Speedometer and Odometer not Working

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2000 Standard Softtail
My speedometer and odometer is not working I replaced the speed sensor but didn’t work .

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We suggest lifting your dash assembly to inspect the speedometer plug and related harness. Inspect for a secure connection or possible harness damage. You can pull the plug to inspect for corrosion and use a test light or multi-meter to test for power and ground. If everything looks & tests out good, you may need to replace your speedometer.

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19 Responses to “Speedometer and Odometer not Working”
  1. Ed
    Ed

    I have a 2014 Harley 48, having problems with front lever brake switch sticking. Could you give us any hints how to fix problem pls.

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Dear Ed,

      Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

      If you have aftermarket levers, it could be a fitment problem.
      Otherwise, inspect your front brake switch. Make sure it is not damaged. Also, inspect brake lever / brake switch engagement & alignment.
      Front brake switches are often damaged when handlebars, grips & levers are incorrectly installed or adjusted.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/post/shop-brake-switch-failure/

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      Sincerely,

      Mark
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  2. John Cauley
    John Cauley

    I have a similar problem except mine is faster than what I’m actually doing

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  3. RANDY L WARRINER
    RANDY L WARRINER

    my 2009 heritage has only 4500 miles and the speedo stopped working a few days ago. all connections are good. Could it be the speed sensor in the transmission?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi there Michael!

      If you would comment back on what the year, make, and model of your bike is, we’d be more than happy to help!

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Gary!

      Would you be able to send the year and model of your Harley? Then I will forward it to the experts!

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
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  4. Corbett
    Corbett

    WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE ALLEN SCREW(?) IN THE KNOB ON THE SPEEDOMETER TRIP ADJUSTER?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Corbett!

      That’s a great question!

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      Jessica
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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello Julian!

      We’d love to assist! Please leave a detailed message along with your year and model of your Harley.

      Thank you!

      Jessica
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  5. T Edwards
    T Edwards

    My upgraded handlebar mounted micro speedometer/odometer doesn’t work. Also built in led light doesn’t come on as well. Wiring is good which leads me to a failed sensor. After installing new speedo sensor will my speedometer/odometer and led light be functioning normally ?

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    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello!

      We will need the make, model and year you are working with to more accurately assist you.

      We look forward to hearing from you!

      Sincerely,

      Julia
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  6. K W SOUTHERLAND
    K W SOUTHERLAND

    my 2000 FLHST has less than 40K and runs like new…Speedo just started acting up…ie, when I come to full stop the odom and speedo engage, when I take off, back to zero for both, actually no digital readout and the check engine red light comes on.
    Checked for cable connectivity and plug at speedo…all seem perfect….also, tested each fuse, good…saw where some members had a ‘speed sensor’ failure….hate to just toss an original speedo and it not be the problem, especially on bike of this caliber year and low mi. suggestions? Thanks

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