So what's this?

Pete/48

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Assume your meaning the "grey" plug, --- If I am right in my assumptions, then it is definitely the side/parking light bulb holder,(as said by marks152)
On your bike the hole to receive this can be found on the underside of the headlight unit, in the left hand side(as you sit on your bike) this is just a very tight push fit up into the unit, so no clips etc to be found or located,
 

50th VFR

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Going by wire colours posts above for grey bulb holder are correct. Should have been picked up at MoT.

Similarly going by colour (light blue) bulb is indicator.
 

Papajoe78

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Thanks for the info. Yeah it looked like something like that because there is indeed a hole that looked like a fit but there were no fixings. Cheers
 

Pete/48

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It's just a push fit into the hole...no lube required.

Ciao,

JZH
Well JZH you may well be right in general,--- But on mine it sure is one hell of a tight fit, and because they are so tight I think many never get pushed back all the way home past the retainer ring when peps have previously had them out to replace the bulb, and this is why many are found just dangling after falling back out, In fact the holder has a sort of rubber non-return flange ring built into it, but the holder has to be pushed fully in before this ring locates, once fully home this rubber ring prevents it all just falling back out,
I personally put a light smear of silicone grease on the rubber flange before pushing into place, this certainly makes it a darn sight easier to push fully back in, and also makes for easier removal at later dates, should you ever need to,
 

JZH

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Couldn't hurt. I really just added the "lube" bit because I knew what was coming...

Ciao,

JZH
 

Pete/48

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Papajoe --- Just In case you don't already know, tis what's known as a 12volt 5watt capless bulb that's needed ;),
 

PAD

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I think Pete’s probably right. As flanges get older, they get harder and a bit of lubrication does help insertion. I don’t think withdrawal is often a problem.
 

Pete/48

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I think Pete’s probably right. As flanges get older, they get harder and a bit of lubrication does help insertion. I don’t think withdrawal is often a problem.
Well in this case withdrawal sure can be a problem, the part of the lampholder that has to go up though the hole is about 30mm in length, and its a tight fit all the way, and if left dry the rubber tends to bind to the side of the lamp, and then when trying to withdraw it, it feels as if the lampholder itself could split in two before it all comes away,
You see these bulb holders don't seem to get smaller with age, unlike something else you could be thinking of :risas3::eusa_whistle:
 

PAD

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It’s so long since I had my lampholder out, I can barely remember where it is, let alone what condition it’s in.
 
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