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Seems my Fuel light does not work when the tank is low. The light works when the ignition is first turned on.
This happened before winter on a ride, and I can't remember exactly how much gas it took at the pump. But it took enough gas to indicate that the sensor is not working.
I just siphoned all the gas out today, to see if the light would come on,,,, no luck. I'm not real sure if I got "all" the gas out either. I attempted to have the fuel pump drain it by,, pulling the hose off at the top of the pump, and then putting a piece of hose on that and to a gas jug. Then just turn the key on. But I don't hear the pump run or anything.
So what/where is the sensor that trips the light to come on???? Do I have to pull the pump??
 

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You need to remove the fuel pump, and replace the sensor.

Someone will be along in about 5-seconds to give you the PN for the sensor.... 5-4-3-2-1...



















 

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Oops,,,,,,, sorry,,,,,,,,,,,, '97 Aspy.

Alex,,,,,,, is that the only way to replace the sensor? Would I not be able to get the whole piece to just bolt/rivet back on with the wire??
 

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Yep, you can buy the entire assembly rather than replacing just the thermistor, but it's about 2-3 bucks for the thermistor and about 40-45 bucks for the entire sensor "can assembly"... For what it's worth, when I did mine, I replaced the entire can at 40-45 bucks...

BTW - nice detailed post by WInger77 ;)

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Easy job.............you can search on this site for "low fuel sensor" and you will find the part number and replacement procedure. Simply involves opening the hatch to the fuel tank, pulling out the pump assemble and replacing the complete little canister with the wire leading off it.

I simply googled the part number after getting it off this site and got a pretty reasonable price of $28.00 as I recall.

One of the easiest repairs I have done so far on my '98 SE.

Have fun!

T.
 

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Thank you Gentlemen :waving:

I did a little more researching and discovered that it can take up to a minute or so, for the sensor to react. It needs time to "heat up". So I'll double check by leaving the key on for a bit longer then I did before.
 

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I didnt know there was a low fuel light on these things. Cool learn sumptin new everyday.
 

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Another thing to note, At least on My 95 Aspencade.

Is when the gas starts to get low, I just get a slight glow to the light.

As it gets lower the light gets brighter.

I thought it was my imagination and then seen it written a couple of places.

What are the rest of you guys findings? Is it the same for you?

Mohawk
 

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Another thing to note, At least on My 95 Aspencade.

Is when the gas starts to get low, I just get a slight glow to the light.

As it gets lower the light gets brighter.

I thought it was my imagination and then seen it written a couple of places.

What are the rest of you guys findings? Is it the same for you?

Mohawk
Same on mine once I replaced the thermister. Slight then brighter.
 

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I didnt know there was a low fuel light on these things. Cool learn sumptin new everyday.
If you have an Interstate, forget about it!

They didn't come with the low fuel warning light.
 

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Mohawk,,,,,,,,,,, Yes,, mine did the same when it was working.
 

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Found it for $35.56 again at Partzilla.com............which is little more than I paid when I ordered it from them some time ago, but still reasonable in my view. You will have to enter the part number in there search section at the top of their OEM parts page as the parts fiche doesn't show it.

Part # is, of course...........37810-MN5-008

Let us know how you make out............

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Thanks tnoort,,,,,, but a little late, already placed the order with Honda line. Going to be a week or better before I get it. Gives me time to get the rest of the maintenance done for the upcoming season.
Thanks to everyone :waving:
 

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I've heard that what burns those things up is fueling your bike with the key on accessory. Not sure how true that is but could be possible.
 

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I didn't think mine worked, then one night I was in the middle of no where (west side of Cayuga Lake) and it came on at 210 or 215 miles. I think I was at 220 or 225 miles when I got to a gas station.

I usually fill up at around 150-180 miles but wasn't paying attention that night.
 

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I whould fill it up ride about 200 210 miles it should come on my 94 SE comes on around 210 220. from what i have read if light comes when turn the key on then its working its starts off dim and lower the fuel gets the brighter it gets
 
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