GL-1500 Tail light 15A fuse keeps blowing out, no lights. no start


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mybike3
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GL-1500 Tail light 15A fuse keeps blowing out, no lights. no start

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Tail light 15A fuse keeps blowing out, replace with a new one, but will blow out a soon as I hit the start switch, no gauges, no head lights and no start, could there be a short or maybe one of those relays have gone bad? any help would be thankful.

Ed



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Re: GL-1500 Tail light 15A fuse keeps blowing out, no lights. no start

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mybike3 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Tail light 15A fuse keeps blowing out, replace with a new one, but will blow out a soon as I hit the start switch, no gauges, no head lights and no start, could there be a short or maybe one of those relays have gone bad? any help would be thankful.

Ed
Start button … or when you turn on the ignition switch? I know you said start switch, but you said "hit" too … like one does a button. Fuse 8 feeds Relay #3 which is tripped (closed) by the "ON" position of the ignition switch, then after tripped Relay #3 passes power from Fuse #8 onto the tail & marker & position lights & speedo/tach/LCD/fuel/temp illumination lights. Sounds like you have a short somewhere, as until that Relay #3 closes, there is no load on Fuse #8.

Just for a test, I would unplug Relay #3 and put a fresh fuse in Fuse #8 and try it … just to see if it starts?
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Re: GL-1500 Tail light 15A fuse keeps blowing out, no lights. no start

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And see if you can't find a 15 amp circuit breaker at the parts house, sure saves on fuses and is good at opening up quickly to prevent letting the smoke out of something.
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Re: GL-1500 Tail light 15A fuse keeps blowing out, no lights. no start

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Yep, as with anything electrical, there was a wiring short at the add on led light strip down by the foot brake pedal, checked the other connections, and isolated the possibilities of other shorts, and now it's ok, I did go to Autozone and bought the 20amp plug in circuit breaker and it helped to pinpoint the location of the electrical shortages without replacing 4 or 5 fuses, thank you for your help, God Bless.

Ed



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