Triumph fog/driving light bulb replacement

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    I think I know the answer to this but I gotta ask anyway. I am changing the bulbs in my Triumph fog lights, you know the H3 bulbs with the little pigtail. I took the back off the the light (see my other post where I screwed that up) and pulled out the bulb. Now I want to confirm that I have to cut the wire and splice the wire from the new bulb into the existing wire (ok, did that make any sense what I just wrote?). Please tell me there is a very cool and "Triumph" way to do this that does not include cutting and splicing. If this is true and I am splicing wires, who in the bright mind thought this was a good idea?
     
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    Alright, splicing wires it is ......... frick!! :mad::banghead:
     
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    Usually the new bulbs come with the wire and connector already attached. Do not go to 55 watt bulbs, which are readily available. The wiring cannot handle it
     
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    Or better yet, switch to LEDs - a number of us have -- less current and more light !
     
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    Replace the whole units with something better.
     
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    I will hold off before doing anything for a day. Yes, the new bulbs have a lead attached, but the wires from the bulb on the bike run from the bulb all the way to the switch (I am guessing), no connection points are visible. Any suggestions on the LED lights?
     
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    Remember, the Classic is a different setup from the R3T.
     
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    You are right, for some reason I was thinking he had a Touring. Looked at the picture and didn't read the bike type. @TriumphR3Newb just ignore everything I said. Sorry.

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