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1998 Sportster, Power to speedometer, but nothing else?

I put the key in accessory or on position and the speedometer gets power, but the lamps will not come on, and the starter will not engage at all.

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    mcguyver1941 May 11, 2010

    Do you here a click? That would be a circuit breaker going off...

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Try to do any of these troubleshooting:
1. Check the ignition switch,because the components or the connector inside it might be stucked up or loosen into position.
2. check the fuse .replace if it is open.
3.Check the batery wires.(red)because it maybe pulled into their sockets.

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