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    Check engine light on
    on: February 09, 2024, 09:50:49 pm
    February 09, 2024, 09:50:49 pm
    I had to disconnect my battery due to my Thunderbox not working.  After I got that sorted out I couldn't get the bike to start.  Disconnected battery again and for some reason the engine started but now I have a check engine light that won't go out.  I did have to reset my time and date.  Any ideas??????

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    Re: Check engine light on
    Reply #1 on: February 10, 2024, 12:46:49 am
    February 10, 2024, 12:46:49 am
    These bikes seem to exhibit all kinds of errors when the battery is disconnected.  Maybe try to recycle it a few times, drive it a few miles, etc.


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    Re: Check engine light on
    Reply #2 on: February 10, 2024, 08:37:17 am
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    Normally three cycles to clear after removing the battery.

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    Re: Check engine light on
    Reply #3 on: February 13, 2024, 10:20:56 pm
    February 13, 2024, 10:20:56 pm
    Well the good news is that the bike started with no check engine light today.  But the Thunderbox did not power up my Garmin until I had been riding about an hour. 

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    Re: Check engine light on
    Reply #4 on: February 13, 2024, 10:33:31 pm
    February 13, 2024, 10:33:31 pm
    How's the voltage on that battery? With both the no-start and TB delay symptoms, it sounds like it might need a trickle charge?
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    Re: Check engine light on
    Reply #5 on: February 14, 2024, 02:06:17 am
    February 14, 2024, 02:06:17 am
    *Originally Posted by papaw [+]
    Well the good news is that the bike started with no check engine light today.  But the Thunderbox did not power up my Garmin until I had been riding about an hour.

    I've got the Thunderbox and it should power up as soon as the ignition is turned on. Are you sure it is wired correctly. What did you do with the white wire?

    If the bike started then there should be enough power for the TB.

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    Re: Check engine light on
    Reply #6 on: February 15, 2024, 03:33:53 pm
    February 15, 2024, 03:33:53 pm
     What did you do with the white wire?


    I did not connect the white wire as the instructions said.  However, today the thing is working.  Seems to be an intermittent problem.  Going to send an email to the manufacturer since there seems to be no way to talk to a real person.
     

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    Re: Check engine light on
    Reply #7 on: February 16, 2024, 01:08:57 am
    February 16, 2024, 01:08:57 am
    *Originally Posted by papaw [+]
    What did you do with the white wire?


    I did not connect the white wire as the instructions said.  However, today the thing is working.  Seems to be an intermittent problem.  Going to send an email to the manufacturer since there seems to be no way to talk to a real person.

    From memory it is more reliable when using the white wire. I connected to rear din power wire and it works perfectly.

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    Re: Check engine light on
    Reply #8 on: February 16, 2024, 08:44:36 am
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    If the battery voltage gets too low the service light comes on and the date and time need resetting - happened a couple of times on mine - I don’t use a tender
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    Re: Check engine light on
    Reply #9 on: February 16, 2024, 04:00:03 pm
    February 16, 2024, 04:00:03 pm
    Yes I have had to reset date and time when battery has been disconnected.  Answer came back from Healtech, that I should connect the white wire to a switched powered wire and see if the problem happens again.  This is what I wanted to avoid in buying the Thunderbox.  Now I have to decide what is the least invasive switched wire to use, though that makes the Thunderbox pointless.