voltage regulator wires get HOT!!!
hey gang. 2000 polaris xc500. just picked it up a mth or so ago. when i fire her up the lights are very dim and the yellow wires and the black rubber plug that the voltage regulator plugs into get very hot. while this initial few minute warm up period is happening, i noticed that the light on the volt reg is NOT glowing. after a few mins, the lights get bright, the glow returns to the volt reg, and the wires begin to cool down. ive read lots of info on the forum but cant find an answer. i have cleaned brushed sanded down metal mounting plate on volt reg, and sanded down the sled frame literally down to bare metal. 13-13.5 reading on volt meter. CAN ANYONE HELP??? thanks snowballs