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Djack519
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No power

Postby Djack519 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:23 am



The other day my starter on my 88 gl1500
stuck turning and I disconnected battery the relay "a" was bad( it actually came apart) I replaced relay but now when turn key on nothing happens it's completely dead .
battery is charged
got power to battery side of relay a
and power to big fuse below relay a
no power to fuse on relay a



Djack519
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Re: No power

Postby Djack519 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:37 pm

Any help on what to check would be greatly appreciated I'm stumped and can't afford to take to a shop at the moment

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Re: No power

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:21 am

Djack519 wrote:The other day my starter on my 88 gl1500
stuck turning and I disconnected battery the relay "a" was bad( it actually came apart) I replaced relay but now when turn key on nothing happens it's completely dead .
battery is charged
got power to battery side of relay a
and power to big fuse below relay a
no power to fuse on relay a


This doesn't make a whole lot of sense. As you can see, the power comes from the battery, through the black wire, into starter relay A. From there, internally, it is connected to main fuse A, the 30 amp fuse. So both the starter relay input terminal and both sides of the 30 amp fuse A should be showing +12 volts at all time.

Relay and Fuse A
Relay and Fuse A


The big fuse below Relay A is the main fuse, the 55 amp fuse shown on the right.

Can you double check that you have no power on either of the fuse terminals of the 30 amp main fuse A?

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Re: No power

Postby Djack519 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:27 pm

Ok I got the power issue fixed aperently the relay I ordered was wired backwards the m was on wrong side and I just turned it around bout now when I hit starter button the relay b just clicks would that be need new relay or need new starter

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Re: No power

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:11 pm

Djack519 wrote:Ok I got the power issue fixed aperently the relay I ordered was wired backwards the m was on wrong side and I just turned it around bout now when I hit starter button the relay b just clicks would that be need new relay or need new starter


Check the input on the starter - see if you are getting +12 volts at the input of the starter when relay B clicks.

If you are getting 12 volts at the starter and it's still not going, then you need to look at the starter. If you're not, then you've still got an issue, likely with relay B.

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Re: No power

Postby Djack519 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:49 pm

Ty for your help turns out the aftermarket relay a I bought was wired backwards got that fixed and now relay b just clicks so I got one ordered when I jump relay b with screwdriver it starts right up

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Re: No power

Postby Djack519 » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:51 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Djack519 wrote:The other day my starter on my 88 gl1500
stuck turning and I disconnected battery the relay "a" was bad( it actually came apart) I replaced relay but now when turn key on nothing happens it's completely dead .
battery is charged
got power to battery side of relay a
and power to big fuse below relay a
no power to fuse on relay a


This doesn't make a whole lot of sense. As you can see, the power comes from the battery, through the black wire, into starter relay A. From there, internally, it is connected to main fuse A, the 30 amp fuse. So both the starter relay input terminal and both sides of the 30 amp fuse A should be showing +12 volts at all time.

Relay A.GIF


The big fuse below Relay A is the main fuse, the 55 amp fuse shown on the right.

Can you double check that you have no power on either of the fuse terminals of the 30 amp main fuse A?



The relay a was wired backwards I got power now thank you




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