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Electrical problem, dashboard gauges, turn siginal and brake lights will go off and then come back on for a short period of time then go back out. This is on a 1989 Ultra Glide Classic

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You've got a short circuit somewhere in your lighting circuit. It's cause in too much current to flow and tripping out the circuit breaker. The ciricuit breaker resets itself after a few minutes that it needs to cool off. Once it resets and the short has not been fixed, it'll trip again. This will continue until the short circuit is found and repaired.

If you need a schematic, I have one and will gladly e-mail you a copy if you'll contact me directly at wd4ity@bellsouth.net. This forum will not allow for a file size of over 150Kb. Remind me of what you want. It wil consist of three JPG files. No charge.

Once you get the schematic, study them well. I'd start by looking for any light that did not work. Trace the wires for that light. Has the headlight been changed to a higher wattage? Do all the turn signals work? Tail light? Brake light, front and rear? Check all lights and then if you must disconnect the lights one at the time.

Good Luck
Steve

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

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