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04 Road King light fading

04 Road King. All lights fade when riding. Steady throttle & they fade in & out (not off). When idle stay steady normal lighting. New battery, 6 months ago & road in winter, no problems. Is there a wiring diagram online so I can follow? Of a fuse, wouldn't it just die rather than fade in & out?Any suggestions?

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    Angie Mar 30, 2014

    Thanks for responses! So, I am hating to admit it, but grateful easy solution. Aftermarket battery has spacers. Negative was loose. Positive was on its way also.

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You have either a green corroded wire in the wiring harness, or a short in the headlamps/running lights. It is much easier to find if you have an electronic circut tester. If not slave away with your test light, hooking both to ground terminal to check for power, then reverse to positive terminal to check the ground wire for opens or abrasions. Visually inspect wire harness for signs of wear,corrosion and corrosion. Corrosion will usually show up as a green color around the wire conectors. Due to coper oxide deposits from electrolosis. Hope this helps, I really do. Ride on brother!!!!!!!

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    Angie Mar 30, 2014

    Thanks for suggestion Daryl, I did pull everything apart & check for corrosion. Then went back to basics. Loose neg on after market battery with spacers. Glad simple thing. Have a great weekend! Angie

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SOURCE: 2004 FLHRI ROAD KING BRAKE LIGHT IS STUCK ON.

Hello,
There is 2 switches on your bike (like most motorcycles) and one of them is stuck on, broken, or the linkage to it is damaged!

The Front switch is actually part of the master cylinder /lever, and the rear switch is actuated when the right side brake pedal is depressed.

You will need to take a multimeter and check them both for a short with no power on using an ohmmeter. Another way is to disconnect the plug going to the switches & check the brake lite to see if it goes off & if it does that particular switch is in trouble and may need to be replaced.

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SOURCE: brake light stays on

hand break switch was broken (inside the wire housing) not allowing the hand break lever to deactive, therefore causing the brake system to stay on.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear brake light not workiing

There are two brake light switches. One is in the right handlebar switch housing. This is front brake light switch and is a simple push button type switch actuated by the front brake lever.

The other switch is a pressure switch and it is located in a Tee usually somewhere under the bike near the rear of the transmission. Follow the metal tube coming out of the rear of the master cylinder. It will go back towards the rear brake. Somewhere in that line there will be a tee with the pressure switch in it. If you jumper across this switch, the brake light should work. If it does work when you do this but not work when you depress the rear brake signal, replace the rear brake light switch.

Good luck
Steve

Posted on May 27, 2010

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SOURCE: 2003 HD Road King -

If you bike is equipped with a carburetor, the idle stop screw is located at the top of the carb on the right side. Counterclockwise turn slows the idle speed.

If you bike is fuel injected, a dealer or shop will have to set the idle speed electronically.

Good Luck
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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Road

Take the air cleaner off ,spray alittle starting fluid in the intake and see if it starts if it starts test
cam and crank sensors

Posted on Oct 20, 2010

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