2008 Sportster will not turn over

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by nascar7613, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. nascar7613

    nascar7613 Active Member

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    2008 Sportster, fuel injected. When I turn on the key, I can hear the fuel pump, the lights come on, but the starter won't do anything. There is no odometer reading, cannot pull codes, turn signals do not work. The battery tests good. Replaced the battery in the fob. Any ideas.?
     
  2. lordharold

    lordharold Active Member

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    might check the fuses and system relay
     
  3. nascar7613

    nascar7613 Active Member

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    I checked the fuses and the 15A battery fuse was blown. Replaced the fuse, problem cured. Don't know why the fuse blue, though.
     
  4. lordharold

    lordharold Active Member

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    maybe some corrosion or if you had a battery charger on it it may have surged and popped it
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I always dab a little dielectric grease on fuse prongs/connections. Helps keep moisture away from areas it's not welcome...glad you got the Sporty roaring back to life!
     
  6. nascar7613

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    Found why the fuse blew. Someone installed some accent lights on the bike and left a hot wire just hanging and it grounded out on the frame.
     
  7. lordharold

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    nice find nothing like finding wires running wild!