Check Engine and Red Battery Warning Light
So here is a good one.
I am running the Cycle Visions Eliminator LED Taillight/License Plate Frame. To add extra light to the rear of the bike, I decided to install two Radiantz LED Premimium 100 LED Z Flex units with a Dual Diode Circuit. (one Circuit per each strip) I tied the hot break light side of the Dual Diode into the brake light wire on of the Eliminator's harness and then, so I can turn the lower level running light on and off, I connected that wire directly to the accessory switch.
Both operations work just fine, break lights lite up when breaks are applied, and if left on (via the accessory switch) Running lites work appropriatly by turning them on and off at will.
After crusing with the accessory lights on for aproximatley six hours, my Check Engine light and Red Battery warning light came on. Furthermore the Voltage gage dropped from 14 to 12 Volts. The Voltage regulator and Stator are brand new, battery has a full charge.
1. Will using a LED connected to the accessory switch run down the battery even with the engine running? I believe i read someplace that said "Running lights using the accessory switch for long periods at low speeds will cause the warning light to come on"
It seems to me the charging system would keep the battery charged even though lights attached to the accessory switch are being used. No?
2. Would I stand less of a chance of experiencing warning lights if I connected the running light side of the diode dirctly into the Eliminator's harness and then connect the Eliminator into an equalizer such as the badlander III?
3. Will running additional LEDs confuse the computer on an 08 Ultra Classic, causing the warning lites to come on?