Instrument panel issues


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furnacedoc
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Instrument panel issues

Postby furnacedoc » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:13 pm



Hello everyone , we just got back from a 4695 mile trip to Colorado and surrounding states, on the way back I had to replace my battery and after a couple hundred miles my fuel gauge, overdrive indicator ,low fuel light quit working, I have checked my fuses and they all check good, could not determine which fuse it was, can anyone tell me what to check next and if you know which fuse powers them?



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Re: Instrument panel issues

Postby robb » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:33 pm

I would check wire harness for good connection at fuel tank. Could be bad ground wire at fuel pump.

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Re: Instrument panel issues

Postby wingpilot08 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:13 am

furnacedoc wrote:Hello everyone , we just got back from a 4695 mile trip to Colorado and surrounding states, on the way back I had to replace my battery and after a couple hundred miles my fuel gauge, overdrive indicator ,low fuel light quit working, I have checked my fuses and they all check good, could not determine which fuse it was, can anyone tell me what to check next and if you know which fuse powers them?


Check Relay #3 in the relay panel on the left side of the bike...rear of the fuses. if this relay becomes loose and doesn't make good contact..it will affect all that you indicated including saddlebag lights (is you have them)...remove the relay, clean, use contact cleaner and re-insert..hope this fixes your issue...
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Re: Instrument panel issues

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:37 pm

You should remove the relay panel and inspect the connection that the relay plugs into.
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Re: Instrument panel issues

Postby furnacedoc » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:29 pm

it appears like I have to remove the left saddlebag to get the cover for the relay panel off. it is against the bag now, I tried removing the 2 bolts that hold the fuse block and relay panel but they are to big to get out without removing the bag also . what am I doing wrong?

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Re: Instrument panel issues

Postby robb » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:22 pm

There is a screw on the right side that is hard to remove without pulling the bag out.

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Re: Instrument panel issues

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:38 pm

Pull the bag. It is not difficult.
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Re: Instrument panel issues

Postby dingdong » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:43 am

You don't have to completely remove it. Loosen it enough to remove cover. All of the relays in there are the same swap any of the others for #3 to test.
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Re: Instrument panel issues

Postby MikeB » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:55 am

You are correct, you do not have to remove the bag to remove the relay panel cover. However, to remove the relay panel to inspect the rear side of it for damaged connectors, you do need to remove the saddlebag attaching bolts and slide the saddle bag to the rear. It is so much easier to work on it.


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