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2004 harley davidson sportster 883 xlc, engine light on in speed odometer, bike is running fine want to know what the light is for and why it is staying on

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The ECM has popped a code. Your owners manual will tell you how to retrieve the code using the turn signal switches and reading the code in the odometer. Otherwise you will have to either buy a code reader (dealer can order you one if not in stock) or have the dealership service department hook the bike up to Digital Tech to read and earase the code.

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SOURCE: 2000 Harley Davidson XLC Sportster 883 won't start

the heat from the bulb being continiuosly on may have melted a wire inside your headlight?

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