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2005 sportster. couldn't get blidge, nav lights or blower

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2005 sportster. couldn't get blidge, nav lights or blower to work. disconnected batt cables. 10 min. bilge pump, nav lights work, blower no. voltage to blower .39v. am i missing a fuse that might be bad?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** you for allowing me to assist you today.

Either a fuse or the switch is bad. Check the voltage going to the center of the switch and see what you have there, with the switch off.

Let me know what you find.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

how do i get to that switch? do i have to remove the top cover to get to it?

Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
The switch panel is removable. It is held in with 4 small screws.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

was able to remove switch without removing dash, no screws. voltage to switch (black wires) good. no voltage to blue wire (believe thats the light), no voltage to brown wire ( to blower). Jumped black to brown, no help.

Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Does the light come on when you turn the switch on?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Light does come on
Expert:  Charles replied 1 year ago.
Ok with the switch hooked up and turned on, see if you are getting power to the leads going to the blower. I have a feeling that you are looking at a failed switch and a failed blower.

Let me know what you find.

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