Question About Fuse Panel


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Question About Fuse Panel

Postby speedy1 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:06 pm



The attached picture is a fuse panel on the right side of my bike. My question is..... has this been added or is it OEM. Bought the bike used and it didn't have a manual, nor did the guy tell me anything about this and being new to a goldwing I didn't know.

A little history on bike. It has a set of air horns, small set of add on driving lights, one switch of left grip area and ring of fire on wheels. None of these items work on the bike, but will work if you take them off. Oh by the way, the horn is LOUD. Any information is appreciated.
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Re: Question About Fuse Panel

Postby MikeB » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:51 pm

It is an aftermarket fuse panel, no doubt added by the previous owner.

It is a very sloppy job of wiring too. It appears that the relay on the left that is attached to the stud on the fuse panel is what is supposedly controlling the power to the panel. Where the relay is mounted is NOT where it should be attached. The stud is the input power stud for that after market fuse panel. If I were you, I would take it all apart and start over again. Tie wrap the relay to a frame member or wire bundle somewhere. Do not attach it to the input power stud.
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Re: Question About Fuse Panel

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:14 pm

definitely aftermarket and I have to agree that it's a bit of a mess. I had similar issue when I bought my 1500 and ended up re-doing a lot of wiring and removing stuff too.

I used a panel from Electrical Connection that works great.

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/129/23042
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Re: Question About Fuse Panel

Postby speedy1 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:30 pm

Thanks for the replies. Just trying to sort things out as I go. The fuse panel appears not to have any power to it. No power to any of the tabs where the wires plug in. I know nothing about relays, so I guess I will start learning. Thanks again

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Re: Question About Fuse Panel

Postby MikeB » Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:40 pm

The relay may supply power to the fuse panel when the ignition is turned on. That is usually the reason for the relay.
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Re: Question About Fuse Panel

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:56 am

MikeB wrote:The relay may supply power to the fuse panel when the ignition is turned on. That is usually the reason for the relay.


It's hard to tell, but from looking at the wiring there, that's my guess as well.

I found a similar mess on my GL1100 when I bought it. I just gave up trying to make it work, ripped it all out and started over. It's really the only good way to make sure you know there's quality wiring in your bike.

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Re: Question About Fuse Panel

Postby speedy1 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:44 am

Good early morning from Alabama. Thanks for all the help on the fuse panel. I was able to determine that the relay to the left of the panel was indeed the one powering the panel(not bolted to panel now). Replaced it and things begin to work...kinda. The switch above the left grip was for the add-on driving lights and did work for a while, now I think that relay is bad. Lights on the front wheel worked until I drove the bike and they blew a fuse....twice. Took those apart to find bare wiring, which was touching the metal as I rode(re-wired).. A little LCD read out that I didn't know what was turned out to be a volt meter and is now working.... Progress is being made. The ring of fire lights stay on all the time, so I may move them to the switch for the driving lights. So thanks again..




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