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Old 01-06-2010, 07:06 PM
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Default Kodiak 450 headlight - not the usual ?

Trying to remove and change the headlights on my '04 Kodiak 450, but I can't get the buld and socket out of the black plastic housing. I have them out of the reflective lens part, but there is not enough wire length to pull the socket and bulb out of the little hole in the back so I can change them. Is that common? or is there a trick to it that I'm missing?

At this point the only options I see are...

1. Cutting the 3 wires to get it out and then having to rewire it with longer ones to re-install.

2. Pulling hard on the wires to see if I can get some more wire to feed out from under the front of the atv.

3. Break the bulb and then pull the housing out, but then after I re-install a new bulb how the heck do I get it back in there since the wires seem way to short.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:41 AM
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Nevermind, finally got them out. Took a while to twist the whole thing around and find a way to get it out. If Yamaha would have made the wires 6" longer it would have made life a lot easier changing these expensive lightbulbs.
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:05 PM
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Yeah and then the headlights suck...one of mine seems to always go dim...I give it a good thump and it brightens back up----glad to see you figured it out!
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