Trouble getting odometer to switch to the trip meter

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by lnagele, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. lnagele

    lnagele New Member

    2008 Heritage: When I switch the ignition on, all the lights on the speedometer will light up and the speedometer needle will go from 0 to 120 and back to zero. After this happens I cannot switch from the odometer function to the trip meter, clock, or range functions. If I travel 5 to 10 miles the odometer functions return. I have read about the speed sensor causing trouble with the speedometer and odometer not reading correctly along with the turn signals not working properly. The speedometer and odometer are reading correctly and the turn signals are working fine. Anyone run across this problem?
  2. rancid

    rancid Active Member

    i think you will find there is a problem with the trip reset switch, the switch is active when you turn the ignition on and the speedo is goin into diagnostic mode, seen it a couple of times on other models. remove the dash and solder in a new switch, its quick n easy.
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    Are you displaying any codes?

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    Have you ridden in the rain lately or washed the bike? This happened to me last month after riding in a downpour for 15 or 20 minutes. Went back to normal after everything dried out later that day.
  4. lannyw

    lannyw Member

    My 08 Ultra did this usually after I washed it. If you still have warr. take it to the dealer they replaced my trip switch for no $. Problem fixed hasn't happened again.
  5. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

    I'd have the dealer warranty/fix the problem. Take advantage of your warranty whenever you can. I had a different prob w/ my speedo and just had it swapped out last weekend. good luck.