Short Circuit

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by motorpig12, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. motorpig12

    motorpig12 New Member

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    A few nights ago I was riding home on my 07 road glide and my directionals, horn and brake light stopped working. I checked the accessory 15 amp fuse and it was blown. I replaced it and everything worked. I jumped on my bike for a ride and the fuse blew again, within 100 feet. The next day I pulled the fairing apart to look for chaffing wires, did not find any. replaced the fuse, everything worked, moved the bike and the fuse blew again within 100 feet. Today, check all the wiring from the seat back and could not find any problems. Replaced the fuse, same thing. Anyone have any ideas on how to correct this problem or where to look? Thanks in advance
     
  2. robotoroadracer

    robotoroadracer Member

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    I had a problem on mine where I had pinched a wire out of the fairing to the left directional. It got pinched in between the inner and outer fairing. Not a direct short but caused erratic turn signal operation.
     
  3. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    Have you done any mods. to it lately or is it still all stock?
     
  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    When the fuse blows are you touching the brake lever with the ign on or does it just blow on its own. If it blows with the brakes on check the brake circuit. Your going to have to islolete the circuit that is causing the fault.
     
  5. motorpig12

    motorpig12 New Member

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    No new mods since 07, power comander, air filter and pipes.
     
  6. krikket

    krikket Active Member

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    when you start your bike is the tail light on? I'm assuming that when the fuse blows, you're not using your brakes, turn signals or horn and that's the only other thing I can think of without looking at a schematic.
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    May help if you posted which fuse blows, Is it the accessory fuse?
     
  8. motorpig12

    motorpig12 New Member

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    Yes, it is the accessory fuse
     
  9. biscuit

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    Had a similiar problem 25 years ago on my Honda CB900 FA.The front brake switch developed an internal fault and everytime i applied the brake and thus operated the switch,the resultant short would blow the fuse.

    Easy to check-new fuse;operate brakes and horn and lights individually.Whatever pops your fuse has a short.
     
  10. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    One other thing, when you installed the power commander, did you possibly misplaced a wire in the seating/frame area...

    Also check the "hot" wiring going to your taillight/license plate/turnsignal assemblies. They "pass" thru the rear fender and metallic wire loom/guide parallel with the tire...could be wire slipped out or cut by the loom by tire contacting it...very easy to happen. I would blow a fuse when I loaded up the bike, and found errant wire was being cut if the suspension was compressed and tire hit wire/loom.