No Power

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by DNMHILL2000, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. DNMHILL2000

    DNMHILL2000 Member

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    Needing some help here... I have a 2010 xl883n...Which due to some ones lack of knowledge and self control, started to cut my wiring harness that goes to my speedometer and lights. Well needless to say, after my wife reminded me that I could shoot him and if I did I would have to eat him, I forgave my young son and sat down to do damage control. I manage to fix most of the wiring mess, however when I reinstalled my harness to the speedometer, I now have no power. Everything else works but that. Guys I need help....

    A proud father of a very Inquisitive young man lol.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Ah kids!! My first question was how did you splice wires back together and did you disconnect the neg terminal before splicing, on the battery? First check all the fuses and next check all the reconnects.
     
  3. DNMHILL2000

    DNMHILL2000 Member

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    I used butt connector and no I forgot to disconnect the neg at first.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    What does MOST of the wiring mess mean?
     
  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Like Don suggested, check all fuses. Many wires have power even when switch is off, and the cutter could have caused a short.


    P.S. Lock your tool box until son is 35. :p
     
  6. DNMHILL2000

    DNMHILL2000 Member

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    He mange to avoid the two harness wires going a. lights and b. hand controls, Surgically cut all wires to the speedometer and instrument panel. The bike starts light work, heck blinkers work.

    I told my wife we are investing in medical school:)

    All fuses are good.
     
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  7. bc45

    bc45 Active Member

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    Like Jack asked what does MOST of the wiring mess mean?
    When you say you have no power do you mean to the speedo?
     
  8. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    If everything else is working I would suspect the connections that were made to the speedo. If you own a service manual you might check to see which fuses are involved with the speedo. The mini fuses are almost impossible to check by eye, take the fuse/fuses involved with the speedo and replace with new/known good ones.
     
  9. DNMHILL2000

    DNMHILL2000 Member

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    Question when looking at a 2x6 12 pin connector how would count the slots? left to right and 7 being over 1, like 12 would be over 6?

    Thanks HDDON I used a meter and replaced them. I was getting ready to install a new digital Dakota speedometer on it however I want to make certain the wiring is ok before I lose that investment.

    Looking at the manual what he cut was the instrument harness. Any suggestion guys???
     
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  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Check the cost of a new harness?