Voltage Meter inop GL1500A

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Voltage Meter inop GL1500A

Postby slingshotm » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:55 pm

I am troubleshooting this on my wife's bike from across the ocean. She recently purchased a 1993 GL1500A. Everything good so far. But it has a ring of fire on it and the other day she turned it on and it worked for a little while but then went off and so did the Volt meter. Being I am not around the bike can someone tell me where the fuse panel is located so I can have her check the fuses. I figure something shorted out and they have it hooked to the same fuse. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Voltage Meter inop GL1500A

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:37 pm

It is located under the left side cover. The picture below shows the right one:


Start by pulling the bottom front post free from its grommet. Next pull the bottom rear post free. Pull the bottom slightly toward you - but not too far, or you risk snapping off the remaining post! Pull the cover free from the metal post at the top front, then gently work the top rear post free of its grommet, and pull the side cover away.

The purposes of each fuse are printed on the fuse box cover.

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Re: Voltage Meter inop GL1500A

Postby slingshotm » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:10 am

Thanks Admin. She is pretty good at figuring things out once she know were to go. Just want to make sure it is charging before she heads out for more riding.

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Re: Voltage Meter inop GL1500A

Postby Andy Cote » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:03 pm

You said she switched on the RoF lights and shortly after the lights and voltmeter went out. Sounds like there may be another fuse someone that was added by an earlier owner and that fuse feeds both items. Also sounds like the RoF has an erratic short in it. Look for any extra fuse holders connected to the battery or the accessory terminal on top of the original fuse panel shown above. And don't forget to fix or disconnect the shorted lights.
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Re: Voltage Meter inop GL1500A

Postby T=Trouble » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:55 pm

Thanks for all the help. It took a hour (most of the time spent getting the cover off and back on - it is a very tight fit due to the bracket for the passenger's pegs and the custom seat), but I got it off and back on. More importantly - I was able to figure out which fuse was the culprit and replaced it. So far so good - both the battery volt meter and the ring of fire have been operating without blowing another fuse. Sure hope I don't have to take that cover off again anytime soon as that was a pain!


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