cigarette lighter blowing fuses

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by MyStreetGlide, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. MyStreetGlide

    MyStreetGlide Member

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    Hi guys looking for a bit of help here . I have a 2006 street glide ...few days ago the lighter went out ...so i picked up a good marine one hooked it up .......turn the ignition on bike not running ....it works great . Start the bike push the lighter in and it blows the fuse ....works fine when the motor is not running....blows the fuse when it is running .....any help from anyone would be great . thanks
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Maybe the vibration running is causing element to short against socket and blows fuse?????
     
  3. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Couple of questions for you, ok three:)

    1. When the original lighter went bad, did the lighter itself go bad or was it too blowing fuses?
    2. Did you replace with a simple 2 wire lighter or one with more wires?
    3. Are you sure the new lighter is actually working when the bike if off or is it just not blowing the fuse until the bike is started.
     
  4. MyStreetGlide

    MyStreetGlide Member

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    the original onejust went bad ...no fuse problem . I did replace with just a 2 wire .and yup the red rings on my thumb are telling me the new one is working for sure when the bike is not running :)
     
  5. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Is the marine socket you purchased for use as a lighter or additional power source??? Usually see the reverse when using lighter for additional power for GPS,Radar detector etc. Possible if socket is additional power outlet and not lighter the element may not fit properly and shorting against socket while bike is running. My best guess......:s
     
  6. MyStreetGlide

    MyStreetGlide Member

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    The marine one came with a lighter ...socket and lighter together
     
  7. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Sounds like dbmg may be on to something. And that is one way to check if it is indeed working! :newsmile03:
     
  8. dbmg

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    Try bending tabs on element or try factory socket and element .
     
  9. MyStreetGlide

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    thanks for the help guys ill tear it apart and try a few things in the morning .....let ya know if i have any luck
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Be careful to inspect how the receptacle goes together and attaches to the panel...could have the outside shell grounded to an "alternate" ground in the panel. So when your in RUN mode, that additional backfeed current is providing a path that is doubling the current available to the main feed, enough to blow the single series fuse.