October 30, 2011I just thought I would let everyone know that my Roadglide is still running fine and no faults or check engine lights coming on. The brake lights and headlights are still working fine, and no more blown fuses. I have put between 200-300 miles on it since I removed the ECM and let it die and cleaned the pins on the ECM and inside the connector plug to the motorcycle. I guess when i repowered the ECM after being off the bike for 36 hours that it rebooted and it has been working properly since. Just wish me continued good luck with this, because that ECM is expensive to replace.
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October 30, 2011I hope your good fortune continues.
October 31, 2011Here`s hoping it holds out.
October 31, 2011I thought I read that taking off the lights that used too much juice was the root of the problem and actually fixed it. The rest of what you had to do was because of bad lights.
October 31, 2011Did the dealer ever get back to you about replacing it under warranty?
October 31, 2011Gerry,
The problem with the headlights was what was blowing fuses, I am assuming one of the bulbs went bad or the ballast went bad, I just took them out. But I was having problems allready with the brake lights coming on and staying on and the cruise control not working and the check engine light coming on and staying on after about 5 miles. I think the headlights just happened at right about the same time as these problems , but I do not think they were related. I think rebooting the computer or ECM as it is called is what fixed the problems I just described, because they went away after I plugged the computer back in after being off the bike for 36 hours. The headlight problem still existed and kept blowing fuses until I removed the Xenon lights and ballast and reistalled the stock bulbs and refused it.
They are dancing around the problem and saying that they talked to Harley and they told them to order me some new pin connectors and put them into the ECM connections and if that did not solve the problem then change the ECM. Well as far as I am concerned that is not needed , everything is connected and working properly now, new pins will solve or show nothing at this point. I think the ECM was the problem and I think it will reoccur sometime in the future, but I cannot prove that until it happens. That could be soon and it could be a while. The problem I have is the further I get away from the warranty expiration the less likely they will be to remember I had this problem right at warranty expiration and right after they did warranty work on my bike. Also before i did what I did to it to fix it, they diagnosed it as a bad ECM and were going to try and get Harley to warrant it, I still think they should do that, because like I said I think it will happen again.
October 31, 2011
I`m gonna go out on a limb and say......your problems are over. The light you had may have been the cause from the start. By the way, stop "refusing" your lights or they may (refuse) to work
This is "nerdy" I admit, but this was one of those occassions where a "hyphen" would have made a big difference.........I re-fused my lights.
If in fact, you experience an ECM problem relatively soon, you already have documented the problems and a (warranty exception) should take place and save you the cost.
October 31, 2011Can`t find a hyphenated re-fuse in the dictionary moscooter. Anyway however you spell it, you evidently got my drift. And next time I will put down that I canged the phucking fuse just so I don`t confuse you.
November 1, 2011-
November 1, 2011I love it VT. We need you to continue to provide proper use of the English language. Re-fuse does not exist. Now we know how to say it correctly. LMFAO
November 1, 2011
Correcto, you won`t find it in the dictionary. But you will find refuse and the definition will not include replacing a fuse
Under "hyphen", you will find this content which indicates clearifying what might otherwise have been confusing and/or misleading.
Compound modifiers are groups of two or more words that jointly modify the meaning of another word. When a compound modifier other than an adverb-adjective combination appears before a term, the compound modifier is often hyphenated to prevent misunderstanding, such as in American-football player or little-celebrated paintings. Without the hyphen, there is potential confusion about whether the writer means a "player of American football" or an "American player of football" and whether the writer means "celebrated paintings" that are little.