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Old 03-11-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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I have a 09 550 ATV that the headlights stopped working. I checked the fuses and they are fine. Only has 40 miles on it....any suggestions?
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I have a 09 550 ATV that the headlights stopped working. I checked the fuses and they are fine. Only has 40 miles on it....any suggestions?
high or low won't work??
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there is two fuses one for low one for high at least on my 400 there is. Now if the fuses are still good i would check to make sure your key switch is working right and providing power down the line.
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as nwn said check the key switch, follow to the relay, then to the headlight connecters etc, i know u said that u checked the fuses but how did u check? just get a visual that the metal is connected in the middle? anways what i do to check if my fuse is dead is i take a peice of speaker wire and connect it where the fuse goes if it works then the fuse is dead.
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as nwn said check the key switch, follow to the relay, then to the headlight connecters etc, i know u said that u checked the fuses but how did u check? just get a visual that the metal is connected in the middle? anways what i do to check if my fuse is dead is i take a peice of speaker wire and connect it where the fuse goes if it works then the fuse is dead.
Not always a good idea! If there is a dead short somewhere in the system you are going to fry something ,that is why there is a fuse to protect things. Use a powered tester set on ohms for resistance and check for conductivity on the fuses.Sometime they break where you can't see it.
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Not always a good idea! If there is a dead short somewhere in the system you are going to fry something ,that is why there is a fuse to protect things. Use a powered tester set on ohms for resistance and check for conductivity on the fuses.Sometime they break where you can't see it.

do ^^^^^^^ it the only real way to check a fuse LOL and its faster


yep some times a fuse will blow and you cant see it
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I always take my test light and run all the fuses in place, if theres power on both sides of the fuse from the top it's good.

Plus I can check every fuse in the panel in a few seconds.
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like rapier said: You can also take a continuity tester and check each fuse that way. How ever that takes alot of time. Or replace all fuses with type 1 breakers.
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