2003 Heritage won't start

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by adub1212, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. adub1212

    adub1212 New Member

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    Here's what I get when trying to start.

    No dash lights or sounds or anything when turned to Ignition and Run. Push start and zero....no lights or sounds at all.

    When in ACCESSORY setting, there are dash lights.

    When hooked up to jumpers, full dash lights, fuel pump starts up. Hit the Start button and weak attempt to turn over and then starter clicking.

    Battery is two years old, no maintenance type. Not a super high quality battery but would hope it works well enough.

    Wanted to run this thru the forum before I try new battery or trailer to the shop.

    I am not a highly mechanically inclined type so your help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ahern25

    ahern25 Active Member

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    Sounds like the battery is dead. Try a new battery.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Agreed. Battery is bad and check/clean all connections. Jump starting from a cage is not a perfect scenario either. When doing it you should NOT have the vehicle running.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  5. Alter

    Alter Member

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    I remember reading somewhere in a forum that there is somesorta contact points under the switch, inside the speedo housing thingy. They either get corroded or dirty, gezz I looked but don't know where I read that but from what I can recall some cleaning or replacement was the solution.
    If I find the thread I'll post it, but I'm old and have a real short, short term memory. :p
     
  6. Slapp

    Slapp Junior Member

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    Get a new battery, don't spare the change you when what you for on yhis item!