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Electrical Problem with my fatboy

I layed my 1998 fatboy there is no body damage exept for my crash bars.
Now my speedometer does not work also my turn signals do not work and my horn does not work could this be one problem or multi problems.

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  • fatboy2471 Aug 28, 2008

    Continued from: Electrical Problem with My 98 Fatboy

    I replaced one relay underneath the seat, but the bike still has the same problems consisting of no speedometer, no brakelights, no horn, and no blinkers. Also I found a ground wire that was broken and I fixed that. In addition, whenever I turn the bike on to ignition position, I here a clicking noise come from one of the fuses. However, when I tested the fuses with a TEST LIGHT they were fine.

    Thank you,




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If you have the electric speedo, then it's one problem. There is a relay that all three of these go through in order to work. I'll bet you popped the relay. I don't know exactly where the relay is, but your local dealer can give you the location. If you have the manual speedo, the it's two probs. First, the cable to the speedo gear on the front hub has most likely pulled out a bit, and second, the same relay as before, only the speedo isn't routed through it.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • Ryan Rogers
    Ryan Rogers Aug 28, 2008

    Is there a bare wire around the fuse that is causing the clicking? If not, I would go ahead and replace it, just to be safe. Also, does this have the electric speedo?

    This still sounds like a relay problem, but it's odd that you can't find it. You might try taking a look inside the hand controls, it could also be that a wire has come loose or a switch is hung up and canceling everything out.



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