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2006 700 EFI Main Fuse keeps blowing
About a month ago I purchased a 2006 700 EFI. Its worked well, with a few problems.
The first problem was that the battery did not seem to be charging when the machine was running. I would leave it on a charger but after a few days (running it every day), it would be nearly depleted. I would intermittently get a "VOLT" error on the panel as well.
These problems sound like an issue with the voltage regulator, however, I never got around to doing some tests with the voltmeter, because a few days ago, the machine quit while running. Everything was dead.... no lights on the panel.. no nothing. Cannot crank start it. No display.. no nothing.
So I looked at the fuse box and sure enough, the main 30 amp fuse was gone.. so I put in the spare... POW.. it blew as soon as I put it in... (Hadn't even put the key in yet). So I've torn the thing apart looking for a loose wire but so far I haven't found anything that is obvious.
I did unplug the voltage regulator but even with that unplugged, I'm still getting voltage on that 30 amp fuse... even with the key turned off and removed.. I've looked at the wiring harness and I'm having a heck of a time finding the short... Anyone have ANY kind of help?? Thank you very much... first post to this forum!