FLHR, FLHRC, FLHRXS, FLHX, and FLHXS models have halogen headlamps with replaceable bulbs.
  1. Remove screw at bottom of headlamp door (chrome ring).
  2. Rotate door counterclockwise a few degrees. Pull headlamp door straight forward to remove.
  3. See Figure 1. Remove screws (1) securing retaining ring.
  4. Remove headlamp. Disconnect headlamp connectors.
Bulb Replacement
Handle bulb carefully and wear eye protection. Bulb contains gas under pressure, which, if not handled carefully, could cause serious eye injury. (00062b)
When replacement is required, use only the specified sealed beam unit or bulb, available from a Harley-Davidson dealer. An improper wattage sealed beam or bulb, can cause charging system problems. (00209a)
This headlamp assembly uses separate quartz halogen bulbs for the low beam and the high beam. HDI models also contain a position lamp bulb.
1. Remove headlamp assembly.
2. Disconnect wire harness connectors from the bulbs.
3. Rotate bulb assembly 1/4 turn counterclockwise to remove from the reflector/lens.
Never touch the quartz bulb. Fingerprints will etch the glass and decrease bulb life. Handle the bulb with paper or a clean, dry cloth. Failure to do so could result in bulb damage. (00210b)
4. Insert new bulb into reflector/lens and rotate 1/4 turn clockwise.
5. HDI models: Rotate position lamp bulb retainer 1/4 turn counterclockwise to remove. Replace bulb and install bulb retainer in lamp housing.
6. Connect the wiring harness connectors to the bulbs.
7. Secure the headlamp assembly and headlamp door.
1. Install headlamp connectors.
2. See Figure 1. Secure headlamp assembly with retaining ring and screws (1). Tighten to 2.6–2.9 N·m (23–26 in-lbs).
3. Install the headlamp door (chrome ring):
a. Verify that rubber seal is in place on headlamp door. Apply glass cleaner to seal to ease installation.
b. With the headlamp door rotated a few degrees counterclockwise, push headlamp door straight onto headlamp.
c. Rotate clockwise until screw can be installed. Tighten to 1–2 N·m (9–18 in-lbs).
1Retaining ring screw (3)
2Headlamp adjusting screw (3)
Figure 1. Headlamp Retaining Ring