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tryvelcro

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Battery light means no charging?
« on: May 10, 2017, 02:51:16 PM »
The battery light on the dash has been on since I replaced the headlight (which was out when I bought the scooter on impulse from a kid going off to collage). I replaced it with a Sylvania H7. I read that the light & socket under the seat can be a cause of battery drain, but there's not even a fuse in for that.

Anyone have a recommendation on a starting point to fix this? I assume that it staying on means that I'm basically riding on battery power?  I was really looking forward to riding it with good weather finally here, but don't want to get stranded somewhere.

Thanks for any guidance y'all can give.

sunfish

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Re: Battery light means no charging?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 04:01:07 AM »
I would check all the wire harness to make sure the the connections are tight. I Just checked the service manual and the seat light and the aux power in glove box and the dash light for seat not closed are all on the same circuit and is a 20 amp fuse.
Most likely a bad connection.
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Re: Battery light means no charging?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 01:56:23 PM »
I think I didn't word my question well, but it really doesn't matter at this point.

After watching some youtube videos, I got a multimeter* and checked the battery.  The scooter actually is running off the battery, the volts are dropping when started & under load.

I have read the manual but don't understand how to check the regulator (I SUCK at electrical, I don't understand the symbols & such).

Edit:  I also checked the fuse under the seat but it's fine, as are all the fuses in the glove box.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2017, 01:58:09 PM by tryvelcro »