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My 03 heritage classic started to have problems with the electrical system. One time it would turn on the next time it would not. The battery is good. At times I would have to turn the switch on and off to get everything to function

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Suspect the switch connections first. Check for power to the switch. Check for any loose wires in the circuit. Check out for a wiring diagram.

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SOURCE: 2003 Heritage Starter Problems

I have an 03 FLSTC, same issue. Went through four starters before 70k miles. Problem solved when I had both the gear reduction and compression releases installed. Have 40k miles on my fifth starter and no problems.

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SOURCE: 1988 Heritage Softail, electrical problem,

Probably time for a new battery. But first, check to be sure that water covers the top of the battery plates. Add water if needed.

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SOURCE: how to change oil for2007 heritage softail classic

The oil drain us usually a hose with a plug in it that is held by a clip on the frame. It us usually on the right hand side of the bike just behind and underneath the transmission side cover. Loosen the clamp and pull the plug out. The oil will run out of the tank. Replace plug and add new oil to the tank.

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 Heritage Softail Classic started then died

Fuel clog in carb or injector, or the magnetic pick up for the electronic ignition.....the spark plugs need to be checked also....lots of variables, but thats a start

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SOURCE: 1993 Heritage Softail Classic motorcycle. Front

First, I'd try replacing the bulbs in both the front and rear turn signals. See what happens, that's pretty inexpensive to try.

The turn signals are controlled by the turn signal cancelling unit. You didn't mention if the problem was on just one side or if it was on both sides of the bike. I'd try to find someone that had a known good unit that would allow me to try it. The reason, they're expensive. The last one I installed cost nearly $150.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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