Help - Headlight bulb replacement
My lowbeam recently died. I bought a PIAA H7 to replace it. I looked at the manual which is useless. All it talks about it is adjusting the beams. Moving on...
I took off both fairings. I removed the 4 screws for the black frame that goes around the headlight. I took off the 4 nuts that held the headlight on to the bike and disconnected the wire terminals and removed the dust cover and the retention bracket.
Here is my problem, I was trying to not lose screws/break stuff etc so I didn't pay attention to the orientation of the connector for the two bulbs. I don't know if the tab is supposed to face the left or the right. (see pics below)
I looked that the bulb, the housing, everything. There is no indicator of which is positive vs negative. I assumed they can work either way. I plug both lights back in and nothing works. Yup...now my high beam doesn't work either. I switched the two connectors so the tab was now facing the opposite direction and still neither bulb works. I just paid $60 for the bulb and I'm hoping I don't need 2 fresh bulbs. I have a bad feeling that I just plugged two bulbs in the wrong way and fried them both. To make matters worse, I'm still not even sure which way I plugged them in I've tried switching things so many times now.
Small details: I did not disconnect the battery to do this. I did wear gloves and handle the new bulb accordingly. I did use some dielectric grease.
What gives? Thoughts? I hate to limp in to the dealership with my tail between my legs b/c I'm too dumb to change a light bulb. Any help is appreciated. My Versys is a 2009.