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> Front fender light, removing fender and light
post Feb 11 2016, 11:43 AM
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Since I can't seem to find this topic I think I should pass on what I learned in this process. I have a 2004 Heritage softail with the front fender light. On a recent ride I dented the top of the fender. How in the hell did I do this ---good question--- I had a tool bag attached to my passing lights bar and of course had tools in it. Both BAD ideas cause I hit this horrendous hole in the road that I didn't see and wham bang O-SHIT , yep there went my fender--big ol dent. So of course I cussed myself all the way home. In the process of removing it low and behold The front fender light plug won't go through the hole in the fender. Ok just pull the pins with the wire on them and remove the plastic clamp. Well not so quick hoss. those pins are a bugger. I've done this a hundred times on other wiring harnesses no problem , not so with this one. I worked it for a couple hours trying all I could think off ,finally just saying fk it and cut the wires close to the fitting.

Now the fix. First off all the parts to fix it are available from Harley, for about six bucks---not bad. Second the way to remove the dang wires from the plastic fitting is simple if you get a hold of your local Snapon dealer and you guessed it BUY the SPECIAL TOOL that is made for JUST that fitting as I was told by the Harley mechanic.

I just got my fender back from the paint shop ---- yep spendy $1020.00--but man does it look GOOD. I probably could have just got a new one but I did get a pretty good discount on the job --I only paid 498.00.

So lesson learned ------ NO TOOL BAG HANGING OVER MY FENDER EVER AGAIN !!!!!
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post Feb 11 2016, 07:21 PM
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That's good info. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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post Feb 11 2016, 07:52 PM
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Soooo, my mojo moved, temporarily I'm sure, to Cali!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

Sorry Bruddah!! Glad it's fixed!
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post Feb 11 2016, 09:48 PM
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My heritage had a large dent under the tool bag from hitting a raccoon coming out of Branson, I kept the bag to hide the dent but never put tools in it again.
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