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Old 26 March 2015, 04:40   #1
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Yamaha Guage Issue

One of my yamaha guages intermitantly goes off for a second when I hit waves or slam, only a moderate slam is needed, am thinking I have a poor connection somewhere, possibly at the plug connector in the loom.

Anyone had this before and any suggestions, perhaps pulling the connectors apart and cleaning the contacts, anyone use anything specific to clean the electrical connectors ?

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Old 26 March 2015, 05:30   #2
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I'd suggest being very careful taking any connectors apart if this is happening-it suggests that your loom is moving. You may snap something.

I suspect you'll find that it's where they plug into the back of the gauge. Easiest way I've found is 1500 grit wet/dry folded very small. There's not much room there. Something like Corrosion Block fluid (or corrosion block grease even) in the joint when it goes back together. Don't use any kind of lock lube (graphite will short it out) or WD40-it dries out and causes more issues later on.
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Contact cleaner (a solvent) to clean, then as Nos said, a good non-drying corrosion protectant or silicone (dielectric) grease.

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Re & Re all connectors or solder connections. Sand all contact area, including gauge rim or lead to ground. It seems it might be a ground fault.
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