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I have a gl1500 and there is a light bulb burned out on the rear light bar of the trunk it is the bulb that lights up wing on the goldwing emblem. does anyone know what the part # is for the bulb. Or what wattage it is so i can try to find one at the auto parts store. thanks in advance for the help

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I have a gl1500 and there is a light bulb burned out on the rear light bar of the trunk it is the bulb that lights up wing on the goldwing emblem. does anyone know what the part # is for the bulb. Or what wattage it is so i can try to find one at the auto parts store. thanks in advance for the help
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Part numbers and details can be gotten from the fiche. Just go to www.westernhonda.com look up your bike, then the trunk.

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The microfiche is no help. It just lists it as a 12v/3W bulb. They are pretty tiny. I have not had to replace one yet but if I had to take a guess, I would think they are #24 bulbs.


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ok thanks. you are right it is little i had looked at honda part # but hoped someone had bought one at autoparts store. it is a 12 volt 3 watt wedge base. i have been searching the net but have not found one yet.

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I guess I don't understand. Have you taken one to an auto parts store? There are a few bulbs Honda uses that don't seem to have a generic equivalant. Like the GL12I dash lights. 12v~3w, but surely not the same as the trunk light on a GL15.
EDIT: This is a GL12 dash light, notthe trunk light.

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you might try a #74 bulb, which is about half the width of the very popular #194 bulbs, used in auto dashes & side markers & license lights...

the #74 is 12v , but shaped different from your picture, I don't know what wattage the #74 is..
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take the bulb to your local auto parts store and they can match one up for i did for my wing or just ask you honda dealer
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Hey KJackson,



I just replaced a few of those bulbs the other day. I went all around our local areal electrical \ electronic \ supply stores and could find nothing. I could order them in but I wanted something "now" as I had the back trunk apart.



I ended up going to Honda for the bulbs. They had them in stock.



However, I just yesterday I was going through the Cyclemax site and found that they had these. They are the proper bulbs for what you are looking for.



http://www.cyclemaxohio.com/inc/sdetail/83/45442



Don't put a higher wattage in as it could produce a stronger "spot of heat" and start to melt or deform the plastics there.



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"Don't put a higher wattage in as it could produce a stronger "spot of heat" and start to melt or deform the plastics there."

From the looks of the red plastic lense, this may have happened to mine before I bought it.
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