2001 FI light flashing


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corcapt
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2001 FI light flashing

Postby corcapt » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:18 pm



I have a 2001 GL1800 with only 21K miles on it. Recently after changing a dead battery, the FI light began flashing with 2 long and 4 short flashes which I read to be a code 24 indicating the left O2 sensor is possibly bad. I also found a service bulletin #07 related to this on the 01-05 model years. Has anyone else had this experience and if so, how did you remedy it? Wondering if the things I read on the net are factual and worthy of consideration. My local honda service shop could not figure it out and said what they found was either a bad instrument cluster or ECM, both extremely expensive. Oh, the bike still runs exceptionally well in spite of the light flashing. Any advice is welcome. Thanks



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Steve F
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Re: 2001 FI light flashing

Postby Steve F » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:20 pm

From a cold start, start the bike and DON'T TOUCH THE THROTTLE and allow it to idle until the fans come on, shut off and restart it. This MAY reset the ECM.
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corcapt
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Re: 2001 FI light flashing

Postby corcapt » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:04 pm

Thanks but that did not work. The bike is running great, in fact its getting better mileage than ever even though the FI light is on. Any thoughts on resetting the FI light?

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Re: 2001 FI light flashing

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:39 pm

There must be a problem or the reset would have to turned it off.The only way to get it to stay off is to repair whatever is wrong with it.Get your hands on a manual and follow the diagnostic chart.It should show you where the problem is.I could scan the pages relating to your code,but my manual is for 06 -10 and I don't know if it would be the same.Wouldn't want to throw you off with the wrong wiring colours or something.
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Re: 2001 FI light flashing

Postby barski » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:08 pm

I have a 2003 GL1800 with the same problem. I have changed the MAP sensor, the throttle body, and the engine computer with no success. It seems to be related to temperature because when the temp is 65 or less it comes on. When it is higher than that it stays off. I was looking for the break out box P/N 07WMZ-MBGA000 but the want $1200.00 from the dealer. Ridiculous price since it is only four connectors, some wire, and a box with receptacles for plugging in a multimeter. But it seems the only way to find the source by checking the voltages while the bike is running.




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