Harley Neutral Light Grounding Switch

Question 2006 HD Elec Gld Classic 1-Neutral light flickers when in gear. The Harley neutral light grounding switch changed at which time neutral light came on only when in gear. 2- Radio display GONE – Bob

Answer Bob, when an indicator light flickers, it is usually caused by a loose bulb or a loose connection at the neutral switch. Make sure that your connections are snug at the switch. If they are not, you can snug them up with a pliers. If your radio is functioning properly, but you have no display, that is usually an internal problem inside the radio head.

Reply: The neutral light flickers when it is in gear. It is on solid when in neutral.

Answer If it is possible, confirm that the neutral switch is correct for your year, make, and model. It is best to use H.D only. Otherwise, Try to space the switch upwards in 1/16″ increments. You can do this with plastic washers if that is easier. Test it every time you move it. The switch may be too deep into the transmission top cover and constantly engaging ground. If you have no luck trying this, there may be something wrong with your shift drum, beneath your transmission top cover. You will need to diagnose how and why the switch is grounding when it is not supposed to be.

Reply: The bike is 8 yrs old with 50,000 + miles. The switch is original so I’m betting the problem is internal which was my first suspicion. Thanks for the info. By the way, the less expensive longer lasting Michelin tires I just got really suck on wet pavement.

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16 Responses to “Harley Neutral Light Grounding Switch”
  1. Vern

    It is hard to find Neutral when shifting between 1st and 2nd gear on my 2013 tri glide. How can I get a more positive indication? Most of the time all I see is a flicker, but no indentation like the other gear positions.

  2. larry

    On my 09 XL1200C sportster, sometimes the neutral light will not come on and therefor won’t start. A Harley mechanic said that there were some bad pins on a sensor and he temporarly fixed it. I bought a new battery, and after a couple of months later, the neutral light would not come on until I taped up a typeof sensor to be a tight connection and the neutral light came on. What sensor is this? So , I can replace it with a new one.

  3. James

    Neutral light and headlights flash with ignition on or running when parked for a day something is killing the battery. Any ideas?

  4. William

    Have 12 flhx ,neutral lite comes in neutral occasional,tightened connections works for a while then gone again,?????

  5. John

    How do I disable the “safety netural switch ….I’ve been riding Harley’s since 1974 …..I mean jeeze ..ever been in a bind and stall out and need to get going quick …??

  6. Andrew Mendoza
    Andrew Mendoza

    Hello, So I have a 2018 Street glide special with 22,000 miles on it. The bike runs fine but my neutral switch stays on no matter what gear I’m in. The two plugs on the switch are on good.

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