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Weymouth John

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on: November 28, 2021, 12:38:08 pm
Hi Y'all
Set off for a ride this morning only to find that the EFI warning light (orange) is permanently on. Bike runs normally but the only way to get rid of the light is to switch off the engine at the engine stop switch. Anyone got any ideas please.
Of course it's Sunday so no RE mechanics around in UK.
Cheers
John


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Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 01:08:41 pm
Hi Y'all
Set off for a ride this morning only to find that the EFI warning light (orange) is permanently on. Bike runs normally but the only way to get rid of the light is to switch off the engine at the engine stop switch. Anyone got any ideas please.
Of course it's Sunday so no RE mechanics around in UK.
Cheers
John
Maybe it's the engine temperature sensor problem that seems to be very common on the Meteor. It seems that RE will release an ECU update to correct it.


Weymouth John

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Reply #2 on: November 29, 2021, 10:38:33 am
Thanks XPOP....didn't know it was a common problem.....
John


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Reply #3 on: November 29, 2021, 11:39:13 am
I had the same problem, went to go for a ride on Meteor and found Engine MIL light continually on after start up, light stayed on during ride but  bike was going fine. Trip to R/E dealer the following day, put it on tester showed the fault as Undefined, they switched off light and so far all ok. Said if it happens again to bring it back for further investigations. I didn't know about the Engine Temp Sensor issue. Happened at 550 miles.


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Reply #4 on: November 29, 2021, 07:36:53 pm
The same for me. At around 600Km the red engine light started, diagnostic was a faulty temps sensor. I had the temp sensor replaced with a new one. 100Km after same issue, then the mechanic says to me that all his Meteor had this problem and RE was working to solve the problem. He told me that the ECU was programmed with expected values from the temperature sensor that were too narrow and that the smallest deviation outside the range caused the fault. He confirmed to me that this was not important and that I should wait for a feedback from RE about this.


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Reply #5 on: November 29, 2021, 08:14:14 pm
The same for me. At around 600Km the red engine light started, diagnostic was a faulty temps sensor. I had the temp sensor replaced with a new one. 100Km after same issue, then the mechanic says to me that all his Meteor had this problem and RE was working to solve the problem. He told me that the ECU was programmed with expected values from the temperature sensor that were too narrow and that the smallest deviation outside the range caused the fault. He confirmed to me that this was not important and that I should wait for a feedback from RE about this.

Useful information for all. Thank you!
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Reply #6 on: November 29, 2021, 09:26:17 pm
Yes, thank you for all that info. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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Reply #7 on: December 09, 2021, 06:30:00 pm
Anyone having problems with Engine/MIL light on this is how to fix it, seen on You Tube, I tried it and it worked saved another trip to dealer

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XtaC12PGoo


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Reply #8 on: December 09, 2021, 08:35:40 pm
Anyone having problems with Engine/MIL light on this is how to fix it, seen on You Tube, I tried it and it worked saved another trip to dealer

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XtaC12PGoo

Most excellent!  Thanks!
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1966 Honda 65 Sport
1967 Honda CB160
1973 Honda CB750
1982 Honda V45 Magna - the most uncomfortable bike I ever did a cross country tour on!
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1995 Honda ST1100

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Reply #9 on: December 10, 2021, 02:50:32 am
Anyone having problems with Engine/MIL light on this is how to fix it, seen on You Tube, I tried it and it worked saved another trip to dealer

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XtaC12PGoo
Thank you for this! ;D


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Reply #10 on: December 11, 2021, 04:46:06 pm
Just to add to the thread as my Meteor Stellar had now run for about 650 miles and the EMS light came on yesterday. My local friend has the eBay EMS diagnostic tool which we used today and it showed an oil temperature error code which we cleared.
It cannot be an actual high temperature issue as I had only just started the bike when the light came on.
It seems the RE have a problem which needs attention.


Weymouth John

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Reply #11 on: December 12, 2021, 09:47:57 am
I've bought an OBD scannner specific for the Meteor (£35 on ebay) which plugs in to diagnose and it seems the warning we're getting is P0196 which is a low oil temperature warning. It "erases" quite easily and the light goes out and stays out......'til next time! The bike's performance at 1000 miles is unchanged if you have the warning light on.


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Reply #12 on: December 13, 2021, 03:13:01 pm
Had to look up what an 'OBD' scanner is - bit of a steep learning curve here.
Just completed 500 miles and yes, my orange light came on as soon as I turned the key. Did the YouTube delete procedure and it worked fine. For the moment...


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Reply #13 on: December 14, 2021, 11:54:21 am
Had to look up what an 'OBD' scanner is - bit of a steep learning curve here.
Just completed 500 miles and yes, my orange light came on as soon as I turned the key. Did the YouTube delete procedure and it worked fine. For the moment...

Same. Except mine came on at about 460 and the guys at the Enfield shop had “no idea” how to reset the light during the first service. Found a number of YT videos & it worked first try. Shame I can’t pay myself a steep labor charge for that...
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Reply #14 on: December 14, 2021, 02:12:31 pm
Treat yourself 😊.
Just ordered an OBD wotsit from ebay so there's a challenge for me over the festive period...