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Ol' Man
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No power

Postby Ol' Man » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:53 am



After following this procedure (up to step 16) http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=31083 , I turn on ignition and got no dash lights. Measured battery voltage and indicated 5 volts, plugged in battery tender, ran for 2 days, checked voltage and indicated 1 volt. Hooked up a jump starter and still no lights. Someone bail me out, please.


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Re: No power

Postby maintainer » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:46 am

Go to the simple basics of most electrical problems:

First things first, check voltage directly at battery terminals and see if it is dead.

Check all connections and fuses visually for melted ot burned items.

Make sure all lugs and connections in battery/run/start circuit are clean (corrosion free) and tight.

If these all check out find any possible popped inline fuse associated with these functions.
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Re: No power

Postby Ol' Man » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:50 am

maintainer wrote:Go to the simple basics of most electrical problems:

Check all connections and fuses visually for melted ot burned items.

Make sure all lugs and connections in battery/run/start circuit are clean (corrosion free) and tight.

If these all check out find any possible popped inline fuse associated with these functions.

Thanks for your reply. I will do as you suggest. I'm just puzzled as to the cause since no electrical connections, etc, were manipulated during the coolant change procedure.
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Re: No power

Postby Ol' Man » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:56 pm

Ol' Man wrote:
maintainer wrote:Go to the simple basics of most electrical problems:

Check all connections and fuses visually for melted ot burned items.

Make sure all lugs and connections in battery/run/start circuit are clean (corrosion free) and tight.

If these all check out find any possible popped inline fuse associated with these functions.

Thanks for your reply. I will do as you suggest. I'm just puzzled as to the cause since no electrical connections, etc, were manipulated during the coolant change procedure.

As it turned out, the battery was dead. After an all nighter on the 2 amp charger she's back to life. I just can't figure what kilt her in the first place.


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