09 Dyna SB tail light hookup

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by 66cruiser, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. 66cruiser

    66cruiser Active Member

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    I'm planning on chopping the rear fender of my '06 SB & installing the '09 LED tail light & wondering if it would be a more or less plug & play or if something else is needed due to the LED. Anybody got a wiring diagram for the '09 tail light that I can compare with mine?
    thanks..
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. 66cruiser

    66cruiser Active Member

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    Very helpful. Now I wonder if an LED tail light can be connected without any modification?
     
  4. rkf09fxdb

    rkf09fxdb Member

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    Shouldn't be a problem. The only thing is that the connectors might be different. One thing I can tell you is that the tag light is BRIGHT!
     
  5. Bait

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    I had to use a load equalizer when I went to an LED tail light; it snapped right into my exisiting tail light harness. This is what I used: Cycle Visions > Load Equalizers
     
  6. 66cruiser

    66cruiser Active Member

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    Thanks, that's what I was thinking. I'm wondering if the 09 SB tail light requires one? I need to get ahold of some 09 dyna wiring diagrams I guess.
     
  7. Bait

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    I am by no means an expert but my understanding is that if you do not currently have LEDs on your bike you need to install a load equalizer with the LED install.
     
  8. 66cruiser

    66cruiser Active Member

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    OK, ran a google on LED load equalizers & it turns out that tail lights aren't load dependent like turn signals are.. so a load equalizer should not be necessary when changing to a LED tail light.. we'll see..
     
  9. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I may be late, however, I installed the LED tail light on my 05 deuce & did not need the load equalizer. I installed it last spring or so, haven't had any problems at all. I did get the harley light.
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    As Joy said, you probably do NOT need load equalizer for the tail light...only need it if you want the turnsignals to do multiple tasks like you see on most imported cages.

    Any tail replacement light KIT worth "-its salt" should have all the correct plugs and wiring and should NOT require cutting or modification of your wiring IMHO...if so, get one that is PLUG and PLAY period.