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post #1 of 11 Old 08-16-2018, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Found a blown fuse, now what?

Can fuses just pop and replacing fixes the problem or do I need to find what caused it to pop?

I lost my entire instrument gauge display. Long story short is that the fuse was popped. I checked all the connections, removed my Speed Drd and disconnected the heated grips.

Can I just ride it?

Sorry if that is a stupid question.
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-16-2018, 11:12 PM
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A fuse should not just fail, there should be a reason, that being said you may never blow another and may never find a reason.

The original fuse did the job it designed to do.

I would replace it with a equivalent fuse and keep a eye on things, if it blows again pay attention to what was happening at the time, this may give you a clue as to the problem.

What looses power when the fuse blows ?

If you continue to blow fuses get back to us and we maybe able to help hunt down the problem.

Has your bike had the recall for the wiring under the tank taken care of ?
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Fuses do blow for non-electrical reasons, age and vibrations can cause a fuse to blow without a short. I would throw in a new fuse but have a spare fuse at the ready and see if it blows again. If it blows again then its time to break out the voltmeter and scientific method to track down the cause (HT to Aristotle).

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Thanks for the help!

I think I will leave the plastic off for a few days and see what happens.

The bike is a 2014 with 17k miles, appears to be all original. It was purchased from my local dealer and I am second owner.

I had the ECU or PCM recall completed at the same local dealer. I do not see any records of a wiring recal or work done. Is there a way I can find out if it has been completed? Call dealer or Suzuki?

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Thanks for the help!

I think I will leave the plastic off for a few days and see what happens.

The bike is a 2014 with 17k miles, appears to be all original. It was purchased from my local dealer and I am second owner.

I had the ECU or PCM recall completed at the same local dealer. I do not see any records of a wiring recal or work done. Is there a way I can find out if it has been completed? Call dealer or Suzuki?

Mike
Call the dealer. They can look up the warranty work. Is it a Suzuki dealer?

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I looked through my paperwork, looks like a Harness Set A recall was taken care of in 2016.

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Replace the fuse and ride! It also good medicine to carry an assortment of fuses with you in case this happens while you are out and about.
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I did pick up a pack of fuses but for anyone else if you look inside the cap of the fuse box there is one spare for each size of fuses used! Suzuki pretty smart..... For a change.
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Thanks for the help!

I think I will leave the plastic off for a few days and see what happens.

The bike is a 2014 with 17k miles, appears to be all original. It was purchased from my local dealer and I am second owner.

I had the ECU or PCM recall completed at the same local dealer. I do not see any records of a wiring recal or work done. Is there a way I can find out if it has been completed? Call dealer or Suzuki?

Mike

Suzuki has a site to check recalls here

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Can fuses just pop and replacing fixes the problem or do I need to find what caused it to pop?

I lost my entire instrument gauge display. Long story short is that the fuse was popped. I checked all the connections, removed my Speed Drd and disconnected the heated grips.

Can I just ride it?

Sorry if that is a stupid question.


Just curious, are the heated grips on the same fuse as your instrument panel?

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