Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mendocino, CA, USA
You might be grabbing to much? It really is like a stopper in a bottle and the housing extends to or beyond the stopper. Locate it sort of rider's left of center, just in front of and above the oil cooler....find where the wires go in and grab the softish rubber only. If it feels like hard plastic, you have the headlight housing. Mine just pops right out when I grab it from the back by the wires and wiggle it for and aft....The bulb and socket that is. It is a low wattage bulb and is invisible while riding (I tried colored bulbs just for fun and they get lost unless you are truely using it as a parking lamp then it is too dim....).
I don't have the problem with turning the switch too far. Turning it past the single detent for the steering lock takes a little extra effort on mine. It is a full 1/4 turn to go from OFF to Head Lock, then another 1/5 turn to get to Park, so nearly halfway round from OFF. Then, I also have Run-n-Lites as well as Photon Blasters. Each of which is powered by the parking lamp circuit, so I would never leave mine on anyway....certainly would never be able to walk away without knowing the Photon Blasters are on...
Not sure how long you have been waiting for your manual, but normally A&S is timely when they make the sale, new or used, that is my experience since '91. Like all dealers, they may have good and bad days, but a little friendly reminder should get the ball rolling again.