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Lights Dim - 94 XLT

Ran my 94 today. All the lights are very dim on the sled. Any ideas what could be going on?


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Is the stator bad? Or could it just be a bad ground? Not sure where to start looking. Thanks!


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Make sure that the regulator is well grounded.

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Electrical is not my "thing". Where is the regulator located on this sled?


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Most likely near your key switch and the choke level is at. It looks like a small black box .. thats the regulator. WL
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I took the regulator off, cleaned everything. Lights are still low. I noticed when I flip anything with a light, brake, warmers, lights, the rpms drop.


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turn the hand warmers off and anything that hooks to the power like the helmet heat shield and such - trace one step at a time. Does the light go back to the normal mode? WL
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Thanks for the help. It ended up being a bad regulator.


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im having a similar problem on my fathers snowmobile. If you dont mind me asking, how much was the regulator?
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im having a similar problem on my fathers snowmobile. If you dont mind me asking, how much was the regulator?
Although they are pricey at about $80, I would suggest getting the factory replacement from Polarisman.com instead of one of those cheap $30 aftermarket ones. I went through 3 of those before getting a OEM replacement to solve my regulator problems. They worked great for a week or two then, usually on my way home in the dark, they would burn up and I would lose all the lighting.

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im having a similar problem on my fathers snowmobile. If you dont mind me asking, how much was the regulator?
Mine was a Polaris regulator from the dealership, and it was $61.


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