Troubleshooting an electrical short


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smiling_big2000
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Troubleshooting an electrical short

Post by smiling_big2000 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:16 pm



Happy New Year's everyone...
I'm having electrical issues on my 2001 Goldwing. When I turn on a turn signal (both work) until i apply front brake, then both turn signals light up and sometimes blink dim. I've also noticed recently that both turn indicators in my dash stay lit now instead of only lighting up when i turn one on. Any electrical gurus out there able to guide me in the right direction to fixing my issue?
Thanks,
Don Z.
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Re: Troubleshooting an electrical short

Post by baumedagn » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:57 pm

Have you recently added any accessories? Either way, it sounds like a ground issue.

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Re: Troubleshooting an electrical short

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:21 pm

Under the rear of the seat, a grey 14 pin connector, check the green wire in it for burning. It's not a short, just a bad connection.

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Re: Troubleshooting an electrical short

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:13 pm

I agree ... check the 14pin grey connector under the seat. Connections in the connector will go bad and start to melt the connector.



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