How to install honda goldwing lights

Updated July 20, 2017

The Honda Goldwing has headlights and turning signal lights. These lights are of vital importance for operating your Honda Goldwing safely. Driving your Goldwing with faulty lights can lead to an accident. In many states, you could also be fined for driving with a faulty light. It is therefore very important that you always make sure that your lights are operating properly before driving your Goldwing. Replacing any light on a Goldwing is a simple task that should not take more than 15 minutes.

Turn the Goldwing's engine off and put on the gloves.

Remove the mirror trim on each side by pulling it off. You may need to use a slotted screwdriver if the mirror trim is stuck. Once the mirror trim is removed, you will be able to see the securing screw on the side of the headlight assembly. Remove both securing screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

Remove the screw holding the left turn signal and remove the turn signal from the Goldwing. Make sure to disconnect the electrical-wire connector at the rear of the turn signal assembly before removing it from the vehicle. Repeat this step with the right-hand turn signal.

Remove the lower trim screws on each side of the lower trim. Remove the lower trim to reveal the two lower mounting bolts. Remove the four bolts securing the headlight assembly to the Goldwing. Disconnect the electrical-wire connector and pull the assembly out.

Remove the two rubber seals at the rear of the assembly. The top rubber seal contains the high-beam bulb and the bottom rubber seal contains the low-beam bulb. Disengage the spring clips and remove the bulb sockets.

Pull the old bulbs out of their sockets and install new bulbs in their place. The low-beams use H7 bulbs and the high-beams use H3 bulbs. Place the sockets back into the assembly, reattach the spring clips, and place the rubber seals back onto the assembly. Reconnect the electrical-wire connector to the assembly and place it back into the Goldwing.

Reattach the four mounting bolts. Place the lower trim back into place below the headlight assembly and reinstall its two screws.

Remove the seal behind each turn-signal assembly. Disengage the spring clip and pull the socket out of each assembly. Pull the bulb out of the socket and install a replacement 1156-type bulb. Reinstall the sockets into the assemblies, reattach the spring clips, and reattach the rubber seals. Place the turn-signal assemblies back into the Goldwing and secure them by reinstalling their securing screws.

Reinstall the two side screws to secure the headlight assembly to the Goldwing and reattach the mirror trim.

Things You'll Need

  • Clean gloves
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Socket wrench
  • Replacement bulbs
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Daniel Valladares began his career as a medical writer in 2008. He has written patient education brochures for several pharmaceutical companies and has worked as an auto mechanic at Kim's Speedy Auto Service since 2007. Valladares holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rice University and is currently studying to become a personal trainer.