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Old 05-05-2013, 10:38 PM
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2004 softail fuel gauge stopped working any help on fixing or replacing it the light works but the hand stays on E

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:36 PM
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Sounds like your float is stuck in the tank. Before you dig into it though, check the wires are all connected under the tank on the gauge side
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Did ya try putting some fuel in it?

Does the light still work properly or is it on all the time? If the former, check the connector under the tank. Sounds to me like a bad gauge or buggered connector. IIRC the dash light and the guage read the same signal wire (y/wh) so if the light is still working properly then the float is probably still good. If the latter, then the float is most likely the culprit. But I'm no diagnostic expert, maybe others will chime in to confirm.
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Does the light still work properly or is it on all the time? If the former, check the connector under the tank. Sounds to me like a bad gauge or buggered connector. IIRC the dash light and the guage read the same signal wire (y/wh) so if the light is still working properly then the float is probably still good. If the latter, then the float is most likely the culprit. But I'm no diagnostic expert, maybe others will chime in to confirm.
That pretty much covers it and with the notoriously inaccurate gauges Harley puts on the bikes my guess would be the connector underneath the tank or the gauge itself.
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