Author Topic: Temperature gauge on cluster no longer works - 84 VT500  (Read 93 times)

osharke

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Temperature gauge on cluster no longer works - 84 VT500
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:55:31 AM »
Fellow VT500 Owners. First the bike, 1984 VT500.

My temperature gauge on instrument cluster no longer works. The radiator fan works just fine it's just the temp gauge no longer moves. I have some ideas (replacing the fan sensor switch and or cleaning) but before I go taking things apart, I thought I would ask the forum if they have run into similar issues and what they did to resolve this. Thanks for your time and assistance.

-osharke-

Bucko

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Re: Temperature gauge on cluster no longer works - 84 VT500
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 12:59:50 AM »
Bypassing the sensor should tell you if it's the gauge or the sensor.

osharke

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Re: Temperature gauge on cluster no longer works - 84 VT500
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2018, 05:49:13 AM »
Great 👍 tu. Are you suggesting to disconnect  the sensor from the switch and short it to the  ground? Then I would think the temperature gauge (once turned on) should move all the way to the right?

That would certainly be away to see what is working and what is not. I will say disconnecting the wire from the sensor is going to be problematic as it is in a tight snug area.