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Old 01-18-2009, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1995 polaris 600 triple. keeps blowing headlight only all other lights work. does anybody know what the problem is??????
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1995 polaris 600 triple. keeps blowing headlight only all other lights work. does anybody know what the problem is??????
It seems that it got too much voltage! Start up, idle some and measure the voltage onto the headlight. Maybe a circuit has been disassembly or loosen from a coupling.
The voltage from the the engine is high voltage. Its has a 12 V regulator that set voltage to 12 V (lights, heaters, instruments, etc).
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thats what mine is doing now

they did work til the low beam blew and tossed in a new bulb. now the high and low wont work and when a bulb is in the high beam indicator light on the dash stays lit. but when its out it only turns on when its set on high beam
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Try a new voltage regulator. My sled blew a few bulbs and a new voltage regulator fixed that. The regulators going bad was a common problem in polaris snowmobiles
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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what about the headlights dimming? My lights will dim at idle then all of a sudden go bright again...i tried fooling around with wires but nothing helped it. It goes so dim you can hardly see 3 feet in front of you,.... This all happens at idle. then it will brighten right up like its suppose to be..I think I read somewhere CDI? I dunnnooo
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Mine dims also at idle, but that is normal with most sleds. My bros xc does the same thing. Its normal to get brighter as the RPM's go up.
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what about the headlights dimming? My lights will dim at idle then all of a sudden go bright again...i tried fooling around with wires but nothing helped it. It goes so dim you can hardly see 3 feet in front of you,.... This all happens at idle. then it will brighten right up like its suppose to be..I think I read somewhere CDI? I dunnnooo
CDI is a separate circuit from the lights.

The lights going dim is normal at idle.
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No i mean they will dim and brighten up sitting at idle. Like they blink without touching the throttle. Sorry about that...I know they will brighten up once the RPMs come up. My lights will be bright at idle then almost go out then come back on. And it doesnt help if I rev it up. They will still be almost out then all of a sudden come back bright again...
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Either a bad ground or the regulator is getting ready to fail.
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ok I'll check the ground...any idea were the ground is for the lights? Is it just at the regulator?
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Follow the black wires.
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Voltage Regulator, better call Dennis Kirk, just ordered one for a buddy on a '98 Polaris 440 sport, I believe the part# 21-58 or 21-30 and price is $16.95
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ok i'll check it out guys thanks!!
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Yea before i replaced the regulator, the lights sometimes would be bright, and sometimes not. Now they are a steady beam of light.
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