electrical

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by softailman, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. softailman

    softailman New Member

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    Hi everyone.
    I have a silver 02" Softail Standard with about 59.000mi. Still runs strong. I have Headlights and tailights, no brakelights, no tach, speedodometer, no odometer, no horn. What gives? Can anyone help? Thank you.
    softailman.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Have you checked your fuses yet?
     
  3. softailman

    softailman New Member

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    Yes, I replaced all fuses. thanks.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Were there any bad fuses, what have you done to the bike lately?
     
  5. softailman

    softailman New Member

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    Nothing lately due to frustration.
     
  6. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    Any recent modification? Just wash it? Ride in rain? Stock bike or did you upgrade? Carb or EFI (I'll assume carb if it's still running strong)? Did you just try to jump start it and system took a big jolt? Just trying to help the forum fill in the blanks so we can help you. Any more info would be great.
     
  7. nuker02

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    I recently had a similar problem. What I found was that the Ignition switch has 2 contacts in it. One is closed only by turning it to Acc. If you turn it to Ignition both contacts should close.
    With my switch only the Acc contact was closing when I turned the switch to Ignition. This allowed the Speedometer, Odometer and Horn to work, but not the headlight or starter.
    Sounds like you are having only the Ignition contact closing on yours.

    I took my switch apart and found the contacts in it had a groove worn into them and a burr had formed on one. I used some sand paper to smooth out the contacts and then reassembled and tested it. Both contacts worked again and switch has worked well since.

    I don't know if this is your problem, but maybe it will help.