You give resistance but add a "V" at the end indicating voltage. If you mean
ohms I doubt it's that low of resistance. 1.0 is a dead short (or current
limiting resistor whish I am sure is not in there). check the scale on your
meter and see that you are in OHMS with the sled turned off. Also disconnect
the thumb warmer from any other wires (Isolate it to itself) ohm it from
wire to wire. If your meter is digital it will read 1.0 OHM or 10.0 ohms or
100.0 ohms or 1.0K Ohms look and watch the decimal point and look at the K
in the meter (meaning 1000). I would bet that the heater element is in the
very high ohm range.
> I had posted a similar question yesterday, so I wonder if you could
> my situation. My thumb heater doesn't work (dash indicator doesn't light
> either) It's a '95 Summit 670. Grip warmers work correctly. Checked
> with meter - ok. resistances across heater elements were 3.7V, 4.2V,
> Most everything is buried in wiring harnesses, so it's tough to follow the
> wires. Was looking for experiences from people as to where in these
> problems usually crop up.
> >Morley, did I cover this with you in totally groups? I gave someone a
> >complete procedure for figuring out why they were not working. If you
> >volt/ohm meter you can tell in 5 min where the problem is. Don't you live
> >outside of Toronto? If you have that meter and still can't find the
> >then I have 2 questions.
> > Q1, Are you 100% sure you used the meter correctly. (please do not be
> >offended by this question)
> >Q2, If you are 100% sure you know how to use your meter and it gave you
> >correct readings then tell me what each of the 3 heater elements gave
> >Also what was the voltage on the supply line feeding them while
> >and a reading while under load.
> >I will do the readings on mine if you want you can call me and I will
> >you through the repair. I think you have my E-mail and one of the E-mails
> >might have my number. If you need help I am here accross the lake.
> >01' SXR700
> >Rochester, NY
> >> The weather has not been cold enough to actually need them, but
> >> they are
> >> not working after testing them out. The thumb throttle heater is not
> >> neither..
> >> Sled is 97 sx700
> >> Checked the wiring harness going into the handle bars, lubed with
> >> grease, thats about it...
> >> Any other ideas?
> >> Thanks
> >> Morley