Voltage gauge bulb burnout

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by SLOWMAN, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. SLOWMAN

    SLOWMAN Member

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    2009 street glide voltage light gauge burnt out twice in a couple of months.anyone else having problems with gauges.
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Not that frequent, but yes. I have a bulb out on my oil pressure gauge. I am waiting for a reason to pull the fairing off and will change it then.

    You may just have been "lucky". Try replacing it one more time, but when you do, measure the voltage in the light socket to make sure it is not too high. If it is, check the voltage across the battery terminals with the engine running. Raise the rpms, and make sure it does not get too much over about 14Vdc. If it does, you have a more serious problem (like voltage regulator).

    TQ
     
  3. SLOWMAN

    SLOWMAN Member

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    Thanks tq will do. Slowman
     
  4. lasvegasrick

    lasvegasrick Member

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    try super bright led [removed] and replaced them with led bulbs,much brighter and never burn out........rick
     
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  5. B-1B_Guy

    B-1B_Guy Junior Member

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    A mistake I've made in the past is touching the glass part of the bulb. Oils from your fingers are enough to make the bulb blow. Haven't had this happen on my scooter but have on the truck.