Ambient Temperature Sensor


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Ambient Temperature Sensor

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Hello Everyone,
I have an 05 1800 with 19,000 mikes on it. The outside temperature isn’t registering on my display. I removed the right fairing pocket, found the sensor has been unplugged. Unplugged was good on MTV but I’d like to know to the temp.
So my question is: Where does that plug in to? It looks like three rows of spaghetti in there


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Sorry ... but what you wrote is not clear for me. What is a MTV ???

I'm assuming you have found one connector and need to find the other. Did you find the male or female end. If you are looking for the end from the sensor, it is usually beyond and forward of the other harnesses. If it helps you can see the temp sensor when looking rearward into the RF lower vent scoop in the cowl.
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I can see the sensor and followed the wire from it to its end Just don’t know where to plug it in to. MTV was me trying to be funny ie MTV unplugged
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It helps to know what year you are working on. If it's a 2005, the connector that you are looking for is on the far right side. If I recall, the connector sticks out of the harness that routes above the right upper duct and routes down the right outboard side of it. The connected sticks out of that harness about 2 inches.
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I just found the connector where I plug into. It’s up top. And no slack in it. I can’t click it in one handed. If I remove the meter panel will it create enough room to view what I’m doing and enable me to hold both ends to connect them ?
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Again, the year of your Wing could be very helpful ????

No ... removing the meter panel should not help. Assuming the shelter is off, sometime I use a 90 deg pick and a small pair of long needle noses.
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It’s an 05. The meter panel is not off. I thought if I removed it, then the right speaker, I could reach down with one hand and hold the short wire, and connect it to the longer wire off the sensor
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Removing the speaker won't help. Honda, in their infinite wisdom, made the speaker mount into a "bucket" that is not removable. This would have been especially handy when replacing the high beams.
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Frustrating!!! I can feel the one end of the wire just on top the duct up above. It has about one inch of play in it. The other end coming off the sensor I can see and has plenty of movement. If I could hold down the short end I’d be able to plug them in. But.... only one hand fits in the pocket to try. I bought 11 inch needle nose pliers. No go.
There has to be an easy way to create slack in the short wire or remove part of the bike to get to it. I am so close when I try to connect with one hand but not doable

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goldwingsteve wrote: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:20 pm Unplugged was good on MTV but I’d like to know to the temp.
Don't worry, I got it. Although, I haven't watched MTV since the 80's and probably never watched Unplugged, but I got it.
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Got it connected!!!! Had neighbor with smaller more contortionistic hands do it


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