Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: South Jordan, Utah
1999 Sportsman 500, AWD not working (Dummy Maneuver)!
Hello all, I am new to the site and am very impressed with the amount of good info available.
I have a question for anyone willing and able to answer.....I had a dead battery and went to place the charger cables and had them reversed. I immediately saw smoke coming from the AWD switch pod and removed the cables as quickly as I could. Needless to say I fried the switch. I replaced the entire switch assembly thinking that was where the issue was and although the switch was bad there is another problem down the line as the front wheels still do not engage when turning on the AWD. The hub coils look good visually but I want to know if anyone knows if there is a likely spot between the switch and hub coils that I could check. Any help is much appreciated.