Replacement Speedometer trouble!!

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by bullitt53, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. bullitt53

    bullitt53 Member

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    I have the new Analog combo speedo/tach part # 70900072 I want to install on my '09 Heritage classic. This speedometer was on my brother's 2010 Heritage & I inherited over the winter when he upgraded to an Ultra Classic. I finally found the data connector under the seat for the speedometer on Saturday morning and hooked everything up as per the instructions. It said it would take a bit to transfer the info & it would say when done. I had a red light on the lower right of the speedo come on for about 2 seconds & that was it. The speedo is still showing his mileage. I didn't want to install the new one & find out it wouldn't pick up my mileage. After a couple of trys I got the message VIN ERR, looks like the speedo is still tied to the previous bike. I had this message from another form : That speedo gets married to the ECM after 1000 miles. It will only work properly on your bother's bike.

    Any ideas? , may have to make a trip to the dealer.
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Welcome to The Forum. The dealer will have to reflash this speedo and put YOUR mileage on it
     
  3. bullitt53

    bullitt53 Member

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    Went to the dealer on Saturday. Technician said that after 1000 miles, the speedo was married to the original bike & there was nothing they could do. Doesn't make sense that the speedo is now a $300 paperwieght.
     
  4. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    LAWS are Very TIGHT on changing speedo Mileage but I know of NO Law problem changing out a speedo, IF Done within it...

    HD shop just wants to Make $$$$$$$$$$ and that is their LAW...:guitar

    I would seek out a private Company that does Speedo's and try there...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    speedometer repair services/www.speedometersolutions.com