Extreme ATV Enthusiast
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Argh!! AWD Switch is acting like a kill switch.
Took the bike out for a rip tonight and as soon as I hit the snow I switched on the AWD and it killed the bike. When it was sitting there it did flick on and off continuously.
Some recent history. Had it out the May long weekend and was hitting some mud over the weekend then on the last day this also happened and got towed back to camp. Figured then it was water in somewhere. Got home and tackled it with the multim-eter and kinda figured the problem was in the switch with the lights, reverse override, kill switch, etc.. Got busy with work and life and hadn't touched it until Jan 3rd. Took it out for a few hours in the snow covered trails and no problems. Then took it out tonight and the problem is back.
I do believe it is either water (cause of the mud, then the snow) or just a loose wire. I printed out a couple pages from the service manual so I can tackle the problem tomorrow. Don't really know where the rectifier is.
My question is if anyone has experienced this as well, and what did you do to rectify it. Just am looking for some previous experience to shorten my project time.
Also, the bike runs just fine in 2x4.
Thanks in advance!!
2010 Sportsman 400 H.O.
26" AMS Slingshot XT's
2000 lbs Warn winch
Extreme duty CV axles
OEM Deluxe Front Brush Guard
Oil pan heater
12v aux oulet
OEM hand guards
Lock n' ride rear storage box
Kolpin IV gun scabbard