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Default How-To: Rewire for the Removal of the Rear Fender Mounted Brake Light w/HD Module

Well this was brought up in a 07'+ section but I know it applies also to 04'+ sportsters at a minimum...so I wanted to post it in a better section. When the HD Brake/Run/Turn Light Module is installed it plugs inbetween the main harness and the wiring harness going back to the rear fender mounted brake light. Therefore, if you want to eliminate that fender mounted brake light you have to keep the circuit board/box and find a new home for it.

While I don't have this problem as I own an N....I came up with a wiring diagram. The first set of diagrams show the wiring when the stock wiring harness are reused along with the stock turn signal connectors. Please keep in mind that the rear turn signal connectors and pigtails only goes to where the rear fender mounted brake light is currently located...so they are fairly short and you'll need to zip tie the connectors to the rear fender support underneath. If you chop the fender...you'll want to look at Option #2.

Option #1 (Stock Rear Lighting Wire Harness and Turn Signal Connectors):
Material required:

Aux. Brake/Run/Turn Signal Module (HD Part #69463-06) ~ 1 Req'd: $59.95 ea.
Female Connector (HD Part #73106-96BK) ~ 1 Req'd: $1.75 ea.
Female Connector (HD Part #73102-96BK) ~ 3 Req'd: $0.95 ea.
Pins (HD Part #73190-96) ~ 10 Req'd: $0.49 ea.



New Wire Harness required for Option #1:


Note that I do not call out specific information on the license plate light....that is because there will have to be a new one as it was intergral in the rear mounted brake light.

Option #2 (New Wiring Harness from HD Brake/Run/Turn Module - Recommended):

Aux. Brake/Run/Turn Signal Module (HD Part #69463-06) ~ 1 Req'd: $59.95 ea.
Female Connector (HD Part #73152-96BK) ~ 3 Req'd: $0.85 ea.
Female Connector (HD Part #73102-96BK) ~ 3 Req'd: $0.95 ea.
Pins (HD Part #73190-96) ~ 6 Req'd: $0.49 ea.
Pins (HD Part #73191-96) ~ 6 Req'd: $0.50 ea.



New Wire Harness required for Option #2:


Note that the prices I show are retail...and there is some discount I saw on Chicago HD and Zanotti's website if you look up the part #'s listed above.
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That is excellent stuff, Cosmo. I ain't using it but it is what this place is about so have some rep !!
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Dude, how do you know all this stuff? Cosmo you are the man!...LOL
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Dude, how do you know all this stuff?
.....I have the service manuals....

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That is excellent stuff, Cosmo. I ain't using it but it is what this place is about so have some rep !!
Thanks Erik!...I agree.....it is what this place is all about!
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LOL...Your a good guy Cosmo...and hey I got those black rocker tops today, when I get off work they are going on!!!!
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I bought the nightster module. Hardwired it. Had to use dual element signals. Worked like a charm.
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I bought the nightster module. Hardwired it. Had to use dual element signals. Worked like a charm.

This is what I need to do... For now I am usingg the module..
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Very nice dude, this will help alot of people. Would make a good sticky, this question seems to pop up alot.
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I bought the nightster module. Hardwired it. Had to use dual element signals. Worked like a charm.
Diesel, when you said you used the dual element signals with the nightster module...do you mean that you bought the nightster turn signal "guts" (for lack of a better term) too? As you know, the stock non-Nighster/Iron turn signals are 2-wire (simply power and ground) lights while the Nightster/Iron I believe are 3 or 4 wire....can't remember which. Curious how you did this.

I was going to recommend this however the price I saw for the Nightster module alone was around $75-90...and then you still need the guts for the Nightster style turn signals from what I saw. The price of the HD Module is around $50-60....so price wise it is a little more cost effective.
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Diesel, when you said you used the dual element signals with the nightster module...do you mean that you bought the nightster turn signal "guts" (for lack of a better term) too? As you know, the stock non-Nighster/Iron turn signals are 2-wire (simply power and ground) lights while the Nightster/Iron I believe are 3 or 4 wire....can't remember which. Curious how you did this.

I was going to recommend this however the price I saw for the Nightster module alone was around $75-90...and then you still need the guts for the Nightster style turn signals from what I saw. The price of the HD Module is around $50-60....so price wise it is a little more cost effective.
They have three wires each, if memory serves me correctly. I got some take off's from the fronts of another sporty at a swap meet. to use the nightster module (under the seat--wiring thing) you need to use dual element.
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