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landisr
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What Is This?

Post by landisr » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:51 pm



Hi. I am trying to untangle the wiring mess on my new 76 LTD and accidentally cut the wire to this sensor or switch. Can someone tell me what it is, and where I need to reconnect the black wire? I can't seem to identify it by either pictures or the wiring diagram in the Honda Shop manual.

Many thanks in advance.

Ron in AZ
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Re: What Is This?

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:45 am

Looks like someone has added an oil temperature sensor.

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Re: What Is This?

Post by landisr » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:00 am

That is a possibility. There is a temp gage on the fairing 'dash', but I assumed it was for coolant. The gage displays a temp range of 0-300 F. Any idea what normally goes in that spot (on the motor 😀)?

Ron
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Re: What Is This?

Post by Jim Garrett » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:04 pm

My 79 just has a plug there.

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Re: What Is This?

Post by landisr » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Google is my friend again. Checking multiple images, it does indeed appear that there was just a plug there, and that DaveO430's estimation is most likely correct as well. I have removed the wire and will shop for a plug once more pressing tasks are completed.

Thanks, All. Enjoy the riding season while it's here.

Ron


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