ONE FIX FOR NON WORKING DIGITAL DISPLAY 85


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ONE FIX FOR NON WORKING DIGITAL DISPLAY 85

Postby rosey1 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:43 pm



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Re: 85 LTD PROBLEMS... HELP?

Postby rosey1 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:05 am
Okay folks here it is ... the answer to my stupidity and lack of common sense... I finally found the electrical problem with my 85 LTD... It seems that when you fry the radio in this bike the instrument cluster won't work and I had to find this out after going over several electrical schematics, which took a long time by the way, and hours of head scratchin to figure it out... It all started with the installation of a Poorboy kit that said in the instructions that any switched wire could be used for an exciter for the alternator you'll install. Don't believe it for a second... I haphazardly used a white wire that went into the trip computer as it was 12v and thought everything would be fine. I fired the bike up and checked the voltage at the battery which was about 14.3 at an idle and thought alright I got it without having to pull another motor but then a cloud of smoke puffed out from where the radio was quickly dying from a voltage feedback. I quickly shut the machine off and ripped the stereo from its hole but the damage had been done. Afterward I noticed that the digital display in my dash wasn't working and I thought that the feedback or short had took it out also... you can imagine the words working their way to my lips at this point. Anyway I slowly through time and the administration of money and study bought a new radio, dash and then finally a cruise control computer as it controls all the dashes power. Anyway I didn't put the radio in til today because the cost of doing so was prohibitive but I was finally at my wits end because none of the other parts that I had installed had made a difference. Also the service supplement didn't have a complete idiot proof solution either so at the last moment I decided to install the radio to see if it was on the same circuit as the digital display... I slowly switched ignition to the accessory position and voila the dash was working again. Now all I've got to do is get the new tags and I'm gone. I would like to thank the administrator for all his/her help and others that tried also.



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Re: ONE FIX FOR NON WORKING DIGITAL DISPLAY 85

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:52 pm

Glad to hear you finally got this working!


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