Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Help! Alarm fuse F3 keeps blowing
As stated in the topic, here's my situation: Bike won't start, found fuse F3 blown. * Replaced it (ignition in 'off' state), and fuse blows in 3-5 seconds. Repeat from (*) until supply of fuses exausted.
Background: Just after New Year, I picked up a nail in the rear tire. Front tire about due for replacement too. Parked bike in carport, waited until next paycheck to buy tires (2 weeks). Order tires (another week) Mount tires (another week before I can get to them) Early February, tires mounted, tried starting....not enough juice left in battery. Hooked up trickle charger (overnight). Next day find trickle charger in 'overload', battery stone dead. Connected heavier charger. Saw lights flash, as if anti-theft alarm was sounding...only they flashed once, for about 1 seconds. Battery now fully charged. Starter won't start (checked the obvious--side stand, neutral, clutch in, run/kill switch in 'run') Checked fuses to find F3 (horn, brake lights, alarm) blown. New fuse blew before I could get the cover back on the fuse box. Disconnected battery for 20 minutes. Reconnected it, new fuse--blew in 3-5 seconds. Alarm will not sound, will not respond to remote/fob.
Late last autumn, alarm 'siren' stopped working, and no longer got 'beep' when arming/disarming. Now I'm thinking the rest of it stopped working. My question here: can I (and how do I) unplug/bypass/remove the alarm so I can ride now (and put the repair/replacement off until my funds recover from the tires)?
2001 K1200LT der LadungsTräger
Last edited by sparky_k1200lt; Feb 27th, 2008 at 2:37 pm.
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