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Old 07-29-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Warning light for LAMP

The little yellow warning triangle lit up today on my F800GS and the computer said LAMP. I looked in the owners manual to see what it meant and it says I have a bad lamp. After checking it the big bulb in the center of the big light is not working. The little light bulb underneath it is working and the bright bulb on the left side is working.
Is there a reccomended replacement bulb that is readily available I can pick up at NAPA or OReillys or the like. Can't find my owners manual just this minute and thought some one might have a recommendation for a better bulb than OEM. Also is it much trouble to get it out and put the new one in, any shortcuts to take or pitfalls to avoid?/
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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The little yellow warning triangle lit up today on my F800GS and the computer said LAMP. I looked in the owners manual to see what it meant and it says I have a bad lamp. After checking it the big bulb in the center of the big light is not working. The little light bulb underneath it is working and the bright bulb on the left side is working.
Is there a reccomended replacement bulb that is readily available I can pick up at NAPA or OReillys or the like. Can't find my owners manual just this minute and thought some one might have a recommendation for a better bulb than OEM. Also is it much trouble to get it out and put the new one in, any shortcuts to take or pitfalls to avoid?/
Thanks in advance.
I think they are called H7 and you can get them at any parts store.
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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Can also switch with the high beam lamp if needed.
Don't touch the lamp with bare fingers.
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:54 AM   #4
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lamp

Got it. Thanks guys. Sucker just pops out and right back in.
Great tip about using high lamp in low side if necessary.
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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I'd also avoid the higher rated H7 bulbs as they seem to not last very long. My guess is the housing for the low beam does not let the bulb keep as cool as it should and that excess heat causes failure, or one of several other reasons. I have gone through 3-4 low beam bulbs so far at only 21K miles.

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