numerous turning on/off ignition key, Total darkness


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numerous turning on/off ignition key, Total darkness

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2000 GL1500SE … numerous turning on/off ignition key, Total darkness
Yesterday, after my last ride, I got home and shut it down. This morning, I wanted to ride, so I put the key in and turned it and there was nothing, no head light, dash lights no neutral light. However, I could hear the tape-deck eject the cassette. Battery fully charged (12.65v). Clean/buffed all battery contacts including solenoid connectors. Checked/replaced the 30AMP fuse next to the battery. Dog-bone fuse good also. Tested all relays (except the one on top of gas-tank under seat) with a spare new one I had bought from GoldWingDocs and turned the key on every time I swapped a relay to no avail.
What's next should I look for?


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Take voltage measurements. Check both power and ground distribution. Since it's everything, or close to it, the problem will be close to the battery positive or frame grounds.
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With the forks turned put the ignition switch into the park position and see if the tail light comes on
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Problem solved, it was a small connector oxydized in the 4 pin-connector of the 30amp fuse next to the battery,
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Great. Glad it was an easy fix. Thanks for posting the update and the fix. Seems like few people do that anymore.
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Congrats! Now enjoy the riding season.

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Rambozo wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 1:12 am Great. Glad it was an easy fix. Thanks for posting the update and the fix. Seems like few people do that anymore.
+1on that! We love to be of help but it is so much easier to know for sure what the repair was for ourselves and the next guy or girl that needs the info can fix theirs a lot easier and faster.


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