5 amp fuse keeps poppin


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5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby baidr08 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:55 pm



first time wing owner, 83 gl1100i. actually,my first bike ever, having problem with 5 amp fuse for fuel an temp gauge. the fuse pops when i turn key on also have no turn signals. could it be bad ground or possibly bad 7 volt reg, how can I tell, thanks in advance . plus bike will start an run no problem. Hope to get ridin before losin ggod weather



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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby keithg64 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:44 pm

I had this problem once in a while when i had my 1100, never found the problem, but i did change to a 10 amp fuse. :?:
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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby tedmass » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:46 pm

If fuse blows and its the correct fuse.Than you have a short to ground . I would disconnect the fuel guage wire at the fuel tank sending unit(under seat) this will take the gauge out of the picture. Try a fuse if it dosent blow its in that circuit.. if it does blow disconnect the temp sensor try again .dosent blow . time to look for shorts or a bad sensor or ( wire pinched) burnt wire ect. you need a wireing diogram to chase most wires.you can download the manuals try googleing goldwing service and repair manual. The signals could be a fuse , but mostly bad relay .(in false tank cover left side (round) if it is a relay get an electronic relay , work best an if you want led signal lights its a must .Hope this help good luck
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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby baidr08 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:29 am

thanx fir the info , will check all things suggested after i replace 7volt regulator, still hope to ride this year

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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:34 pm

Keep in mind that the regulator is only capable of providing a limited amount of current (enough to drive the fuel and temp gauges). If the short is AFTER the 7 volt regulator, replacing it will not solve the problem, and will likely blow the new regulator.

Disconnect the regulator and see if the fuse still blows. Then you'll know at least where to start looking for your short.

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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby baidr08 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:40 pm

the fuel an temp gauges were not working therefore I was replacing 7 volt reg. also the fuse did not pop after disconnecting the reg. so is it possible there is a bad ground or just a dead short after the regulator? sorry for all the questions ,this is my first street bike. hope to get it runnin soon, I can,t wait to ride!

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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:43 pm

If there is a dead short after the regulator, the regulator will burn up and fail, as it will be called upon to regulate more current than it is capable of.

Try putting a nine-volt battery for testing, with the positive terminal connected to the bus that drives the fuel and temp gauges, and the negative terminal connected to ground. See if the gauges come to life. If so, then that circuitry should be OK, and the problem is most likely the 7 volt regulator is shorted internally.

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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby baidr08 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:21 am

replaced 7 volt regulator gauges work fine , no fuse poppin, now to get the turn signals to work .Thanks for all the info it,s been a great help.

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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby redghost » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:34 pm

If you decide to increase the factory fused terminal, you need to know what you're doing, or someone that's got a top notch reputation that's got HIGH DOLLAR INSURANCE to cover design changes they inflicted to your bike. Then document in details, what was done. Or not!!! THEN, be so lucky like me! Have melted wires (dead short), melted fuse box in two places, and another single added fuse terminal melting. A wonder bike hasn't caught fire. LITTLE WIRES can't take the heat (amps). Fortunately, I do electrical. It's very expensive to pay for this kind of GO BEHIND SOMEBODY ELSE.
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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby coachrcooke » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:11 pm

I had a similar problem with the 5 amp fuse popping. When I went to the next size fuse it stopped popping. Also, check to see if any add-on lights were disconnected and the wire connectors are still active. I found that when I disconnected a set of wires for back lights, and didn't cover the ends of the wires with appropriate tape, they kept knocking either against each other or on the frame and it kept popping my fuses. Once traced and fixed, no problems.

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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby redghost » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:33 pm

These two wires were inside heatshrink and melted to the black wire too. These go thru starter switch and front break Microsoft. Were single stranded wires that had more amperage going through than the smaller wires can handle. Wire size, load, length of run, watts, amperage, are calculated at surge and should never exceed 300%. If it goes for long the fuse should blow, wires shouldn't ever get hot. Sometimes instead of taking out just wires it gets windings too. Anyway, goodluck when making those changes.

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Re: 5 amp fuse keeps poppin

Postby baidr08 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:31 am

thanks for all the info,I replaced 7 volt reg an things are good no fuse poppin anymore,turn signal was just a bad connection at the relay .




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