2015 Accessory Fuse Issue


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stan0614
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2015 Accessory Fuse Issue

Post by stan0614 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:15 am



Model 2015 2nd Gen Goldwing
I have a cigarette lighter accessory in the left fairing pocket that I use to power my phone etc.

I plugged in a Air Pump to pump air into tires ( I believe it was my first time using the air pump ) and all power to the lighter acessory plug has stopped.
The pump works well in the car so that's not the issue. But can't charge the phone anymore etc.

I believe I have checked the fuses correctly. Even replaced one that may not have need replacing. Everything else on the bike seems ok - Radio/CB/NAV/Lights etc.

1) Which Fuse would control the Cigarette lighter adapter? I'll take another look at it.
2) Could I have fried a wire with a small portable air pump ? If so, what would be the best place to start looking?

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Re: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue

Post by themainviking » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:26 am

That plug only carries milliamps of power, or enough to charge your cell phone, as the wiring would not support more. It does not carry the amperage necessary to power devices such as your air pump. I do not know which fuse you may have taken out, but hopefully it was a fuse. The wires connecting that outlet to your bike are like hair, they are so fine, so I hope you did not burn the wires. If you have actually damaged the outlet, you can purchase a replacement from Honda, or CycleMax, or WingStuff, or probably many others. Check your owners manual for which fuse covers that outlet.

If you wish to run an air pump, you will need to install an auxillary outlet, probably in your trunk, but perhaps with a plug for a battery tender, inside the left of your bike, by the battery, fused to at least 15 amps.
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Re: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue

Post by cihilb » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:50 am

That line is fused by the accessory fuse in the fuse box. Good for charging a phone or connecting a GPS. It is a 5 amp. If that one is good there may also be an inline fuse. You will have to remove the fairing pocket on the left side and look for the inline fuse. It is probably buried behind the panel with the radio buttons.
Do not increase the fuse size. The wiring will not support any more current. For the air pump you will want to run it directly from the battery , or through a relay connected to the battery and controlled by the aux power. I did mine with the relay and ran it to the left passenger glove box (fused with a 15 amp).
By using the relay, the line is only powered when the key is on. To run the air pump you should have the bike running anyway to save the battery.
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Re: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue

Post by joeincalif » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:01 am

The ACC fuse is only 5 amps. Use a connection straight to the battery to power the air pump. Start the bike when you use the pump as not to run the battery down.
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Re: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue

Post by thrasherg » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:44 am

On my wing, the cigarette lighter plug was wired directly to the battery with its own inline fuse. The fuse was located behind the cigarette lighter plug, you have to remove the locking fairing pocket (open the cover using the key, then remove the 2 screws and 2 plastic rivets located at each corner, and lift out the plastic basin that holds your valuables. The fuse was visible underneath, I just followed the wire from the cigarette plug until,I came to the fuse).

I hope that helps

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Re: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue

Post by stan0614 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:49 pm

THANKS EVERYONE !!!!
Yeah bottom line - I was confused. The cigarette lighter I put on my wife's F6B did NOT have a fuse option at all. Just plug & play into aux power.

The one on my wing that broke was installed by the dealer when I bought it. After looking at your responses I removed the fairing pocket and there was an in-line fuse.
It was three amps. The 3 amp in the pocket blew first before the 5AMP near the battery.
Replaced the glass 3 amp fuse and all is well.

And will see about making a battery connection to the air pump.

Thanks again.

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Re: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue

Post by thrasherg » Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:22 pm

Glad to hear it was a simple fix.

Gary



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