Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: HOT'lana, Ga, USA
Okay, help me out here b/c I'm not experienced with a multimeter. I ordered a replacement cable, spliced the factory connector onto the end of it, plugged it all in and put the GPS in the cradle and nothing happened. Frustrated I took everything apart including disconnecting the factory connector from the Garmin harness.
Testing (this is where I need help):
1. Turn the multimeter on and set it to Volts
2. Turn the bike on
3. Put the black lead from the multimeter on the negative batt terminal
Garmin Power Cable testing
4. Plugged the factory connector in the bike, connected the Power Cable by simply twisting the red to red and black to black. tested the red wire with the red lead and get around 8.8V
5. I then put the red lead on where the power cable contacts the back of the GPS and get 9.4V (does that make any sense?
What am I doing wrong and why isn't the GPS charging? The only difference b/w the cable that came with the GPS and this one, is the one supplied with the Garmin unit has the factory connector already spliced in.
ETA: It will charge via USB and it charged fine with the previous power cable as long as the pins made a connection.
2014 Multistrada GT
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Last edited by Gadgetech; Jun 18th, 2017 at 5:45 pm.