95 FXSTS Rear running lights out

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by jaywhy, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. jaywhy

    jaywhy New Member

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    My rear running lights aren't working. The brake light running light, and brake light is lighting up when pressed. Fronts are working fine. I took the covers off to take a look and the rear right light (if your standing behind the bike) had a bare black wire not connected to anything. I assumed that was the problem and it was a ground but when grounded did not solve the problem. Any help would be appreciated. BTW the blinkers do work when pressed
    Thanks!!
     
  2. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Normally the rear turn signal lights are only turn signal lights and not running lights unless a module has been added to the wiring to enable running lights on the rear which would put a wee bit of power to the rear turn signal bulbs all the time
    front turn signals use a dual filament bulb similar to a stop and tail lamp bulb and work in the same way

    Brian
     
  3. jaywhy

    jaywhy New Member

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    Bahaha I'm such a tool!!! I actually thought that til I saw the mysterious black wire, thanks for the info!!
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :p Nah you are not a fool you have questions and you get honest answers here, glad ya got it sorted out and quite possibly you may have already helped some one else here:D
     
  5. PA 58

    PA 58 Active Member

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    i have an 05 FSXT , my tail light did the same one night coming home from biketober fest. stopped at the auto parts store pulled out my tool kit (with a built in mechanic, named Bodeen) removed the bulb went inside got a new one took it out to the tool kit (aka Bodeen) put it in and it did not work! pulled it out put the old one back in an wa la it worked. so i chalked it up to corrosion in the socket . and it has been working ever since
     
  6. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Fin is right on here, the rear directional signals do not function as running lights unless you get the conversion kit, available from HD and also from Kuryakyn. Money well spent IMO
     
  7. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

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    Hahaha I think you got the obsolete toolkit
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  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :p LOL, you are in need of a Hoople in a bag:p