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I hate electrics.

I've got no heat and I just can't figure it out. Are there any fuses in my Exciter II? Exactly how do I test for voltage to the grips?

Here's what I started with from the service manual.
 

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i would look for a black wire for the ground, any black wire. the wire you are thinking is a ground is not a factory connector and appears blue. more than likely someone tapped that for a heated shield or accessory. i think the missing black wire is the key to your problem.
 

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What kind of voltage tester did you use? Check you ground with a ohm meter. This will be A/C voltage to lights etc. Hard to believe all heater elements went bad at the same time.
Sperry digital. I could have had it set wrong. A/C, okay. I'll check my ground too. And read my annotation on the first attachment. I have the required ohms in each grip.

Yamadad, look closer at the photo. That is a black wire. I'll check it's ground.


So what about the resistor with no continuity? If I have no heat at all would this not be my problem? Is it true, without the resistor I would still have Hi and Off but not Low? I wondered because a replacement resistor is proving hard to find.


Thanks for the help guys, I really want to get this fixed by the weekend.
 

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small computer and bad eyes, wire looked blue from my side.

i just tested a resistor on a working set of grips and there is continuity in high, low and off.

for fun, take a battery charger and hook it to the leads on one grip and see if it warms. then do the other.

you could probably hit a radio shack type store and find a 24 ohm resistor that you could adapt to your sled.
 
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