'03 Heritage electrical problem

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by bullcalf1, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. bullcalf1

    bullcalf1 New Member

    I was riding my '03 Heritage the other day & the speedometer, odometer, blinkers & passing lamps went out. Headlight, taillight & brake lights still worked, and it kept running (fuel injected model), but sounded "wrong" on deceleration and would die if I clutched it for a few seconds. A few miles down the road I hit a bump & everything came back on.

    I know this could be a loose ground, loose hot side connection, broken/worn wire shorting out or a faulty termination and that it's likely on the upside of the ignition. I'd like to know if anyone has had this problem and hopefully some specific places to look for the problem.
  2. FLST

    FLST Active Member

    Check fuses for integrity also. Years ago I had a similar problem on one of my Kaw's.
  3. ksteffien

    ksteffien New Member

    I did not hit a bump and have everything came back on. Please tell me if you found out what went wrong.
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