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Glenn20
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blowing fuse

Postby Glenn20 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:40 pm



Recently my 2001 wing has been blowing the 15 amp fuse to the tach, speedometer, fuel gauge, self cancelling turn signals, the clock works. This was happening at 95 mph. After putting in a 20 amp fuse, it blew at 55 mph. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have had the bike about 6 years and put on about 30,000 miles and this is the first issue I have had.



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robb
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Re: blowing fuse

Postby robb » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:19 pm

I would start with checking signal lights for moisture around bulb sockets.

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Re: blowing fuse

Postby Glenn20 » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:18 pm

Do you think that moisture around the light bulb would cause the tach, speedometer and gas gauge to blow while the turn signals and brake lights still work?

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Re: blowing fuse

Postby robb » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:02 pm

Glenn20 wrote:Recently my 2001 wing has been blowing the 15 amp fuse to the tach, speedometer, fuel gauge, self cancelling turn signals, the clock works.


I read turn signal fuse blew. If signals work it could be in the running lights, common point for all.

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Re: blowing fuse

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:30 pm

This one is going to be tough to find, because it only happens intermittently at speed. All of the things you mention are powered (turned on) by the tail relay, and powered through fuse 5, the 15 amp Tail fuse. The wrong way to fix this is to put a larger fuse in, because it simply means when the short happens, it may instead melt your wiring harness instead of blowing the fuse.

I would start by disconnecting connectors farthest from the fuse (starting at the combination meter that houses the instruments) and try to replicate it. If it still happens, try a connector closer in the circuit to the fuse. Eventually you will get it to stop happening, which tells you that the short is occurring in between those two connectors.




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