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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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2015 RGS - no lights or activity in gauges

I got caught in the rain on Friday afternoon so Saturday afternoon I took of the bags and washed the bike using a garden hose. I took off the seat and sidepanels and wiped them down and used compressed air to blow the connectors out incase water had gotten into them.,

The bike starts up just fine, the radio/xm/nav works fine. The headlights (hi/low/pass) turn signals/hazards, brake lights work fine.
I can shift through gears and go WOT or putz around town with no issues.

None of the gauges (oil/battery/speed/rpm) light up. none of the gauges show any activity.

I have replaced all 4 fuses (system, P&A, battery, radio) I have replaced the relay for P&A also. I have checked all the connectors under the left and right side panels and blowed air through them to make sure there is no moisture. I have double checked all the connectors under the seat and blown air through all of them.

Still nothing on the gauges ... Anyone have any suggestions on what else I can do before I take it into the dealer tomorrow morning?


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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 12:09 PM
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Since it's a '15, my suggestion is to have an adult beverage, a good cigar, and let the dealer fix it! why beat your brain over a warranty issue?
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Going to the dealer will get it fixed but most likely I'll never really know what happened.

Finding and possibly fixing the issue on my own will allow figure out what went wrong and what to look for, if it were to happen again ...

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Going to the dealer will get it fixed but most likely I'll never really know what happened.

Finding and possibly fixing the issue on my own will allow figure out what went wrong and what to look for, if it were to happen again ...
did you ever think to ASK the TECH when you pick up the bike? Ever since I took my bike in for it's first service, and the tech that did it screwed it up, I asked the service writer, who works on HIS bike? He introduced me to Steve, and he's the only one that touches my bike since. 25000 miles in 12 months of riding, so he's had plenty of opportunity to get to know her. I always ask him what he found and if he sees any trends developing with her. Get to know the service people at your dealer. It's amazing what a friend can and will do for you rather than a stranger. By the way, a 6'er or a fifth at Christmas also buys a lot of good will!
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I hate electrical gremlins.

What if you were to remove the master fuse, 40 amp I think, disconnect the ECU and disconnect the battery at both terminals. Leave it for say 1/2 hour.

Reconnect the ECU, reconnect the battery and then re install the master fuse.

Also, use a shopvac or similar to vacuum out the fuse areas and places where you have been blowing compressed air, you may have been entrapping moisture in a few spots instead of getting rid of it.

Like I said, I hate electrical gremlins. They are the hardest to diagnose for me anyway.

Good Luck! Keep us informed with what happens.


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I hate electrical gremlins.

What if you were to remove the master fuse, 40 amp I think, disconnect the ECU and disconnect the battery at both terminals. Leave it for say 1/2 hour.

Reconnect the ECU, reconnect the battery and then re install the master fuse.

Also, use a shopvac or similar to vacuum out the fuse areas and places where you have been blowing compressed air, you may have been entrapping moisture in a few spots instead of getting rid of it.

Like I said, I hate electrical gremlins. They are the hardest to diagnose for me anyway.

Good Luck! Keep us informed with what happens.


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No luck ...

I dropped off the bike with the dealer yesterday evening and they'll look at it today. hopefully it is something simple and not something that requires parts getting shipped from HD.

Thanks for your help and I'll update when the bike comes home on what they found.

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After looking over all the obvious things, fuses, relays, connections, the guys at the shop are stumped as to why the gauges are dead. They are going to be taking off the fairing and other body parts to trace all the wires. One of the guys said something about doing an connectivity test also ... not sure what he meant by that but I assume they are going to check all cables end to end to verify no hidden breaks in the wire(s).

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Spoke to the Service Manager and they said that the gauge cluster is dead. A new cluster is on its way from moco.

What would make a gauge cluster die????

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Bike is back home with a new gauge cluster

I didn't get a chance to speak to the tech as he had left for the day when I picked up the bike but I'll speak to him next time I am there and find out how they diagnosed the issue and what could cause an entire cluster to die

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I have a 2016 RGU with the same issue??? Took it to the dealer yesterday no word yet. Does HD have a problem with the Rushmore gauges?? Only 1100 miles on bike WTF
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