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I own an 82 cx 500 c. The headlight went out so I wen to replace the fuses. The fuse case plate was off and when I was checking all of the fuses to make sure all of the m were working the keys that were in the ignition slid down and the other keys on the chain came in contact with the bare fuse box. There was a spark and a tiny bit of smoke. Now even after replacing every fuse in the system the bike's lights won't work (any of them) and the bike won't start. Any ideas of what I need to do to get this fixed???
 

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Did you also replace the main fuse? It is located near the battery.




I replaced the main fuse just this season so I thought it would be fine. I need to stop assuming stuff. Right after I posted this forum I went out and checked that fuse. I guess when the metal of the keys contacted with numerous fuses at once it decided to blow the main fuse. Now I just need to get a new fuse. The part shop near my house decided to pick this monday to stop doing business on Mondays. Do you guys know if pep boys or autozone would have the bride type fuse found in the bike?
 

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I own an 82 cx 500 c. The headlight went out so I wen to replace the fuses. The fuse case plate was off and when I was checking all of the fuses to make sure all of the m were working the keys that were in the ignition slid down and the other keys on the chain came in contact with the bare fuse box. There was a spark and a tiny bit of smoke. Now even after replacing every fuse in the system the bike's lights won't work (any of them) and the bike won't start. Any ideas of what I need to do to get this fixed???


You aren't the first and won't be the last to do this<BFG>




Me!No never.It was like that when I got here<grin>
 

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Maybe even Walmart. These used to be common enough. I buy a 5 pack and tape the spares in the case down under the seat.
 

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I can't seem to find those flat metal only fuses at autozone. Any ideas on wha to do? I need to get this fixed soon.
 

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I can't seem to find those flat metal only fuses at autozone. Any ideas on wha to do? I need to get this fixed soon.
 

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I can't seem to find those flat metal only fuses at autozone. Any ideas on wha to do? I need to get this fixed soon.
Walmart has them, as well as any hardware store.
 

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I can't seem to find those flat metal only fuses at autozone. Any ideas on wha to do? I need to get this fixed soon.
 

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I cut out the original type and have been using common as muck

blade types for years.

You can keep a spare or spares in your pocket without it getting damaged.

No farting about with screwdrivers and such on a dark and stormy night for me

and you can buy them at just about every gas station too

Its an option

This type

 

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Thanks everyone for the help. I am seriously thinking about taking this system out for a more traditional one. I appreciate the ideas and help. Sorry my phone sent the same message a few too many times.
 

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Just for anyone reading this. Neither home depot not lowes or ace hardeware have these fuses. I am talking about the fuse that is only metal. No glass around it. Or plastic. Only metal. I am most definately switching it out when I have some time.
 

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Just for anyone reading this. Neither home depot not lowes or ace hardeware have these fuses. I am talking about the fuse that is only metal. No glass around it. Or plastic. Only metal. I am most definately switching it out when I have some time.
I'm not familiar ?



My bike has standard glass fuses.
 

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I'm not familiar ?



My bike has standard glass fuses.
the fuses located by the bars,yes.but,the main fuse by the battery is not the same set-up
 

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the fuses located by the bars,yes.but,the main fuse by the battery is not the same set-up
It is on mine. Both my good bike and my parts bike use the glass fuses at the battery. Do you think they were converted?
 

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It is on mine. Both my good bike and my parts bike use the glass fuses at the battery. Do you think they were converted?
converted as above,yes.it was not stock.glass cartridge fuses and bladed fuses are much the same thing,bladed being more modern and,in my opinion more robust
 

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Converting the main fuse to a blade type automotive fuse and holder is the "Highly Recommended" upgrade, for all the reasons mentioned above and a few more.
 
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