Speedo probs

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by gatorwalt, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. gatorwalt

    gatorwalt New Member

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    On my 01 Ultra, speedo keeps dropping down to zero, while riding. Sometimes it stays down, but mostly pops back up to speed.

    I pulled speedo sensor and cleaned it off, but no help. Any ideas?

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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Many times just cleaning the sensor doesn't help, replacement is the only solution. They run about $52
     
  3. Marks-Sportster

    Marks-Sportster Member

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    Did you notice if the backlight goes out at the same time? Funny thing, for the first time tonight I noticed my (98 Sporty) speedo went to zero, odometer went blank and light was out. After about 5 seconds it all came back on as if I just turned the ignition on (trip meter was still correct). I thought maybe a fuse had gone until it fixed itself....

    It may be worth checking if you had the same problem, as it suggests a lack of power rather than the sensor. nothing worse than an intermittent electrical problem.