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How to Change the Headlight on a Chinese Scooter

Updated April 17, 2017

When driving a Chinese scooter at night, the greatest tool you have for indicating your presence is your headlight. Because scooters are so small, you would be all but invisible if not for the solitary headlight. Changing the headlight requires different steps on different types of scooters. You either have to replace the bulb by unscrewing or unlatching the protective plastic covering, or by unscrewing and removing the entire headlight compartment.

Unscrew the screws anchoring the plastic headlight protector onto the body of the scooter. There will be two to six screws, and they will be located around the perimeter of the scooter's headlight.

Remove the outer plastic headlight protector by carefully popping it out of its plastic moorings.

Unscrew the old bulb and replace it with your new bulb.

Reattach the outer plastic headlight protector and rescrew the anchoring screws.

Remove the outer plastic headlight protector by unlatching the plastic clips that hold it into place.

Unscrew the old bulb and replace it with your new bulb.

Reattach the outer plastic headlight protector by latching the plastic clips that hold it into place.

Unscrew the anchoring screws holding the entire headlight compartment using a hex or standard screwdriver.

Remove the entire headlight compartment by gently pulling it free from the body of the scooter. The back of the compartment will be connected to the electrical systems of the scooter through either a plug or a series of wires which you will need to disconnect.

Insert the replacement headlight compartment and anchor it to the body by rescrewing the anchoring screws.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Hex screwdriver
  • Replacement bulb
  • Replacement bulb compartment
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Samuel Hamilton has been writing since 2002. His work has appeared in “The Penn,” “The Antithesis,” “New Growth Arts Review" and “Deek” magazine. Hamilton holds a Master of Arts in English education from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Arts in composition from the University of Florida.