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Old 01-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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06 F5 Speedometer Problems

I recentley purchased a 2006 F5 with about 600 miles on it (Well I think there are only that many miles on it,) and I really havent ridden it that much this year but for some reason the odometer doesn't change, and the speedometer doesnt work either. The only thing that shows is the RPM. I am not that familiar with Arctic Cat's so I'm wondering if anyone else has had a problem like this with their sled, and what you could recommend to fix it. I bought a service manual and can't seem to find anything that would help me troubleshoot the problem. Any input would be great, that way if I take it to someone to have it looked at they wont try and screw me over. Thanks!!
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Speedo cable or junction box on the end of the driveshaft is broke
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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someone said something about maybe the cluster might be shot?
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From a look at the micro fiche, it appears that the speedometer isn't a mechanical drive, but electrical. The fault could be with either the Tach/Speedo Cluster, the sensor/sending unit for the speedo, or it could be a wiring issue in the main harness.
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From a look at the micro fiche, it appears that the speedometer isn't a mechanical drive, but electrical. The fault could be with either the Tach/Speedo Cluster, the sensor/sending unit for the speedo, or it could be a wiring issue in the main harness.
Is there a way that I can try and troubleshoot this on my own, or is best to take it to a shop and have them deal with it? I just dont want to screw things up worse.
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With out a wiring diagram or specs on the electrical outputs, it would be hard to trouble shoot. A person could try to substitute a new speedo/tach unit to eliminate that as the problem, but unfortunately the policy with most electrical parts is "No Returns". You buy it and don't need it, you are stuck with it. I'm guessing that that Speedo/Tach wouldn't be cheap. Maybe some else here can offer better advice. I'm no electrical wiz.
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With out a wiring diagram or specs on the electrical outputs, it would be hard to trouble shoot. A person could try to substitute a new speedo/tach unit to eliminate that as the problem, but unfortunately the policy with most electrical parts is "No Returns". You buy it and don't need it, you are stuck with it. I'm guessing that that Speedo/Tach wouldn't be cheap. Maybe some else here can offer better advice. I'm no electrical wiz.
I appreciate your input. I guess I'll just have to look into alittle more.
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Electronic speedo sending unit is located on the end of the drive shaft on the LHS. Check to make sure 2ndary clutch hasn't nicked the wiring bundle in that area.
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