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CBR600 dual headlight mod - December 19, 2009, 06:33 PM

I finally got around to doing this. Stock it is equipped with single-filament H7 bulbs. Single light for low beam, the other one turns on for high.

You need:
two H4/9003 bulbs
two H4 sockets
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The H4 bulbs are larger, so start by trimming the metal part of the H4 bulbs so they will fit in the headlight assembly. I used tin snips and then a dremel to finish it.

The springy metal piece that holds the bulbs in will be really tight now. To lock it in again it helps to loosen the screw that holds it on. Re-tighten the screw once the bulbs are in.

Before installing the bulbs, remove the original sockets and the rubber grommets in the headlight housings. You have to cut the wires.


I used H4 sockets from a VFR harness. You will need to run the two positive leads together then attach another length of wire (like a Y), two feet is good for the additional length. Do the same for the negative leads and the high beam leads. For Honda wiring green is negative, white/black is positive/low beam and the blue is positive/high beam.

I didn't do this but if I was going to do it again, before joining the wires I would suggest putting the sockets in the housing and running the wires out the hole where the grommets were. This way you don't need to notch the hole in order to insert the metal leads of the sockets after removing them from the socket.

You will connect these three wires to the stock wiring. What I did is remove the metal plugs from the plastic quick connects. Remove the green and white from the connector on the right side of the bike and only the blue from the connector on the left side. I expanded the mini metal spade type connector and inserted the bare wire in it, squeezed it close a little bit to put some pressure on it and then wrapped it with tape.

The covers for the back of the housings will no longer slot in the way they are supposed to because the bulb and socket stick out more. I just put the cover on top and then wrapped the perimeter with tape to hold them on.

Apparently the bulbs may need some rotating a certain way and the adjust bolts turned in order to adjust the aim. I haven't got around to that yet. For now the bulbs are turned so the reflectors within them reflect to roughly a 10 o'clock position on the left and 2 o'clock on the right.










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December 19, 2009, 09:38 PM

nice write up man, i always wanted to do this mod. hate one sided head light. if anybody doing this mod the 9003 socket can be purchased from advance auto for like $10 or any junk yard out of civics, corollas(98-01) and camrys (97-99).


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December 19, 2009, 09:45 PM

Did you do it because you were tired of being told, 'Hey man, did you know you have a light out?". I hear that's a common reason.


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Did you do it because you were tired of being told, 'Hey man, did you know you have a light out?". I hear that's a common reason.
I've only heard that once, if that even is what he said. I thought he said something else too and he's lucky he didn't lose a mirror.


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December 19, 2009, 10:16 PM

yeah, looks like you were going for lumens


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Did you do it because you were tired of being told, 'Hey man, did you know you have a light out?". I hear that's a common reason.
God!!! heard that too many times!
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God!!! heard that too many times!
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