|Posted on Sunday, August 08, 2010 - 04:50 pm: ||
I just pulled a 2003 Lightning (xb9s) out of storage after two years and have been trying to make it road-worthy once again. One problem I am having is that Accessories (ACC) fuse continues to blow, which means my gauges, dashboard and the bike's turn don't function.
Its a 7.5 amp fuse, and I checked the key on the fuse box to ensure that it's the correct amperage for this circuit. This is the only fuse that has blown. Each time I replace it, and test ride the bike, the fuse will last for 15 minutes maybe, then it will blow again.
I can't really think of what might be causing an electrical overload in this circuit. The only issue might be that a previous owner replaced the OEM turn signals with some aftermarket ones. I figure that if the lamps in these signals are not designed for the bike, they may not be overloading the system. This is a guess though, and I'll admit that I have not had any trouble with these turn signals (previously) in my 4 years of ownership.
After storage I replaced the battery with a brand new (OEM) one from HD, although when I was originally trying to coax the bike to start I may have worn down the charge. Could a weak battery cause this sort of problem?
Any other ideas? I'm at my wit's end.
|Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 - 04:45 pm: ||
I had this problem on my o7 XB12 scg, it nearly drove me crazy. eventually I bought a dozen fuses removed flyscreen airbox and seat and wiggled wires. I blew the acc fuse repeatedly till i eventually found a wire that had rubbed through under the fusebox. No problems since.