No gauge lights


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poppadre
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No gauge lights

Post by poppadre » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:53 pm



Last season the lights on my speedo and tach stopped working. Took the gauges apart to change the bulbs and saw they were all working fine. I took apart the connection behind the weight and tested the green wire to the brown/white and got no voltage reading. If I take the reading from green and the brown/green i get 12v. So I am assuming the brown/white is open somewhere. Where can I trace it back to. Right now its pretty hidden under most of the bike. Does this wire go to a fuse? or any easy spots that i can check before i start taking things apart?



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brianinpa
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Re: No gauge lights

Post by brianinpa » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:14 pm

Is the tail light working? If I remember correctly, the tail light and the dash lights work off of the same fuse.
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Hoosier Jack
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Re: No gauge lights

Post by Hoosier Jack » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:12 pm

Does sound like a fuse. I would change them even if they look good. KISS first. (Isn't it fun taking out the cluster?) Should have changed the bulbs to LEDs while you were in there.




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Re: No gauge lights

Post by poppadre » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:08 pm

No running tail light. Sounds like we found it! Now which fuse?
@hoosier jack I like those led! Not to distracting? Is it a straight swap for the bulbs? Do you have the model number / link? Thanks

EDIT: It was just the fuse! fixed! The original fuse was still bridged, must have been lose on the ends.

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Re: No gauge lights

Post by Hoosier Jack » Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:54 pm

Yea. I got the bulbs from Superbriteleds.com I'll look up the bulb numbers.

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Re: No gauge lights

Post by brianinpa » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:04 pm

poppadre wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:08 pm
EDIT: It was just the fuse! fixed! The original fuse was still bridged, must have been lose on the ends.
Thats why i never trust the looks of a fuse. I always use a meter to make sure.
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Re: No gauge lights

Post by Hoosier Jack » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:56 am

Hoosier Jack wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:54 pm
Yea. I got the bulbs from Superbrightleds.com I'll look up the bulb numbers.
Superbrightleds.com
BA9S-BHP5: BA9s LED bulb-5 SMD Tower Blue

I did not change the middle bulbs since they do another job. Worked out fine.



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