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post #1 of 9 Old 07-05-2006, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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If I have a short in the voltage regulator will it cause my atv not to start?
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try turning off all of those headlights, just a sugestion
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I wasn't running those lights. I have a shrort in the voltage regulator. If i wiggle the wires from the wiring harness, that I tiink goes to the eletric choke, the digital display goes out. Has anyone had a similiar problem?
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Could the cdi be messed up?
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I don't think it would be that. If you move the wires and the dash goes out, I would check the wiring harness very closely to look for worn spots or cracks in the insulation. All it takes is one spot to ruin the whole gig.
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I started looking at the fuse box and the only fuses that have power is the main and acc. Where do I go from there?
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Check to make sure all plugs are clean and connected tight.
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Take the fuse block off and look at the back of it. It should be jumpered from the main supply off to all the other sources, such as accessory plugs, lights, ign, etc. If this jumper is loose or corroded, it could be giving you a bad connection.
If you have a shorted voltage reg, you would get no regulation at all, so your lights should be very bright and pulsing with the motor. If you know for sure, I would replace it before you damage the CDI or something else. First, get a meter and check the regulator according to the manuals' instructions. Check grounds, and output from the regulator. If you're getting 18+Volts out of it, the regulator is gone, it should charge about 14-14.5Vdc at idle or justa above. Just go across the battery to measure this.
Lastly, go over the wiring harness carefully and look for anything that may be pinched, damaged insulation.

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What do you mean by jumpered?
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