where is 7 volt regulator


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where is 7 volt regulator

Postby spdurkov » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:59 pm



It seems my 7 volt reg is not working, so before i order a new one i would like to know where the old one is.

1982 gl1100I
Unit is running great except for the two indicators. Temp and Fuel

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Re: where is 7 volt regulator

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:25 am

inside the center gauge pod.....................
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Re: where is 7 volt regulator

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:34 am

On the back side..............

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Re: where is 7 volt regulator

Postby spdurkov » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:59 am

Thank for the inputs and i will look again for the reg.

The wires from my gauges go directly into the center of a wire loom and are gone from there.
What am I missing?

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Re: where is 7 volt regulator

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:09 pm

On mine,attached with a screw is a small silver box with 3 wires.
It is a inch long and maybe 1/2" square.2 of the wires are connected to the cluster and the third to the harness.This is under the plastic rear cover.
Mine is attached to the cluster,not hanging free.

Again "on mine".
There is one model of wing that didn't have the regulator..I think it was a Aspy tho.

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Re: where is 7 volt regulator

Postby spdurkov » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:57 am

Again i want to thank you for the information.
I have removed the parts that hold the gauges and all of the warning lights. The green/brown wire goes directly into a large wire loom and downwards. and as i look at the underside (back) of everything i see nothing buts a large rubber fixture holding all my warning lights, and on the back side of the two gauges there is a green/brown wire connected to both gauges and it goes into the wire bundle as i said earlier. I will continue looking. i now have to get the false tank off to see what is there. As i have read the green/brown wire is supposed to be 7 volt output.

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Re: where is 7 volt regulator

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:38 pm

I guess a PO could have removed it and put it someplace else but OEM regulator for the temp and fuel gauge is a small metal box that is inside the center gauge pod. If not there I'd follow the wires from the temp gauge to where ever they go the reg has to be on them someplace.
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Re: where is 7 volt regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:42 pm

The regulator is a small gold colored metal box, about the size of two sugar cubes, mounted to the back of the center pod, about 3/4 the way down.

The regulator is connected to power and ground, and its output is a ring terminal that is fastened (with a nut) to a piece of metal between the temperature and fuel gauges. This is the +7 volt supply for both gauges.

The gauges take this +7 volt supply, and then the wires that lead from each gauge go to their respective sensors, which are then connected (through variable resistors) to ground. You're trying to follow the wires from the gauges hoping to find the regulator, and it doesn't work that way. Find the wire connected to the ring terminal bolted to the metal between the gauges, and follow it - that will take you to the 7 volt regulator.




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