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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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Got a new stock factory ignition module 05 fxd dyna & took

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hi got a new stock factory ignition module for my 05 fxd dyna & took out the SE 7000rpm module and put stock module in & the bike wont start the engine light keeps flashing on & off continually will wind over but its like its got no spark I did the password ***** and still wont start if you put the SE 7000rpm back in it fires up first time do I need to take the new ignition module to a dealer to have them flash it or something ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

retrieve any stored diagnostic codes as follows:

Speedometer Self Diagnostics: The speedometer is capable of displaying and clearing speedometer, tachometer, TSM/TSSM and ICM/ECM Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). Trouble codes are read via the odometer.

  1. Turn Ignition switch to OFF & the Run/Stop switch to Run.
  2. Push odometer reset button in & hold.
  3. Turn ignition switch to Ignition and release odometer reset button. Background lighting should illuminate, speedometer needle should sweep its full range and indicator lamps (battery, security, low fuel, check engine and cruise) should illuminate. The word “diag” will then appear.
  4. Push the odometer reset button once and you will see the selection menu "PSSPt" with the first P flashing.
  5. Each letter represents an area of the diagnostics module. The module that is flashing is the one you are going to check. To move from one letter (module) to the next, you push the odometer reset button one time. (from P to S to SP to t and back to P, etc.)
    P = ECM/ICM (Electronic Control Module refers to EFI models, Ignition Control Module is for Carbureted models)
    S = TSM/TSSM (Turn Signal / Turn Signal Security Module)
    SP = speedometer
    T = tachometer
  6. To get the DTC within an area of diagnostics, push and hold the odometer reset button in for 5 seconds and release. If there are any DTC’s the code will be displayed, otherwise the word “none” will appear if there are no trouble codes. Push the odometer reset button again to view additional codes if they exist.
  7. Record each code and reference the list below.
  8. If DTC’s are not to be cleared, Press and release the odometer reset button. Part number of module will be displayed.

    NOTE: To determine if a code is current or historic, clear the displayed code by pushing in and holding the odometer reset button ( longer than 5 seconds) until 'clear' comes up. Release the odometer reset button. Turn OFF the ignition switch. Run your bike and shut it down then recheck the DTC’s again by repeating steps 1 to 9. If the code is current it will reappear.
  9. Press and release the odometer reset button to continue to the next module.
  10. Turn Ignition switch to OFF.

On models not equipped with a tachometer "No Rsp" will appear when the tachometer identifier is selected.

"No Rsp" will also appear if the run/off switch is in the off position when doing this procedure.

Also if the code set is a historic code (not a constant light) after 50 start and run cycles of at least 30 seconds each in duration, the light will extinguish itself as long as the error hasn't occurred again.

If it were a current code, the light would remain lit while running.

let m know what you find.

we can continue then.


Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

let me know if you need more help.

if not, please leave a POSITIVE RATING.

thank you.