Flht Ignition Switch

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by IIronman, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. IIronman

    IIronman New Member

    I have a 1999 Electra-Glide standard, ex-police bike.
    Bought it back in 2002 and hav'nt had any problems with the bike ...just regular maint.
    Recently, my fork lock ignition switch has been acting up. If i put the switch in the unlock position the lights do not come on (dash or headlight) and wont let start. If I move the switch a little to the left ....not in the notch......the lights come on and I can start the bike.
    Question; Do I need a new switch? or can some contact cleaner do the trick? And if I do need a new switch...Whats involved and how do I replace it. I do not have a shop manual. I have done all work on the bike ...(brakes,all fluid changes, plugs, accessories, tire changes etc. my self.
    Cant afford to pay a pro to turn the wrench and no money to get a shop manual this close to Christmas.
    Any help would be great ......Thank You.
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    It sounds like the contacts aren't making. You can try cleaning them or just replace the switch.