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** HELP! Lost Intrument Cluster on the way to work this AM

I was on the highway this morning and glanced down to see how much over I was running and the whole instrument cluster was "dark" except for the Turn signals indicator and high beams. My Neutral light was also dark?

I did last night move the wire harness around (left side) as I installed my front signals. I bet I loosened the cluster connector but I don't know which one that is.

Can some one help me identify which connector I may have loosened?

Has anyone had these symptoms before (just in case I am wrong)? If so what was the problem?

I doubt my cluster is bad......

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Also lost my rear brake and turn signals. I have the fronts operations but lost everything in the back. Wondering now if its just a fuse as I checked my front harness connecter I was messing with and it looks fine.

Where is the dam fuse box?

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Fuse box (has a flip cover) is under the left side fairing, just ahead of the fast idle knob, below the frame rail. You must take off the side fairing to get at it. You most likely shorted out a front signal power wire and blew a fuse. Should be a 10amp fuse, 3rd one, counting forward from the rear of bike

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Freestyle thanks so does the rear tail lights and the instrument cluster run off the same 10A fuse you mentioned?

Also what kind of fuse do these bike use? I will have to stop and get some for both repair and emergency ones on the way home.

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I just learned it is a 10A and it IS the same circuit (cluster and tail). I am sure I have a wire loose somewhere but will not be able to fix until I get home. Looks like I will be riding the FZR until I find the electrical gremlin.

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Is this an auto blade type fuse? If so what physical size?

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Is this an auto blade type fuse? If so what physical size?
Its the mini sized blade fuse.....maybe 1cm in width GL



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Also lost my rear brake and turn signals. I have the fronts operations but lost everything in the back. Wondering now if its just a fuse as I checked my front harness connecter I was messing with and it looks fine.

Where is the dam fuse box?
I ran into this issue a couple weeks ago. I was replacing the fork seals and when I put the upper back together I didn't get all the front harness wires tucked neatly away. These ended up rubbing against the forks when turning and must have shorted, blowing the fuse. I tucked everything away and have had no issues since.

Check to see if your wires are binding against the forks or other parts up front. This could be your problem.
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Thanks for your quick replies guys. I stopped at the auto parts store on my way home and picked up a bunch of fuses. I can now work at home on it and find the source of the short. I am sure its my rear signals/brake light as my front markers are working fine still.

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10 Amp Fuse Confirmed Blown But..............

I have not found the "source" of the problem as to why I blew the fuse. I put the new one in and its fine. I combed over as much of the rear and forward wiring and could not find any wires rubbing or exposed. I have seen other posts here and on SpeedZilla with others that have had a similar symptom due mainly to exposed rubbing wires. I really hate to put the faring back on and have the same problem. Maybe I will ride for a while with no left faring and see how it shakes out.

I did find two connectors NOT connected and I am not sure where they go or what they are for. Maybe some one can tell me.

1. The first connector is found not connected is on the front Left side coming from the main harness. Its round and gray two wires BLK/Wht stripe and Yellow/Blk Stripe.

2. The second is in the rear tail section. Because I bought the bike with an already modified tail I am not sure what this connector went to. Its White and is also two wire (Blk/Wht stripe and Green).

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