Ducati Hyperstrada Forums Ducati Hyperstrada Motorcycle

Go Back   Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada

Ducati Hyperstrada Ducati Hyperstrada Motorcycle Forum: 2013-2015 Hyperstrada and 2016-2017 Hyperstrada 939


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old July 8th, 2019, 04:12 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2019
From: Sheffield
Posts: 4

Headlight bulb issue

Hi guys, hoping someone can help.

I bought my 2016 last year and so far, had no issues. Noticed a week or so ago that the main headlight beam wasn't working. Running lights and high beam are ok. Did a search on here and saw the main beam can go due to usage and found a link that someone shared for getting to the bulb which worked fine.
However, it turns out that unbeknown to me, the previous owner has switched the bulb for an LED set up. I wasn't made aware of this by the Ducati dealer.


Here are some pics when I got the headlight off...








So I'm a it stuck now as not very electrical savvy - the bulb has a round screw in connector which is like 5 small pins. Most replacement LED bulbs tend to be a 3 pin style connector.

Any advise/suggestions welcome.
Jim939UK is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old July 8th, 2019, 07:13 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jun 2014
From: Boston
Posts: 947

I Ride: hyperstrada 821
Led bulbs have 2 parts - the bulb and base -which I see - and the driver. The driver is a black box. The driver cable runs from the bulb to the standard 3 prong plug and plugs into that plug.

The pics look like this is a messy install, but I'm thinking you should be able to unplug the connector I see, revealing the original connector, and follow the white cable back to find the black box tucked into the shell.
appliance821 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2019, 07:30 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jun 2014
From: Boston
Posts: 947

I Ride: hyperstrada 821
Actually scotch that reply. I can't really tell what's going on - did you remove the driver? Is that 3 prong female plugged into another connector? I can't tell from the pics, but if there is a cable attached to the bulb, where does it terminate.

Sorry not being helpful - usually these installs are plug and play, but I can't quite parse the pics.
appliance821 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2019, 08:34 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2019
From: Sheffield
Posts: 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by appliance821 View Post
Actually scotch that reply. I can't really tell what's going on - did you remove the driver? Is that 3 prong female plugged into another connector? I can't tell from the pics, but if there is a cable attached to the bulb, where does it terminate.

Sorry not being helpful - usually these installs are plug and play, but I can't quite parse the pics.
Hi, thanks for your replies. I'll grab a picture of the connector later.
Jim939UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2019, 02:58 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Joined: Oct 2018
From: Los Angeles, CA USA
Posts: 3

The other problem being is that you have seemed to have taken out the LED bulb itself but left the spacer in the Duc housing.

Most LED bulbs (or good ones) will have the plastic spacer to add in installation. Whichever route you take (either replacing with another LED or go back to halogen) you'll have to remove the black circular spacer in the housing
SRakaSSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2019, 01:41 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
gatdammit's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
From: Naples, IT
Posts: 2,306

I Ride: 2013 White Strada
Could just be a cheapo. Looks like they tried making the driver and bulb housing a single unit. Can't say if that's a bad idea, but all the higher end LED replacements I've seen had a remote driver that you had to mount or stow.
gatdammit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 31st, 2019, 06:29 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Joined: Feb 2018
From: Scottsdale AZ
Posts: 110

I Ride: Hypermotard 821 SP, and others
I've installed this with good results:

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...1940&year=2013

Just remember, this is for a pair as I wanted a backup.
netaron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2019, 07:40 PM   #8
Member
 
Joined: Sep 2018
From: Torrington
Posts: 31

I Ride: 2014 Hyperstrada
netaron, those look pretty much plug and play? Just what I'm looking for.
Thanks for the great find.
DenDen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2019, 09:15 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Joined: Feb 2018
From: Scottsdale AZ
Posts: 110

I Ride: Hypermotard 821 SP, and others
It's plug and play like you say, nothing to look for except making sure it's inserted right side up, otherwise your high and low-beams will be reversed, but very easy fix.

Last edited by netaron; August 4th, 2019 at 01:21 PM.
netaron is online now   Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2019, 10:06 AM   #10
Member
 
Joined: Sep 2018
From: Torrington
Posts: 31

I Ride: 2014 Hyperstrada
Just a quick follow up. The install was indeed plug and play. It's a major improvement over stock, but that's all I have to compare it to. Really like the color.
I had to figure out the screws to pull to get to it, but really not bad. I ended up with the headlight assembly on the bench which made it a piece of cake.
DenDen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada

Tags
bulb, headlight, issue



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LED bulb? KennethLong Mechanical and Technical 7 November 28th, 2018 12:24 AM
Careful replacing your License Plate Bulb Cover (Very Fragile) CountChocula Ducati Hyperstrada 8 February 19th, 2017 07:47 AM
Can somebody suggest a good bulb? Jokeshopbeard Ducati Hyperstrada 5 April 6th, 2016 06:37 PM
Want to replaced headlight bulb jdot1981 Gear 16 September 9th, 2015 05:23 AM


Ducati Hyperstrada Facebook Ducati Hyperstrada Twitter Ducati Hyperstrada RSS Feed



Ducati Hyperstrada Motorcycle Forum
Copyright © 2012-2014 HYPERSTRADA.COM • All rights reserved.