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post #1 of 15 Old 11-21-2008, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down oxford heaterz control box

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
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-21-2008, 09:35 AM
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Did you double check all you connections? wiggle all the plugs and battery points.
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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.
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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 thought there was a 2 year warranty on these units.No?
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I thought there was a 2 year warranty on these units.No?
When you buy them from ebay or craigslist, who do you go see for the warranty? You may have limited success on ebay, but forget it if you got them on CL.
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I thought he may have bought from an E-Bay store. A Lot offer the manufacture warranty's.
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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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