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MJCatfish

Electrical Issue with Sportsman 400

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I was out plowing snow for about 1 1/2 hrs today with my 2005 Sportsman 400. All of the sudden with no warning the engine quits and the LED display goes blank. I turned the key off and back on nothing. I check a few wires, including the battery connections. Nothing. Anybody have any ideas?

MJ

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I did put a lock and ride windshield on a few weeks ago and re-zip-tied the cables back onto the handlebars. Maybe I pulled them a little too tight. I'll go check that now.

Thanks,

MJ

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That's what it was. However, I think I burned my high beam bulb out. (I'd heard that can happen with electrical issues. Is that true?) Everything else works but the high beam.

Thanks,

MJ

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I wouldn't rule it out.

One other thing to note is that on the SP models, I think yours included, the 4x4 system is wired through the headlight pod. I know it sounds odd, but if the bulb is burned out, you might not have 4 wheel drive.

This happened on my '00 SP500. Burned out light, no 4x4. Replace bulb, 4x4 worked again.

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My 4x4 is working and looking through the lens, the bulb looks good. Guess it'd be best to pull the lens off to take a closer look. Thanks for the information.

MJ

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