Fans running on key position


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rmet
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Fans running on key position

Postby rmet » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:57 pm



1992 Goldwing 1500SE/trike
Ok , now I've done the mod to the cornering lights ( changed to led's and cut the green wire from the relays) The light's stay on all the time the key is on just like they are supposed to. BUT the fans also come on all the time now too - this can't be right , the fans running that much will soon burn them out and they are no fun to change = $$.



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Re: Fans running on key position

Postby Kiwi2 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:18 pm

rmet wrote:1992 Goldwing 1500SE/trike
Ok , now I've done the mod to the cornering lights ( changed to led's and cut the green wire from the relays) The light's stay on all the time the key is on just like they are supposed to. BUT the fans also come on all the time now too - this can't be right , the fans running that much will soon burn them out and they are no fun to change = $$.


Ok looking at the service manual pg 5-11. I bet you have a short and/or cut the wrong wire. Check the fan connector to see if it is plugged in and not just sitting there and see WHAT wire you cut. The wiring on a Wing is a plumbers nightmare ...... wires everywhere.

That's all I can suggest at the moment unless someone else has a better idea.

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Re: Fans running on key position

Postby robb » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:04 pm

It takes a direct ground to make fans run, check black wire from fans to Tstat.

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Re: Fans running on key position

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:02 pm

There's only two things that can cause the fans to run all the time:

1. Thermostat switch failed closed (grounded wire)
2. Wire leading from fans to the thermostat switch is pinched and shorted against the frame somewhere, grounding it

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Re: Fans running on key position

Postby rmet » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:50 am

My thanks to , kiwi2 - robb - wingadmin . All three of you were correct - I must have been in too much of a hurry when I put things back together. The wire at the left fan connector was pinched open - repaired and reposition took care of everything.
Seems like I am always comeing back here to get things straight - Thanks to all who have helped keep me straight on this thing.

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Re: Fans running on key position

Postby robb » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:40 pm

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted. You now have enough experience to tell another what to and what not to do.

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Re: Fans running on key position

Postby Kiwi2 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:08 am

robb wrote:Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted. You now have enough experience to tell another what to and what not to do.


And you don't learn unless you make mistakes.




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