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Old 05-24-2008, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Passing lamps on a FLSTF

Before I start ripping off the nacelle and headlamp, any immediate reasons come to mind as to why the passing lamps don't work?

Here's what I checked

1) Yes, the toggle is in the correct position
2) I fail to believe both bulbs burnt out
3) All other lights work
4) I checked the wiring harness under the seat and the fuses.

I didn't install the kit, I had it installed before I picked it up when I bought it. Is there a connection underneath the nacelle? I can't see anything with the nacelle on, that's why I am figuring I am about to take it off. Or am I looking in the wrong place.

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Old 05-24-2008, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just helped a friend with his fatboy and making the switch so up was on, it was backwards. Anyway if you turn the bars all the way to the right you can look behind the rear of the cover where the switch is to see if a wire came off the back of the switch.

I'm not sure if a fuse could be your problem is another thought.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is there a switch on the right side?...
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if a fuse could be your problem is another thought.
Could be. Well I gotta run by the dealer in the morning so maybe I'll just pick one up anyway.

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Old 05-25-2008, 12:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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1st I would use a probe test light & see if you have power coming to the switch. If so, with bars turned right (as mentioned) use a jumper wire to by pass the toggle switch. If ya get pass lamps the toggle is bad.. If not the hunt resumes....

My pass lamps on my Fat Boy both just quit as well. So ur not alone !!!
I gotta check into mine too.. Not enuff hrs in the day..
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks Buddy. My friend is coming over today and he's really good with electical issues. You're right though-- there are not enough hours in the day. I was doing something else and had to move the bike and that's when I noticed they weren't working and then you go off onto something else and then nothing gets completed.
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Passing lamps turn off when you have high beam on. Check high beam switch.
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Passing lamps turn off when you have high beam on. Check high beam switch.
That's funny, I feel prey to that some time ago....

Then the connection under the tank got corroded from the weather and shorted out. Only bad thing was I found this out at night when I switched on the passing lamps. It shorted and killed the headlight too. Nothing like riding around in the dark with no moon illumination!
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Nope not enuff hrs in a day..

I added my pass lamps long ago. & I wired them to be off, when hi-beam is on also.. (as it should be).

I think my issue may be resulting be from me pulling off the carb, I pushed the cables up away, & that may have bumped the hot wire, behind the tank.. Guess I have to operate..

Bummer about the loss of night lighting. That had to be pretty eye-opening trip..

PS: both of you have Very sharp Fat Boys !!!!
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Problem solved-- loose connection.
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Problem solved-- loose connection.
where was the loose connection? I'm just a curious sort of guy.
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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At the toggle switch. Power to the toggle but no power out of the toggle. I don't know if I really had to or not but I removed the nacelle thinking I was in for a more involved search for the problem. However, I can tell you that if you remove the passing lamps, which I had to do to remove the nacelle, that your passing lamps will not work. After I fixed the connection and had power going out they still did not work. Yes, I had fixed the problem but didn't know it.

In an effort to figure out what the hell was still wrong, I partially mounted them back and started taking the lamp apart. I provided power again to the bike to test power output and the lights were on. Out of curiosity, I took the two bolts out, held the mount and lamps in my hand and applied power-- no lights. I'm not a smart electrical guy but my guess is that if you're lights aren't mounted, you don't have a ground. If it isn't a grounding issue I don't know what it is. What I do know is that they are working. I also now know that if I ever dismount them again thinking I have an issue, I will provide a grounding for a true verification when it's time to check and see if I fixed the problem.
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Ah, just what I had mentioned. If you turn the bars to the right you can see where the wires go to that toggle switch and can take them off or put them back on without removing a thing. That left side rear cover can be taken off as well without the front parts coming off. a few hex bolts on the side of the windshield loosened and a torque screw on the back. I'm sure your well aware of all this now but for someone who might stumble across this thread at a later date I thought I'd after the fact explain. i guess I'm a bit late though.
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well it was no big deal to take it apart. I try to view those things as learning experiences versus getting completely pissed off.
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How true..

On any lighting on a bike, if it has only one wiire to it. It's mounting is the dedicated Ground..

Tail lite is same (although it has 2 wires) but also 2 separate circuits, 1 brake light, & 2 running lite.. Mounting is the ground also..
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