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my oxford grip heaterz control box died today. it's the newer 30%-100% led type. the blue light died after riding down the road this morning. i hit the + and it went up to 100%, but then shutoff and won't come back on. my battery at idle is 14volts. i went to oxford's site and it mentions that if th eblue light dies the box is bad. the box is only offered overseas. i bought them new off ebay and they're only a month old:bom_shout:
 

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i make sure everything is set right when i install anything. i did check everything and when i turned them on the blue led came on, and seconds later burned out. i knew this because when i hit the + button it went up to the 100% mark no prob and when i hit the - button it went down to the other % points and back up to 100& when i hit the + button. i never complain untill i check everything. the oxford site mentions the blue led burning out.
 

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I have the same set. I don't really care for the stupid little box just for the simple fact that it is digital and looks cheap.
I'm not a fan either, and check, and recheck the connections, that digital box is a fussy pain in the a$$. There have been suggestions to replace it with a heatroller (spelling?) but it kind of ads insult to injury to pay again for a controller after shelling out for the original unit. It's a shame because the grips themselves seem to be well built.
 

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you guys are right that box is a pain. my battery reads 14.5 at idle alone not even revving. at 3,000rpms w/high beams on i'm getting 14.5. that box is a real pain you're right they are good quality grips, but the box needs to go. sometimes when i'm riding strait no lights when the grips are on at 75% they turn themselves off , but if i go strait to 100% they stay on my whole ride to work.
 

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I bought the grips on ebay. I contacted the fleebay seller who was prompt and curtious. he suggested i check all connections and voltage output coming from the suzuki plug offered for hot grips. I checked everything with the bike runnung and then rewired the grips to the battery. now they work great and get hot with thick gloves on. well go figure.
 

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I had the old rheostat type controller that worked fine for 18 months then died. The local distributor replaced it under warranty with the LED box type controller and it's never worked properly. I suspect that the Wee just does not produce enough voltage to keep the thing powered up. As it's going into summer here it's one of those things that's put aside for a day when nothing else is happening over the next couple of months.
 

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Low Voltage

Their liturature mentions that if the voltage is low, the controller will shut off the grips. My Strom battery is strong and the LEDs stay lit. My ST1300 has a bad battery. With the engine off, the LED comes on, starts flashing and shuts itself off. I attribute this to the low battery voltage.

All in all, I like the grips. The heat is quite a bit more even than the factory strom heated grips or the Symtek ones I've used in the past. The Oxfords feel warm, where as the others had hot spots that were smoking and cold spots that were frozen. (all on the same hand)
 

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i unplugged my oxford heaterz from the wiring harness provided by suzuki that utilizes a horn lead and hardwired them right of my battery and they have worked flawwlessly since then. I have the led box type. the bottom line is that they need to be fed off the battery. before wiring them hot i had all sorts of issues
 

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I've read several posts that clearly state that you need to wire grips straight to the battery or on their own circuit because the stock wiring doesn't provide full power.
 
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