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Old 12-14-2009, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it a troubleshooting code? Temp light blinks

I just bought a used 2001 Yamaha Mountain Max 700 triple with 1,650 miles on it. Seems to run fine (around the yard anyway, haven't had it out on a long haul yet). When I first start it, the temperature light comes on and blinks 3 times, then stops, and blinks 3 times again, repeats this cycle about 10 times, then stops. Somebody said this has something to do with a troubleshooting code or some type of computer check, but I haven't been able to find anything out about it. Can anyone help? I do know that I don't have any power to my heated grips, and a local shop said it'd cost more to troubleshoot and narrow down that it would be worth, so he just recommended I tie into my ignition switch and use an aftermarket grip warmer. I was getting the blink prior to the install of the new symtec grip warmers, I do know that. The grip warmers seem to work fine. Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the 3 flash on startup is supposed to do that, its telling you that the self diagnostic funtion is working. if it does it after startup, a 3 flash code is telling you there is a problem with the temperature sensor, assuming its one long flash and three short flashes. i have had issues on the 700 redheads with the wires breaking inside the connector plug or the insulation of the wires, causing the light to blink. probably just bumping around the yard or a little run times makes the connection re-attach itself and go away. you can troubleshoot this by simply wiggling on the connector after the sled is running and see if the code comes on. the plug can be reworked, but its a pain! would be easier to find a salvage yard and get the plug with about 3" of wire and splice it in.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds good, I'll keep an eye on it. As of right now it's just the 1 second blink 3 times in a row, then it goes off.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thats what its supposed to do to let you know the diagnostics are working. you good to go.
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