on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se


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on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby Rob98801 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:09 pm



Today we were running great then I lost the neutral, OD, side stand and oil pressure lights as well as fuel and temp gauges. Bike running great. Hold up in motel waiting for the rain to stop. I have a meter just need to know the common fuse? I would rather not sit in the rain testing every fuse. :D
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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:31 pm

Rob98801 wrote:Today we were running great then I lost the neutral, OD, side stand and oil pressure lights as well as fuel and temp gauges. Bike running great. Hold up in motel waiting for the rain to stop. I have a meter just need to know the common fuse? I would rather not sit in the rain testing every fuse. :D
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Neutral indicator uses fuse 9. Oil, OD, reverse and side stand indicators use fuse 8 (which also runs your taillights). Fuel and temp gauges also run off fuse 8. Are you sure you lost your neutral indicator?

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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby Rob98801 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:04 pm

Neutral indicator uses fuse 9. Oil, OD, reverse and side stand indicators use fuse 8 (which also runs your taillights). Fuel and temp gauges also run off fuse 8. Are you sure you lost your neutral indicator?


My bad :oops:
You are correct the neutral light is working. Number 8 fuse test good with OHM meter and there is 12 volts at the fuse.

We did take several bad pot hole hits today, possible loosening a relay???? Number3???

I did test all the fuses with OHM meter...All Tested good.

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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:59 pm

Relay 3 would be a good guess. Are you puling a trailer? Any problems with the trailer connector lately? Maybe the connections to the #3 relay behind the panel. The #3 carries a love of current and poor connections will get hot. That can cause an intermittent connection. You may be able to jiggle the relay and see if the circuits come back live. If so, then the #3 relay connections are really suspect. Might even be a faulty relay itself. Try swapping the #3 with #5. I'm pretty sure they are the same.
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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby Rob98801 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:18 pm

Mike I feel the number relay operate when the key is cycled on and off, Is there a fuse for power feed to the number 3 circuit? if so where is it located? Try as hard as I can I can not get the cover off the relays. short of removing the side bags.. A real bear with the sidecar....

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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:25 pm

To get the relay cover off, the left side bag has to be loosened and moved out a bit. The bags are probably full as they would be when Pen (my wife) and I are on the road so you will just have to empty it. Take out the four screws and move the side bag a bit. It doesn't have to come off but it would be easier if it did.
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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:29 pm

The #3 relay armature is powered by the DC buss and the #8 fuse feeds the contacts to the Instruments and lights. The relay clicking means that the armature is working but doesn't necessarily mean that the moveable contacts are all delivering power to the normally open contacts.
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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:08 pm

Let us know what you find. I'm always curious about problem fixes.
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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby Rob98801 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:13 pm

found it.....Bad Relay...jury rig coming up.......Thanks to ALL...follow up as time allows... again Thanks..

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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:25 pm

Great. Happy to hear it Rob. Have a great trip.
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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby Rob98801 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:44 pm

I stole the headlight high beam relay for a temp fix. Don't drive at night anyway... As a back up whats the "position" relay for????

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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby MikeB » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:35 pm

Relay #7, Positioning Relay, is for the cornering lights.
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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby ankgrays » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:38 pm

WOW!...

Good idea about carrying the ohm meter :idea: ...i have a small one I put in the bags after I read this last night.
I don't tolerate voluntary stupidity very well, and it seems to be rampant now-a-days.

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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby Rob98801 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:24 pm

ankgrays wrote:WOW!...Good idea about carrying the ohm meter :idea: ...i have a small one I put in the bags after I read this last night.


force of habit. I taught electronics for years, I carry a cheap meter in each of the rigs, I take the battery out an put it and the meter in sealable sandwich bag.

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Re: on the road, blown fuse? 97 gl1500se

Postby ankgrays » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:37 pm

See there...another hint for the road...a sandwich bag, and removing the battery.

I have 3 or 4 laying around from my ham radio days...still licensed, but not very active. (Although I'm thinking of a way to mount

an HT to the Wing.)


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