electrical problems

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by superpsycho76, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. superpsycho76

    superpsycho76 Member

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    I have a 97 Custom softail and other day i lost my low beam, so I have been riding on high beam, now I got on it heading out of town the other night and watched my headlight slowly go dim until i let off the throtle the got the light back. Not sure what it may be, stator, voltage reg. or maybe battery?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Have you checked the self help area for tests ?
     
  3. robbiemac

    robbiemac Member

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    Open the headlamp shell and check the connector. I have seen these get burnt due to a poor connection.
    This is the first thing i would do as it's an easy check.
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Both Glider (of course) and Robbiemac should get you on track...it also helps to have a rough schematic (or the real thing of course) which should be SIMILAR to this to help you troubleshoot...

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  5. Dan89FLSTC

    Dan89FLSTC Banned

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    Easy stuff first, make sure the connector is not loose.