Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Vehicle-down Sensor Output Voltage Inspection

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Special Tool - Measuring Adapter: 57001-1700

Main Harness [B] Vehicle-down Sensor [C]

Vehicle-down Sensor Output Voltage Inspection


Vehicle-down Sensor Output Voltage Connections to Adapter: Digital Meter (+) → W (sensor Y/G) lead Digital Meter (–) → BK (sensor BR/BK) lead

Vehicle-down Sensor Output Voltage Inspection


Output Voltage Standard: With sensor tilted 60
70° or more right or left: DC 0.65 1.35 V
With sensor arrow mark pointed up: DC 3.55 4.45 V


If the reading is out of the standard, replace the sensor.

Vehicle-down Sensor Output Voltage Inspection


If the reading is within the standard, remove the ECU and check the wiring for continuity between main harness connectors.

Special Tool - Hand Tester: 57001-1394

Disconnect the ECU and sensor connectors.

Wiring Continuity Inspection ECU Connector [A] ←→ Vehicle-down Sensor Connector [B] Y/G lead (ECU terminal 38) [C] BR/BK lead (ECU terminal 13) [D]

Vehicle-down Sensor Output Voltage Inspection


If the wiring is good, check the ECU for its ground and power supply (see ECU Power Supply Inspection in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter).

If the ground and power supply are good, replace the ECU (see ECU Removal/Installation in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter).

Vehicle-down Sensor Circuit

Vehicle-down Sensor Circuit


1. ECU

2. Vehicle-down Sensor

Vehicle-down Sensor Input Voltage Inspection
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