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I haven't seen a fuse in real life or in the diagram. I have the Goldwing book,,, hot out of the mail box.

I get volts right up to the fan plug... craziest thing. I would say bad plug but I space into the fan wiring and get it turning - but only off the battery.
 

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I haven't seen a fuse in real life or in the diagram. I have the Goldwing book,,, hot out of the mail box.

I get volts right up to the fan plug... craziest thing. I would say bad plug but I space into the fan wiring and get it turning - but only off the battery.
If the fan is known to work and you have volts right up to the socket where it pugs in check your ground. Fans are rubber isolated for vibration and motors need a real good ground because it draws a lot of power. Also see if you can do a continuity test between the fan and the battery + as well as the continuity between the fan ground and the battery - post.
 

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Fan motor is grounded through the thermo switch. The switch (on earlier GL's and probably on this one) shares the same ground as the ignition system, so if the bike runs its not the main ground terminal for that particular circuit. It could be a break in the ground wire itself. Check continuity between the green wire that goes into the thermo switch and a known good ground.
 

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I'm not so good with electrics... I need to get learning... I will do the best I can. Are you basically saying to test the ground on the fan with the meter red to a known 12v source? Like I'd go from the 12v battery source with thebred MM lead and check "continuity" by touching the black lead to what should be the fan ground?

Pardon my ignorance here but yeah,,, I'm unashamed... What choice do I have, lol
 

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And trails,,, there is a lot to digest in that thread. I'll take a better look when I get to a desktop or laptop... Think is,,, I could know MY bike as well to give a right answer. But I will take a look.

I'm working from this book. Slooooowly, lol
 

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I'm not so good with electrics... I need to get learning... I will do the best I can. Are you basically saying to test the ground on the fan with the meter red to a known 12v source? Like I'd go from the 12v battery source with thebred MM lead and check "continuity" by touching the black lead to what should be the fan ground?

Pardon my ignorance here but yeah,,, I'm unashamed... What choice do I have, lol
No.... do you have a multimeter? If not, you need one. Check out YouTube and watch a few videos on multimeters and how to check continuity etc. In this case you aren't looking for a specific voltage, you are just confirming the circuit is complete and that the ground wire isn't broken, damaged or disconnected.

This one isn't too bad... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TdUK6RPdIrA
 
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