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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Blowing fuses - brake/tail lights, instruments

Hi All,

I went and installed lights in the extra pods on the tail light as described in the procedure found here:

http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/I_want_...y_rear_sockets

Everything works just fine until I run the engine for a bit and the fuse for the tail/brake lights and instrument cluster (10A) blows out. Could this be due to the extra bulbs (I followed the recommendations to the word) or is it from a short someplace? It only started happening when it got rainy, even though I haven't ridden it or gotten anything wet.

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what type of bulbs did you install into the side pods?

If you used 1157's, I think that may be a little too much. I would get some red 1157 LED's (off of ebay) asap. LED's require less power than halogen bulbs.

but first, you should double-check your wiring. Make sure nothing's touching the frame and make sure none of the wires are touching. Those are two definite reasons that fuses would be blowing consistently

Of course, if you didn't solder on a ground wire then that could also be a reason for blowing fuses.



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Thanks for the reply.

I got the 3 wire sockets as to avoid having to do any soldering and put the 2397 bulbs in them. You reckon they need too much juice?

Am going to pull the assembly tomorrow and double check the wiring, thanks again for the input!


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I have 2397's in right now as well and haven't had any issues. Upgrading with LED's as soon as they come in

yeah the other other thing I can thing of is the wiring. Good luck!



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Good to know, time to get out the 10mm socket!


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+1 on the mod though! IMO it's much better than relocating the turn signals into there. I think it also improves the look of the bike.

Hope you're able to figure it out.



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