If you are prone to riding your e-scooter at night, you may want to ensure you are properly illuminated as you travel. In other words, you may be wondering how to remove a modern electric scooter headlight bulb if it needs to be replaced.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Removing an electric scooter’s headlight bulb is not a difficult process, but you will need some standard tools such as a hex screwdriver.
  • Make sure to also have the replacement bulb ready to go so you can insert it after removing the old bulb.
  • When shopping for a replacement headlight bulb, conduct some research to make sure it can integrate with your scooter.

Are Electric Scooters Safe to Ride at Night?

Yes, in most instances electric scooters are safe to ride in the evening or even in the pitch black of night. This is because most modern scooters feature bright and luminous headlight bulbs and a variety of other LED lighting options.

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Most modern scooters feature bright and luminous headlight bulbs and a variety of other LED lighting options.

Tips to Remove an Electric Scooter Headlight Bulb

Each scooter boasts a unique design so the specific process of removing a headlight bulb may differ. With that said, we have assembled a list of universal tips and guidelines to follow as you attempt this procedure. New users should also follow correct procedures on how to register an e-scooter before riding.

Buy the Right Replacement Bulb

Before you set about removing the pre-existing and malfunctioning headlight bulb, you should shop for a replacement part. Be careful during this process, as not every available light bulb will integrate into every scooter. If you are buying the replacement bulb from the scooter’s manufacturer, the website should clearly indicate what models it can be used with. If you are buying a third-party bulb on Amazon or elsewhere, there should be a list of all of the makes and models it will work with.

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If you are buying the replacement bulb from the scooter’s manufacturer, the website should clearly indicate what models it can be used with.

Find the Right Voltage

Every replacement headlight bulb will feature a unique voltage, such as 12V, 24V, 36V, and more. Your first impulse may be to simply buy the strongest bulb on the market, as that will likely provide the most illumination. This may be true, but your scooter’s electrical components may not have been designed to accept voltages above a certain set limit. Dig out the scooter’s instruction manual and look for a section that denotes the voltages the scooter can work with. After you have this information, shop accordingly. If your scooter can handle any voltage, by all means, go for the highest one to increase your maximum illumination. And if you need to increase your vehicle’s speed, this is how to remove the speed limiter on your scooter.

Gather Your Tools

The actual tools may differ to remove a headlight bulb may differ depending on the make and model of your scooter, but there should be some commonalities. You will likely need some kind of screwdriver, with some scooters preferring hex screwdrivers, and you will need the replacement bulb. You should also grab a microfiber cloth to do some light cleaning as you perform the replacement process.

Warning

Your scooter’s electrical components may not have been designed to accept voltages above a certain set limit.

F.A.Q.

Why do my headlight bulbs keep blowing?

There are a number of reasons this can happen with headlight bulbs, but the likely cause is that the bulbs are not of the correct voltage to integrate with the scooter.


What are LED bulbs?

Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs are an extremely popular subset of light bulbs that offer fantastic illumination, a long lifespan, low power consumption, and relatively low heat output.


What to do when both headlights stop working?

If all of the headlights have blown out on your scooter simultaneously, it could be an electrical problem. We recommend replacing all of the bulbs to rule that out. If the problem persists, you should bring it to a professional.



STAT: Electric scooters last anywhere from two to five years, depending on the make and model. (source)

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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