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2010 Undocumented Fuse

In addition to the normal fuse block; my 2010 has a single fuse/holder (wired in and with a spare fuse) under the seat & aft of the tool-kit (I donít have it in front of me but if I recall correctly itís a 5 amp).

Itís not referenced in the 2010 ownerís manual or the pre-2010 service manual. Does anyone know what itís for?

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Post a picture if you can and when you say undocumented, is it not in the wiring diagrame?
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any luck on the undocumented fuse? Just curious.

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any luck on the undocumented fuse? Just curious.

Not yet... Iíve been too busy to get back to it...

FWIW, I will post a picture of it the next time I take the seat & luggage off but itís not going to reveal much. Itís just a single fuse/holder sitting under the seat, aft of the tool kit, on top of the `fenderí.

I donít see it in the 2007 wiring schematic and I donít have the 2010 service manual yet.

If I donít find out some other way, Iíll trace it out myself & see...

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"Undocumented" fuse

That is one of those fuses that shows up and takes other hardworking fuses jobs that have been there all along

Sorry, I couldn't resist. Actually I checked that fuse with a meter and if I remember right it is not live with the ignition on, off, engine running or not. I was looking for a handy switched source to run a Fuzeblock but it would not work.

Just looked and it has white with purple striped wires and goes into the main part of the loom. I just pulled it and it doesn't seem to do anything (maybe killed my 5 amp warp drive?) that I noticed with igintion on, off, or bike running. If I get a chance I grab the meter and see if I can figure it out. You got me wondering now too. I thought it was odd it uses a full sized blade fuse (hence the spare attached).

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That is one of those fuses that shows up and takes other hardworking fuses jobs that have been there all along
LOL

Yeah, but now theyíre claiming that those are just jobs that the other fuses didnít want to do...

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My Versys 2010 CA (calif version) has this weird fuse too. It sure looks like it should be doing something and not sitting there as a spare. I was hoping this thread was updated and someone figured it out. Oh mystery!

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i don't have a 2010 manual, but i would look at the wiring diragram and just look at the color of wire your dealing with, trace it back to whatever it goes to.
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Here are all the fuses it should have for an 09

ECU Fuse 15 A
Ignition Fuse 10 A
Fuse Box
Main Fuse 30 A
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Here's two photos showing the 5 amp fuse and holder. You can see the two color-coded wires, which are white with a olive-green stripe. One has widely spaced stripe, the other is more closely spaced.

Looking towards back of bike:


Looking from left side:


The wires route into the main wiring bundle. In the top photo, it curves around and heads towards the viewer. I didn't see anyplace obvious they appear at the far end, but I didn't take anything apart. I'm still at work (on break, or brake or somethin')

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It is the dash vibe fuse -


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No doubt about it!
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I also have it.

Main thing it probably does is getting in the way of a spare space that could be useful for storing small things.

But I will find out!
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Just pull the fuse ... and see what quits working ....
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Just pull the fuse ... and see what quits working ....
Ha Ha Ha!! I love it. This method does work! But I'd rather use a schematic.

This is sort of in the same vein:

I once had to service my Jeep because it kept blowing ECM(brain) fuses. On the third trip, as the service adviser was giving me my keys, he told me they didn't know why it was doing it and couldn't fix it. I told him I could find the problem in minutes without a test meter or ANY tools. Surprised that a common schmutz like me could do this without "factory" service training or expensive equipment, he asked me "How?", (He was obviously looking for a "free" undocumented, money-making service tip, so I gave it to him)

I offered to wrap the ECM fuse in aluminum foil to demonstrate where the problem was originating (I told him to simply look for the smoke, but keep an extinguisher handy ).

He took it back in the shop immediately and the problem was miraculously repaired in minutes (unfortunately without my rather rudimentary, but very effective test procedure ) It was the ECM itself, just as I thought and am still on that same ECM today 10 years later. I love dealers (sarcasm) and NEVER, EVER, give any of them the benefit of the doubt (Kaw dealers included).

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From another thread... http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...4434#post94434

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I just looked in the 2010 factory service manual and in the appendix, it is listed as "Accessory Relay Fuse 5 A (Insert the connector from the bottom in the rear fender side bracket)"

That's it. No further mention on WTH it is..

Maybe for heated clothing or such?

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The undocumented is now documented

Part of wiring diagram showing accessory outputs (white/blue stripe and black/yellow stripe) and accessory relay (orange/green stripe, black/yellow stripe, and white/blue stripe) and 5A fused circuit (white/blue stripe) that runs to the 5A accessory relay fuse located under the seat:


Drawing showing accessory terminal and accessory relay (#9):


Courtesy 2010 Service Manual.

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That's that mystery solved, both of the fuse and those spare wires on the LH side behind the radiator side cover. Could of used them for the 12V Aux socket on the dash, instead of fitting a new relay behind the headlight. At least I know where I'm going to get the supply from for the next farkle.... Cheers Tigerpawed
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I wonder why they overlooked that in the original manuals. It would have saved a lot of us time and money. Thanks for posting this info.
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Part of wiring diagram showing accessory outputs (white/blue stripe and black/yellow stripe) and accessory relay (orange/green stripe, black/yellow stripe, and white/blue stripe) and 5A fused circuit (white/blue stripe) that runs to the 5A accessory relay fuse located under the seat:


Drawing showing accessory terminal and accessory relay (#9):


Courtesy 2010 Service Manual.
anybody know where to source a male end for that plug???

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