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Old 09-07-2012, 08:04 AM
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Default New Tail Light Causes Red Security Light on Speedometer - Fix or, put stock back on?

Got my new LED tail light on my fatboy last night, and now when i start bike the security ligt comes on the first time i hit the brakes.. so it has to be some type of voltage issue with the new light.... anyone have experience?? When i backtracked and installed the OE light, the security light does not come on.....i like the light, but can not STAND the red light being on (( it has not affected the bikes running at all- its just on))

I guess i got 2 choices/

a) re-install factory lense and bulb

b) never use the brakes!!! Who needs them anyway!!!

or ????

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Old 09-07-2012, 10:26 AM
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My Blackline does the same thing since i put LED bulbs in my turn signals. Hopefully somebody knows a way to correct this. The light can get annoying but it only comes on occasionally
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:44 AM
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I believe the red light comes on if there isn't enough voltage draw...such as a burned out bulb. The system may be sensing the low voltage on the LED. You may need a load equalizer for it to work.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:40 PM
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My Blackline does the same thing since having the LED strip put on my bike. I have just lived with it so far.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:46 PM
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if your light is from Bright *** Lights, they are working on the fix and hope to have the new circuit boards ready within the month

We upgraded the wife's FatBoy to the BAL and it immediately triggers the red light on the speedo

contacted them and they were aware of it, they are working on the fix and you simply have to contact them to get on the list and they will send you the replacement as soon as they have it
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:50 PM
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You need one of these:
4857Alarm Compatible Load Equalizer (ea) All models equipped with H-D factory alarm from Kuryakyn.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:52 PM
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My D2MOTO light has no issues on my 12 LO! I see you got a 12 Lo, what brand light you using?


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Old 09-07-2012, 04:30 PM
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I have the BAL and it does that. I just ignore it. It bothered me at first but now I dont even notice it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:44 PM
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I have the BAL light on my 07 Heritage and it has never done that.
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:52 PM
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A BAL-2 was installed on my 07 Dyna Low Rider in April of this year and I have had ZERO electrical issues with it so far. Husband has an 06 FLSTC-I and had Harley's LED tail light installed in the spring of 2010. No issues. Decided to get Harley's LED signal bar & signal lights and their LED fender tip LIGHTS FRONT AND REAR in the spring of 2011. We had NO ISSUES until last week, when the Engine light would re-appear for 3-4 seconds AFTER the engine start, then go off. We did a diagnostic's CODE CHECK on the odometer and found a P 0562 CODE which is the "BATTERY LOW VOLTAGE". We had a new battery installed in the spring as well and thought that maybe the Dealer didn't clear out the old diagnostics code. So we cleared the code and thought all was well
Then yesterday, not only did his engine light come on and go off again, but 40miles into the ride, the RED BATTERY LIGHT illuminated and stayed on until engine shut off. Same diagnostic's code re-appeared so we know we have a battery low voltage problem. Whether it's LED light related or maybe the voltage regulator is going, we dont know.
So it's back to the dealer to let them figure out stuff as we dont have the time or the experience to deal with electrical issues.
Below is the link to walk you through it. At least it's a start.

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