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psychomatt
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Electrics-blinkers

Post by psychomatt » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:37 pm

Hey guys

Whilst chopping the fender, mounting a new tail light etc i have experienced some problems. Now while i cut the fender and soldered the old wire to the new tail light wire i did not cut and or touch any other wires.

At different stages of the build i tested the lights to see if they worked which they did. Now for some rreason the blinkers would not work but the front head light did.

I rode around but decided it was to dangerous with no blinkers or taill light so i searched high and low tracing all wires but all was fine.

I finally found this thing called a fuse box. In it on the box lid was a spare pink (what i think is a fuse) then there was a head fuse, indi fuse, main fuse and so on. So i swapped the old indi fuse being (indicator) for the spare and the blinkers worked for about 2 seconds then went out again.

But

now the headlight would not work. so im guessing im blowing fuses? what do you think?


could it be the new tail light? or just dodgy fuses?


all help is much appreciated!

Happosai
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Post by Happosai » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:40 pm

Matt

Fuses are to protect the wires/components from to much current.

Sounds like you have a short somewhere in your indicator cirtuit allowing excessive current draw and thus blown fuses.

look for wire that has the insulator bared and the wire contacting the frame, and recheck how you wired the tail light.

Make sure you havent crushed any wires anywhere and look for melted insulation.

Hap
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psychomatt
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Post by psychomatt » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:32 pm

will do cheers mate

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Post by psychomatt » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:58 am

no luck off to the doctors

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Post by psychomatt » Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:15 pm

Fixed!


Turned out just the fuses, i swapped em up to 15's not 10's and boom. All working. So i took off the tank and have began my new paint job in time for back to brunswick!

see you there

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Post by El Skitzo » Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:08 pm

Glad to hear you had a relatively easy win :wink:
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