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All at once the temperature needle, fuel needle and overdrive light stopped working. The bike runs perfect as usual. Has anyone else had this issue? Where might I look for the problem? Appreciate any help.


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go1dwing wrote: Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:04 pm All at once the temperature needle, fuel needle and overdrive light stopped working. The bike runs perfect as usual. Has anyone else had this issue? Where might I look for the problem? Appreciate any help.
Does the speedo and tach still work? Is your tail lights working? If not, check the tail light fuse.
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Dead on! I replaced fuse and it's been working perfect. You know, that was the first place I looked but did not see an open/burnt fuse. After reading your suggestion I thought I'd better look again. Still looked good. So I tested all fuses with ohm meter and the tail light fuse proved open. I was baffled. I put on some strong reading glasses and there was a hair line gap. Just a stupid fuse! Anyway, all is well. Thanks for the tip.
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go1dwing wrote: Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:38 am Dead on! I replaced fuse and it's been working perfect. You know, that was the first place I looked but did not see an open/burnt fuse. After reading your suggestion I thought I'd better look again. Still looked good. So I tested all fuses with ohm meter and the tail light fuse proved open. I was baffled. I put on some strong reading glasses and there was a hair line gap. Just a stupid fuse! Anyway, all is well. Thanks for the tip.
You’re welcome, glad it was something simple. Love the easy fixes!
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You can always test fuses when they are in the circuit by putting the probes of a voltmeter across the exposed terminals on the back end of the fuse while it is plugged in. If you see voltage across the fuse terminals, the fuse is blown.

Even easier, you could replace your fuses with fuses that have built in indicators: if a fuse blows, it lights up to show you that it's blown:

https://www.amazon.com/Assortment-Autom ... 8?dchild=1
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Good info, thanks for the tip.


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