My PGM-FI Malfunction light


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My PGM-FI Malfunction light

Post by Captron » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:48 am



2010 Honda Goldwing (1800) 52,000 miles in excellent condition....

This was the second time my Dash light came on....I brought it in to service, and all they did was to clear the codes.. Well approx two weeks later light came on again, brought it back and the Mech's claimed it was a "SPEED SENSOR " GONE BAD....And in order to replace that sensor, the top half of the bike has to be removed...(I then thought that if they have to go in this deep ,I should have my air filter replace also....Does the speed sensor sound correct???

Thank you,

Ronnie



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Re: My PGM-FI Malfunction light

Post by Rambozo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:50 am

Did you note what code sequence was blinking?

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Re: My PGM-FI Malfunction light

Post by Captron » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:53 am

I had no blinking light.. just a steady PMG-FI light .....

Ronnie

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Re: My PGM-FI Malfunction light

Post by Rambozo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:20 pm

When the light comes on, you can get the code by putting the side stand down, in neutral, with the engine idling. Long flashes are the tens place and short flashes are the ones place. The speed sensor is code 11 (one long flash and one short flash).

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Re: My PGM-FI Malfunction light

Post by Captron » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:38 am

Unfortunately I have a trike (sorry I didn't mention that)...is there any other way?

I did notice that the mech had to take the seat off too check codes (I had too wait outside / was not allowed to enter work area) so I assuming that he was using some kind of instrument (tool) to check the code..He said "speed sensor" was the reason my light would come on.

I can add the both times that this light came on, I had a hard time starting the bike , instead of an instant start, once I hit the button , the engine kinda sounded like it didn't want to start BUT once it started the light did appear ...Don't know if this helps? :?: :?:

Ronnie

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Re: My PGM-FI Malfunction light

Post by AZgl1800 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:36 pm

if the kick stand has been removed, you need to be able to activate the OEM Sidestand switch to make the ECU/ECM think that it is down.

once that is done, and the engine is left idling, the ECU will output the flash codes repeatedly until you do something to make it stop.

I would install a switch somewhere on the bike, and run the leads to it, down to the OEM sidestand switch wires.
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Re: My PGM-FI Malfunction light

Post by Captron » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:39 am

MMMMMMMM good idea about making a switch.............You know this switch could also be a good safety (so nobody could steal the bike) make the bike "think" it has the Kickstand down, so it can not start till that switch has been shut off..............Thank you for the good idea :D :D :D

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Re: My PGM-FI Malfunction light

Post by Rambozo » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:17 am

Captron wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:38 am
Unfortunately I have a trike

Well there's your problem. ;)

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Re: My PGM-FI Malfunction light

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:35 am

Captron wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:39 am
MMMMMMMM good idea about making a switch.............You know this switch could also be a good safety (so nobody could steal the bike) make the bike "think" it has the Kickstand down, so it can not start till that switch has been shut off..............Thank you for the good idea :D :D :D

Ronnie

That is an excellent idea. I put the front fork in LOCK if I am worried, but if they figured out how to turn the ignition on, that defeats your purpose.


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