Blown fuses

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Blown fuses

Postby okstay » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:07 am

I need some help. I have a '98 1500 wing that is blowing fuses. It is the fourth fuse from the bottom. The one for the rear running lights and dash lights with the fuel and temp gauges. I have recently burned the relay for this circuit also. There is nothing modified on this bike, and has fog lights which are on the same circuit. It is an Aspencade so the fog lights are added, not stock. I checked as much of the wiring as I could. I removed the seat and checked the wiring around the saddlebags and found nothing. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Blown fuses

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:21 am

My first observation is the add on of the fog lamps to this circuit.I suspect that there the cause.The 15 amp fuse is proper for OEM load,add on a couple of halogen lamps and the load increases blowing the fuse.
Do not oversize the fuse...instead provide the lamps with its own separate circuit.
I suggest a relay operated by that circuit and the lamps provided with a 15 amp fused line from the battery.

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Re: Blown fuses

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:49 am

You might consider adding a power plate like a lot of us with 1500's have done.
WingAdmin has a review of it here
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Re: Blown fuses

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:46 am

You might first determine it is the fog lamps, before going any further. Remove those 2 lamps, and see if your issue goes away. If not, look elsewhere. You could isolate and disconnect individual circuits associated with that main circuit, until you find the one that is causing the problem. Then trace that circuit. But to be rewiring the bike before you know the exact cause of the issue is kinda silly.

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