have. Do you possibly have a link for how to take the 3-prong female receptacle on the bike apart? I can't seem to find anything about it.

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Almost all plastic connectors on bikes or cars have crimp on wire terminals that snap into the plastic part of the connector from the wire side.
the barrel of each crimp terminal has a barb or tang that snaps into a recess in the wire hole in the plastic and keeps the terminal from pushing out again. In order to remove them there are special tools like a very thin half tube section that can be pushed in around the crimped barrel of the terminal like a shoehorn over the barb and which allows the terminal to be pulled out the wire side with no damage. You can use a tiny screwdriver with the blade ground down thin to do the same thing in a pinch, if you don't have the proper tool.

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@Chris C
The three prong is just three of those female spade connectors mounted in a single housing..
removal is exactly the same as for single spade connector..

Start a 1:10

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Thanks, Duckster and SoakedKarma. I'll see if that's the kind of connection I have.

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Yup, twas! I exchanged the leads and we'll see how it looks on the road in the dark tonight. If it's working right I'll aim it so it's not going to bother on-coming traffic. I only use my bright beam in the daytime. At night I'm typically happy with low.

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Re-wired the light and it still didn't work properly. The company is refunding my money.

In the mean time, I've decided HID and LED lights aren't my cup of tea, so I'm searching for another option. I've heard that a Sylvania Silver Star Ultra will do a more than adequate job of lighting the road. Anyone on the forum used that bulb?

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