I have a feeling you are running into the same thing I did. The H3's are listed in some books for a 97, but mine was takes either a 893 or 899. I have seen where the H3's are listed, but that is not correct. You new bulbe does not even compare in looks does it? Your old one probably has a plastic plug with 2 pins (one positive, one negative) right? The H3's have a wire hanging off them.