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11-10-2012, 11:14 PM
As for your other question,
Pull the fuse for the acc plug. Set your meter to amp draw, stick the leads in that fuse holder. Turn on all your devices that are connected to that, and check the amp draw.
If its bordering the fuse you took out of that then maybe considering adding another relay lol you're good at that now.

If its not near the fuse rating for draw then just put all your light trigger wires on one fuse and leave the winch separate.
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I thought you had an 8 gauge wire going to the battery from that fuse block?
Weren't you going to add a fuse to that already?
I was, and am, but I had a brain fart. My concern is that the wire that is on the fuse that I bought (about 3 inches on each side of the fuse) is like 12 gauge and I wasn't sure if that wire alone would carry the total amps in my block regardless of what size fuse I put in it.
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As for your other question,
Pull the fuse for the acc plug. Set your meter to amp draw, stick the leads in that fuse holder. Turn on all your devices that are connected to that, and check the amp draw.
If its bordering the fuse you took out of that then maybe considering adding another relay lol you're good at that now.

If its not near the fuse rating for draw then just put all your light trigger wires on one fuse and leave the winch separate.
My rear lights are on a relay too.
The factory ACC fuse your speaking of in the back near the BAT right?
If it's bordering the fuse I take out and I add another relay, I would add that to the two winch triggers correct? One trigger is winch switch and the other is winch control module.
Right now I have a relay on the D2's, one on the SR10 and one on the rear lights. No relay on the two winch leads. Would I be correct in saying that the two winch leads are probably the overload when testing?
Well if you think its fine to combine my lights into a single trigger fuse that would clean up a lot. That's 15 amps right there I could put together. The winch came with a 7.5 amp fuse so that would be on it's own from ACC. I don't have the horn yet but that would be on it's own. So that's down to only 3 inline ACC fuses instead of 5, that's good.
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There's your problem right there.

If you are looking for POWER you need to connect your alligator clip to GROUND

If you are looking for GROUND you need to connect your alligator slip to POWER.


If you tapped into the DC wires right close to the plug, I'm guessing you connected it to the green wire when you should have connected it to the white with black tracer wire.

Where did you get this diagram? It's much easier to read than my shop manual.
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Where did you get this diagram? It's much easier to read than my shop manual.
Its out of my clymer manual.

All the factory service manuals I have are black and white and they suck. Try reading the Polaris wiring diagram haha
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Oh ok, I just have the B&W also. Not so easy for a beginner like me.


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As for your other question,
Pull the fuse for the acc plug. Set your meter to amp draw, stick the leads in that fuse holder. Turn on all your devices that are connected to that, and check the amp draw.
If its bordering the fuse you took out of that then maybe considering adding another relay lol you're good at that now.

If its not near the fuse rating for draw then just put all your light trigger wires on one fuse and leave the winch separate.
I finally checked the amps from all three of my lights, but I checked them separately before I unwired them. Each was pulling what I believe is amps? 0.170 was the reading for the two rear lights and 0.157 for each Rigid light. Does that seem right? I have my meter set on 10A with both tongs in the fuse and with the light on.
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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but have been reading it because I am adding heated grips to my 2008 700 griz. I orderd the harness 5KM-86171-00-00 based on another post on the GC site, after receiving it, it looks like it plugs in between the ac accessory outlet, and then provides two hot leads, I will check it with the VOM this weekend, but just wanted to confirm I am on the right track, ps the grips I purchased were the Quad Boss Grips.

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