Electronic Speedometer Pickup Values

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by jimboblair, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. jimboblair

    jimboblair New Member

    I have a 98 Sportster 883 Hugger that the electronic speedo doesn't work. Can anyone tell me if there should be a resistance value on any of the three connections to it. There is a red, black and white wire. I have open resistance between any pair. Sounds like a bad sensor to me, just want to check in for sure before buying one. Thanks in advance for your helpful response...

    Sportster Newby
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    The VSS on the trans is a magnetic pulse switch and as such will not show much resistance measured with a meter.

    If your directionals are not self canceling any more, chances are the switch is bad. You usually find a bunch of fuzz on the inside of the switch which is what does the switch in.