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Old 09-12-2018, 10:51 AM
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High and low beam working backwards

I have a 2005 LSC Iron Horse. I installed the new Dakota MCV 7000 speed/tach because the original one was not working properly. I was told to change the ignition switch with a Harley ignition switch, but that didnt change the fact that the speedo was still no good. So I installed the new speedo. Everything works great except my high and low beam switch is working backwards with the high beam light indicator is always on. I called Dakota Digital and was told that it has nothing to do with their wiring harness. Do any of you know if it is a polarity issue, where I can move some wires or plug ins? I cant find a decent schematic on this bike. Any help would be great!

p.s. I never noticed the high beam light always being on before because of the defected speedometer. And the high and low beams do work, but backwards.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:43 PM
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Is the headlamp actually toggling between high and low or is the high always on and you're adding the low? A picture of what type of ignition and headlamp switches might help a little, if I know what switches you're using I'll be able to walk you through the process...you'll need a test light, BTW.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:23 PM
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Hey man, thanx for responding. The high beam indicator light on the speedo, is always on, as if it were on high beam... even if I have it on low beam. They both work, but when I have the switch on low, its actually the high beam and visa versa. I think going into the LED headlight will be the trick so I can switch the plugin prongs or do I need to follow the harness to do that? I really wanted to confirm that the new speedometer wasn't the problem.

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Old 09-14-2018, 08:06 PM
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You should be able to just switch the wires around on the bulbs....
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Old 09-15-2018, 02:40 AM
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It sounds like your high beam indicator light is connected to the low beam feed wire. Your low beam usualy stays on when you switch the high beam on. You should be able to disconnect it from the low beam feed and reconnect it to the high beam feed.
As for the switch being upside down do as Shovel52 said and swop the wires over on the bulb.
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Easiest fix seems like switching the wires at the light plug in itself.
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