2004 Sportster XL1200C Rear Running Lights

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by jerryurq51, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. jerryurq51

    jerryurq51 New Member

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    I repaired shorted wires going to the left rear turn signal. After the repair the left turn signal works great. However, it doesn't operate as a running light. The right turn signal does operate as a running light. My Clymer Repair Manual doesn't say anything about this and the wiring diagram doesn't show anything for the rear running light. By the way, both the left and right rear lights have only two wires and have single filament bulbs. Any suggestions?
     
  2. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Hi Jerryugq51 and welcome to HDTalking...I know there will be more posters to help you shortly, but in the interim...we need a little more info before we can help. :)

    1) Is the turn signals and their attendant wiring "stock" and when the shorted wiring problem with the left rear turn signal occured. Did you follow the color codes properly when "reworking" them?

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    Do you have an HD Service manual or Electrical Service manual? Hopefully it is not bad as that part is more than HD (Hundred Dollars) "entry" fee every time we go to the HD dealer, with a $60 price of admission...but at least they do not cost the typical amount going in... :small3d007:

    2) You are correct, I have the same year Sporty and my turn signals "double as running lights" with a single wire and filament which implies that there is a common control module called the TSM (Turn Signal Module) or more likely the TSSM (Turn Signal and Security Module) involved... :(
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The rear signals do not work as running lights on US models unless you have a module installed to do that. If your right light is working as a running light, check that side out for a problem, it shouldn't be lit.
     
  4. animal15340

    animal15340 Member

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    gliders right, my 2001 sportster does not have running lights in the turn signals. Only the center brake light is a running light.

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  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Opps, Glider's correct as always, I have a module installed to allow running light operation when I changed to LED type...:small3d015: