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1992 1500 SE no headlite/tail

I have a 1992 1500 se with a light problem it will run if you jump the starter solenoid but I have no head lights or tail lights or add on lights. I do have brake and turn and radio. there is a box on the batt side that has 9 wires coming from it and connects to the battery and five fuses but I have no juice to any of the fuses it says its a RDI and I don't know any thing about them please help
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I have a 1992 1500 se with a light problem it will run if you jump the starter solenoid but I have no head lights or tail lights or add on lights. I do have brake and turn and radio. there is a box on the batt side that has 9 wires coming from it and connects to the battery and five fuses but I have no juice to any of the fuses it says its a RDI and I don't know any thing about them please help
I'm not sure of what the "RDI" box is, sounds like a PO add-on (maybe a brake light modulator)...but as far as the electrical problem? I would start on the left side of the bike checking the applicable fuses. If they are OK, you need to check the applicable relays in the box next to the fuse box.
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I agree with Norm. I too bet the PO added the fuse block. I know Toyota uses the acronym RDI for their cooling and condenser fans. Maybe the PO used a box out of a Toyota to add something.

If fuse number 12 has blown you will have no starter and no headlights. It would also start if you jump the solenoid but no headlights.
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I agree with Norm. I too bet the PO added the fuse block...
+1... In which case, the aftermarket fuse block is typically powered by a single fuse (between positive battery terminal and fuse block ~3" away)... check that the fuse is ok; if it is not, then check if there is a Relay that powers that fuse block... if it is bad, then nothing downstream of it will get power.

If it is a problem with an aftermarket fuse block, then I don't understand why that would affect the headlights or tail lights... yet anything is possible, if custom wiring is present.

Here's a typical example, with fuse shown on left, relay on right:


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how do i post a picture of this box

I will post a picture of the box if I can figure out how the guys at the dealer ship did not know what it was
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To post a picture click below the text box that says go advanced if you are doing a quick reply.If you are doing a standard reply click on manage attachments down below the box, then browse to the picture and upload it.

Did you check the 5 amp fuse. I bet the RDI box is the fuses for the add on lights. I bet they are wired to come on with the standard lights. If that is so the 5 amp fuse would answer all your issues. If the 5 amp fuse has power it trips the relay for the standard lights. If in fact the add ons are wired to the standard lights (it makes sense) all should come to life. Don't overlook this fuse because it is a small fuse. (5amp) That fuse supplies power to trip a relay that carries lots of amperage to lights and other things when active.
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mystery box

this is what the box looks like but i don't know what it is
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Yup, that's a generic add on fuse box. A person could use it for whatever they might want to. It probably came out of a Toyota if it says RDI on it.
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yep it says rdi 6 seris on it
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