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I'm trying to change the speedometer light on my Yamaha VStar

I'm trying to change the speedometer light on my 2000 yamaha 650 classic vstar. I have the speedometer out of the chrome housing but not sure where to go from here. I have the new bulb.
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  • axl3 May 11, 2010

    A quick glance through all 360 pages of the shop manual reveals absolutely nothing about the bulb, therefore it can't ever fail, lol! The bulb on my '03 Classic appears to be at the 12 o'clock position in the instrument. I will guess that there are several bulbs accessable, neutral, high beam, etc. I would suggest consulting an on-line parts supplier's catalog for a better breakdown of the speedometer or, if you aren't in any huge hurry, I have some new pipes coming in the next month and will have to remove the tank to adjust the carburetors. You might also try the 650 V-Stars Classic, Custom and Dragstar Forum, those guys seem to spend a lot of time taking stuff apart

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Perusal of a parts manual shows the bulbs to be in sockets with wires hooked to them which press into the outer back of the speedometer head, remove the offending socket (the one on the top, the other 4 are the function lamps I previously mentioned) by gently pulling it outward, the bulb will slide out for replacement.
Have fun and good luck.

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