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Old 02-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Need help No lights

Sled runs great but there is no head light no tail light no dash light . Do you know what it could be. Thanks 1998 Polaris XLT SP. Everything was working.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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check to see if there is anything shorting out, i had the same problem with my 01 xcsp and it ended up being the connector for the heated visor, or it could be the voltage regulator
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would also say voltage regulator. I had the same problum. Its right behind the key panel. When the led is running it will glow orange.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Check the wiring harness connection that goes under your seat to the rear light. Could have become lose, and will cause your problem. Just use a light tester and see if you have any power to the wires that come off the engine. If you do, check to see if you have any power to the ones on the other side of the connector, if you don't then you have found your problem.
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I would also say voltage regulator. I had the same problum. Its right behind the key panel. When the led is running it will glow orange.
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Voltage Regulator probably went bad and blew all your lights out. Pull some bulbs and verify they are/aren't blown.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Voltage Regulator probably went bad and blew all your lights out. Pull some bulbs and verify they are/aren't blown.
If you replace the bulbs, don't rev the engine when you start it. Revving the engine will just fry your new lightbulbs. Just let it idle and see if the new bulbs light. If not, pull the yellow wire off the regulator and check for lights. Although they're a little pricey, get an OEM regulator. Aftermarket ones are junk and Polaris has superseded the original with one that is much better quality. Check Polarisman.com.
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would also say its your regulator. Been there too many times.
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If you replace the bulbs, don't rev the engine when you start it. Revving the engine will just fry your new lightbulbs. Just let it idle and see if the new bulbs light. If not, pull the yellow wire off the regulator and check for lights. Although they're a little pricey, get an OEM regulator. Aftermarket ones are junk and Polaris has superseded the original with one that is much better quality. Check Polarisman.com.

Yeah definitely don't start the sled if the bulbs are blown. I just wanted him to verify whether they're blown or not. If they're blown then it's the regulator, if they aren't blown then you'll have to look elsewhere for problems.

And yes, the new Polaris regulators are much better quality but tricky to mount on some applications.
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