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I am getting no power to my VS800 ignition. Battery is hot, but nothing when the key is turned on. Is there a fuse box somewhere?

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A battery should not be hot
have it load tested
have the charging circuit checked for correct voltage control
hot batteries can be from over voltage in charging causing the battery to boil and buckle the plates or from internal short

Posted on Dec 03, 2016

Testimonial: "Sorry, bad choice of words...battery us cold, but fully charged."

  • Bill Boyd Dec 04, 2016

    look for a fusible link or ignition fuse in the system close to the battery

  • Paul Caster
    Paul Caster Dec 04, 2016

    Thanks, will try to find it tomorrow.

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