2003 fxstd speedo not working
This depends on whether the speedo is a mechanical or an electronic unit.
If it's a mechanical unit, it probably gets it's drive from a cable that runs to a cable drive unit on the axle that is driven by the front wheel. If this is the case, the problem could be in the speedo unit itself, the cable could be broken, or the drive unit could be broken. To find out which, you're going to have to gain access to the cable by either taking the front wheel off or the dash to get the cable loose from the speedo. Pull the cable out of it's housing and inspect it. Look at both ends, they should be "squared off". If not, the cable is broken and you'll need a new one. If the cable does not look broken, lubricate it some wheel bearing grease and reinstall it into the housing. Twist it a bit while pushing it into the housing to make sure it seats in the drive unit. Raise the front end of the bike and spin the wheel. Watch for the cable to turn. If it turns, your drive unit is probably alright and the speedo is where the problem is. Time for a new speedo in most cases.
If the speedo is electronic, this kind of simplifies things but not much. The speedo gets a pulse from a sensor in the transmission. The sensor is located on the transmission on the right side of the bike just behind the chrome shifting mechanism cover on top of the transmission. It is held in by one small bolt or screw. Remove the screw and work the sensor out of it's hole. There should be an o-ring on the sensor, don't lose or break it. Wipe the face of the sensor off with a rag. Sometimes they get a small bit of metal on them and they quit working. Reinstall the sensor. Take the bike for a ride and see if the speedo works now.
If the speedo is electronic and it does not "light up", then you need to trace the circuit that it gets it's power from. To do that, you need a schematic. I'll like to help with that but I do not have a schematic for this particular bike.
I hope this helps. Good Luck and Ride Carefully.
Nov 21, 2009 |
2000 Harley Davidson FXSTD Softail Duece