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My 1999 Honda Valykrie C. Temperature light does not come on when ignition switch is turned on. I ran the diag test and the coolant temp indicator unit didn't fix the problem. I even tried another new one. Grounding the light green, blk wire will turn the light on, the hot (when ignition is turned on) and ground is persent at the three wire connector. The Honda manual tells me to replace the coolant temp. indictator unit. I know that the temp. light should come on for two seconds after turning the ignition switch on. Any suggestions?

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Hi, Gremillionma nice novella if your temperature light is not coming on during the initial switch on diagnostic sweep then I would check the connections/wiring to and from the sensor to the light bulb then check the integrity of the sensor itself with a hair dryer/heat gun and a multimeter for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $0 you can download another one.
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You might need a new ECT - engine coolant temperature sensor. If it's not reading the correct coolant temperature it's not going to tell the fan to turn on when it should.

Is the check engine light illuminated? I'd bet the ECT needs replacement.

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That wire you are unplugging is pinched and being shorted to ground ! You need to trace that wire until you find it . Also if anyone has done any repairs recently you may want to start looking in that area .

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