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Old 02-08-2019, 08:54 PM
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Just bought my first Harley, a 92 Electra glide classic. I bought the bike knowing it had issues but after getting it home and going though it, it seems to have more issues than I originally thought. The previous owner said intermittently when he would turn on the left turn signal on the headlight would go out. The headlight is working fine for me however the turn signals and none of the gauge or indicator lights are working. There are few relays that have been added to the bike or they are sloppy repairs, either way I'll be fixing those and several other issues. Does anyone have electrical diagrams for this bike? I know I need a service manual, where is a good place to buy one? I found a few on ebay but they seem priced high $150-$300
I'm looking forward to getting this bike road worthy and enjoying it.
 
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You can still get them through the dealer. Still around $60.. I think... or Google harley davidson and go to their official website. once the site is loaded click the search feature in the upper right hand corner and a window will pop up (quick links) click owners manuals and the next wind w will ask for your vin. from their you be able to view parts catalogs as well as wiring diagrams.. But I would still go to your local dealer and buy a Factory Service Manual...
 
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Use this site https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson....cle/lookupForm
Enter your VIN and you'll be able to get the wiring diagrams
 
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I did find the parts catalog and owners manual but can't locate any wiring diagrams. Maybe they don't offer them online for this bike?
 
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I wish i could have bought a fsm for $60...where does that happen? I bought a clymer manual from eBay for $52, and so far have gotten at least twice that out of the book.
plus, it has a colored wiring diagram.
I, too, bought a bike in worse shape than previously thought. you really will need a manual for that bike...life will be easier.
 
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The old stuff works just like a car with a flasher, in fact, they use the same flasher.
Seems like a no brainer to trace the wires to where they cross
OR cheat
Just cut them both on each end and run a new one for the headlight and new one for the turn signal.
That is what they will do at the shop rather then screwng with looking for the problem.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:34 PM
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The problem is more than the turn signals. The gauge lights and indicator lights also don't work. I'm thinking its one issue causing everything to not work. I'd also rather find the actual problem rather than just run new wires.
If the dealer can get a service manual for $60 I'll go that route. I'll give them a call tomorrow.
 
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You are going to run new wires anyway to fix it right or start taping exposed wires.
For very little, you can make a whole custom SIMPLIFIED wire harness. and be done.
You will pay more at the stealer for the his first hour then for material will cost you.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:29 PM
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I had an evo an the pre 96 wiring was a pain...the connectors an stuff were upgraded in 96. I hate wiring but you might want to go through it all an check it out. You might want to look into a badlands module if it's bad. those evo motors run forever, the little stuff like the wiring is the pain.
 
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The problem is more than the turn signals. The gauge lights and indicator lights also don't work. I'm thinking its one issue causing everything to not work. I'd also rather find the actual problem rather than just run new wires.
If the dealer can get a service manual for $60 I'll go that route. I'll give them a call tomorrow.
That used to be the cost for our manuals but I think the dealership raised the price to $120 like the new manuals.
Either way the benefits and cost savings by doing the repairs yourself will pay for the manual in the first hour.
 
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