removal of regulator

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removal of regulator

Post by jones » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:19 pm

Since the hot cold guages are reading wrong-it must be the 7 volt regulator-if it is behind the guages how do you remove them- (guages) if not there where else would the regulator be-1982 aspencade GL 1100--Thanks

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Re: removal of regulator

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:28 pm

If both the temperature AND the fuel gauges are reading wrong, then it's time for a new 7 volt regulator.

It is behind the gauges, but you don't have to remove them in order to replace the regulator. When I did mine, I did it in place. I had to remove the glareshield (a couple screws), and then all the screws on the back of the center gauge cluster (the middle part between the tach and speedo, that holds the gauges, turn signals and warning lights). Once all the screws are removed, the back of it comes off. On the back of it, near the bottom, the 7 volt regulator is fastened in place with two screws. It's a bit finicky, but I unscrewed it with a "stubby" screwdriver, disconnected and removed it. One of the wires is fastened to the gauge power input with a lug and bolt, so you'll have to unscrew that one as well.

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