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Old 06-01-2011, 07:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm wondering if any of you can verify the correct headlight bulb to replace on my 2003 Burgman 400? I've read a number of threads, and it seems that JC Whitney sells an inexpensive bulb that will work, and have a vibration resistant component! Here is the link that I found:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/h4-quartz-halo ... ilterid=j3

Any suggestions will be appreciated! Santa Fe Bob
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Any auto parts store should have H4 light bulbs.
I prefer halogen...about $8/10 each.
If the 'locator-tabs' on the metal base are different
than your original bulbs, just bend them flat with
a pliers....they'll work fine.
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The original bulbs are 35/35 Watts. An H-4 automotive bulb (AKA as 9003) will fit, but you'll have to bend the bottom tabs flat with a pliers to allow it to fit into the Suzuki headlamp assembly.

The original bulbs are very expensive while the car replacements are fairly cheap.

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I agree with the previous posters.

When I had to do mine, after what I had learned on other threads, I went with Silverstars, and just bent the tabs with a small pair of needle-nose pliers.

The whole job was incredibly easy, and didn't take long.

If you search, there is a thread on here with a complete "how-to", including pictures.

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Down here Walmart has a two-pack of the Sylvania standard H4's for $12.00. They work fine with the tabs flattened, much brighter than the OEM lamps.

They draw 9A to 10A on low beam, and worked with the stock 10A fuses, however I replaced them with 15A fuses just to be sure I would not lose the lights out in the middle of nowhere. The wiring is 18ga which in automotive applications is rated for up to a 7 foot run at 15A.
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I'm wondering if any of you can verify the correct headlight bulb to replace on my 2003 Burgman 400? I've read a number of threads, and it seems that JC Whitney sells an inexpensive bulb that will work, and have a vibration resistant component! Here is the link that I found:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/h4-quartz-halo ... ilterid=j3

Any suggestions will be appreciated! Santa Fe Bob
Yes it should work fine. It will draw a little more amperage but not too much for the wiring harness or fuse. As stated above I just go to the auto parts store or Walmart and get some locally for $8-$10 Most all name brand headlights have anti-vibration components and I would prefer not have things like glass headlights shipped to me.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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http://burgmanusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=46576

The bulbs I use are $5.99 each on sale now at HF, and I always have a 20% coupon as well, so after taxes, under $6 and got a free set of cheap screwdrivers with another coupon I had. I just got a new one a couple days ago. I usually right high beam on all the time during the day, so that if that filament burns out, I still have the low I need if actually riding at night. One of the highs has gone out after about a year, so I assume the other will soon. You can see the change from stock bulbs in the pictures at the bottom of the above thread. I also think it looks nice with the blue coating, even when parked it reflects some color, and that goes nice with my blue bike (blue is the fastest ya know )

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I just read through your headlamp post, the 2-wire connector is for the "dealer mode" test tool:



Which looks suspiciously like a SPST toggle switch to me:

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Hmmm....So a bobby pin/paperclip can serve as a headlight test tool? Good to know.
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It's not a "headlight" test tool, it places the ECU into a "dealer mode" to make the odometer display trouble codes:

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