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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys im new to this i have a 1996 sportsman 500 that the temp light comes on when the key is turned on and the bike isnt even running. The fan is hooked up to a switch so when the fan is on the hot light comes on. I took the engine sensor out and the light still was on even though the fan switch was off and the bike wasnt running. Would this be a ground problem? With the white and blue wire? If any one has a manual that would be great. The bike isnt really heating up i beleive its a false reading
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Power is fed to the hot lamp via the red/wht - when the blue/wht wire is grounded by the sensor, the light turns on

There is no interconnection between the hot lamp and the fan - a red/wht wire feeds power to the fan switch in the top of the radiator - a red white wire from the switch goes to the fan motor and the brown wire on the fan is ground.

I can email you a PDF manual - just PM your address and include a note of which manual you need.

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I need a manual for a 1996 sportsman 500 The problem im having is the hot lamp is on even though the bike isnt running. The guy before me wired up a manual switch to the fan which when i would flick the switch turning the fan on the hot lamp would come on which didnt bother me but now even with the fan off and the bike not running and it being cold when i turn the key to "on" the hot lamp comes on even with the hot lamp sensor unplugged
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 04:40 AM
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I sent you a manual - let me know if you need any more help

2006 Trailboss 330
2002 Sportsman 90
2005 TRX400EX (FOR SALE)
2003 LT-Z400 (needs engine work & is for sale)
2004 CRF250X
1971 Triumph 650 Bonneville (has 5 original miles)
1972 Triumph 650 Bonneville (undergoing restoration)
1979 Honda CBX (6 cylinder)
1970 Kawasaki G3SS 90cc Bushmaster
1976 Suzuki RE5 Rotary (not running & FOR SALE)
1981 Kawasaki KZ305-A
1981 Suzuki GS450T (undergoing repair & will be for sale when done)
1982 Kawasaki KZ750-H (FOR SALE)
1989 Honda VT1100C
2007 Vectrix VCTX Electric Scooter
1965 Montgomery Ward 3 1/2 HP Tecumseh Mini Bike
1970 Triumph T25 250cc Trailblazer
1968 Triumph 250cc Flat Tracker

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