Electrical problems


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Carthe1
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Electrical problems

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where do I find the 7 volt regulator for my gas and thermotech



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Re: Electrical problems

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Carthe1 wrote:where do I find the 7 volt regulator for my gas and thermotech
Right here: 7 Volt Regulator

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Hmmmm....Right here.?...Isn't it mounted to the back of the insturment cluster???? :D

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So I have to take off the windshield a headlight and all that to get to it is that right

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Post by virgilmobile »

Reading this on my phone,I have limited information of what year your bike is.
On most wings,just the instrument gauges are removed.The regulator is mounted to its back.
Tell us your year,model and we can tell you how to get to it.

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It's a 1984 GL 1200 Goldwing

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OK. As far as I can determine the 84 GL1200 does not use a 7 volt regulator feeding the temp and fuel gauges.They both are fed fused 12 volts from fuse #3.

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I replaced all the fuses in fuse box that I can find with new ones I don't know what to do next it's driving me cra

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I'm sure that between you and all of us we can help.
Do both the fuel and temp gauges not work at all.?
Are there any other problems.?Lights out?
I kinda know my way around the electrical on this bike.Had one,fixed the electric on it.
Does it have mechanical gauges or is it a full digital display?

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Fuel gauge temperature gauge tach and green neutral light but the high beam works that both turn signals work high high beam low beam emergency flashers and it is mechanical gauges not digital Clockworks radio works it starts up and runs good just no gauges like I said I changed every fuse that I can find in that bike and a big thank you for trying to help me

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If I assume that the tachometer, OD lamp,oil pressure lamp all work,your problems are at one of two connectors. The single most likely one is in the bottom of the faring. located below the left pocket on the inside. It has all the wires that feed your affected parts.You may first remove enough of the covers to be able to reach it... Turn on the key (bike in neutral) and push,pull,twist and wiggle this plug and wires.Watch to see if the neutral lamp goes on or the gauges start to move...Especially the fuel gauge. It may take a few seconds to see results. That interconnect plug is prone to corrosion in its contacts.

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I will try to look at that in the next day or two hopefully that fixes it I appreciate your help and I'll let you know if it works or not thank you

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Finally got to check the bike apart and it was the connection just like you thought and was kind of a b**** to get to but I got them appreciate all your help thank you very much :-)

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Great.Persistance paid off.Good jub.



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