Lockedarctic cat 400 electric problems help!!

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2009/06/11 17:13:52 (permalink)

arctic cat 400 electric problems help!!

I have a 2004 arctic cat 400 and have been having some problems... it has started blowing fuses. it blew every ignition fuse i put in it. it has a brand new charged battery. i fugured it would be a bad ground so i searched out a ground on the side of the automatic transmission belt cover. the wire looked fine and i removed the bolt, cleaned it, and screwed it back in tightly, and replaced all the fuses. but now not only does it not start, i have no power, not even enough to turn on the gauges or headlights. please help. any advice would help. thanks
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    turbocoupe88
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    Re:arctic cat 400 electric problems help!! 2009/06/11 20:42:29 (permalink)
    in all reality to make sure you have a good ground it should go from the battery to the starter bolt.
    i also run a second ground from the starter bolt to the frame as well.
    also if you have a test light, if you put it on the ground wire and turn the key on, the ground is no good.

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    Re:arctic cat 400 electric problems help!! 2009/06/12 08:01:44 (permalink)
    The ONLY way to troubleshoot electrical problems is to find a wiring diagram and see what devices are on the circuits in question.  OK, so maybe its not the only way, but your ****ing in the wind just "hunting" for loose wires.  Get on google and search for a service manual for your particular bike.  Give me the details about your bike and I'll try to find it too. 

    Anyway, if you find a wiring diagram you can chop up(figuratively, don't cut any wires) the electrical system and start isolating components/wires.  I doubt a loose ground is causing you to blow fuses.  As a ground connection degrades the resistance goes up causing the current to go down.  More than likely you've got a bad electrical component or a nicked/scratched/cut wire. 

    Do you have a meter for checking voltage and continuity?  Or just a test light?  Or neither?

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    Re:arctic cat 400 electric problems help!! 2009/06/12 12:29:49 (permalink)
    ive got a meter for checking voltage. ill look up a wiring diagram and start checking everything. thanks

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    Re:arctic cat 400 electric problems help!! 2009/06/12 12:35:37 (permalink)
    http://www.wiringdiagrams21.com/2009/02/05/arctic-cat-snowmobile-wiring-diagram-and-electrical-system-2002

    Ok I don't know squat about arctic cats but here's a link to a diagram that I think will apply to your bike.  Well its a bunch of diagrams but I think the one for your bike is in there. 

    Hope it helps.

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    Re:arctic cat 400 electric problems help!! 2009/06/12 12:38:17 (permalink)
    BTW if you can't get it to download let me know.  I've got it downloaded and I'll email it to you.

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    Re:arctic cat 400 electric problems help!! 2009/06/12 12:50:41 (permalink)
    Woops just realized I copied the wrong link.  Here's the ATV wiring link. 

    http://www.wiringdiagrams21.com/2008/07/16/2007-arctic-cat-atv-wiring-diagram

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    Re:arctic cat 400 electric problems help!! 2009/06/12 14:44:28 (permalink)
    i got it to download. thanks alot

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    Re:arctic cat 400 electric problems help!! 2009/06/12 14:45:11 (permalink)
    No prob....  Let me know if you need help deciphering the diagram or anything. 

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