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2010/08/19 19:26:38 (permalink)

how to tell year of arctic cat??

I bought a 99 arctic cat 300 4x4 with a missing key (its not stolen i called and ran the vin) but when i try to order a ignition and key the lowest year is a 2000 he said it was a 99 when i bought it i looked at the vin and  i think the 3rd and 4th  or mabe 4th and 5th are 00 so im guessing its a 2000 model??  while were at it anyone got a ignition and keys for sale for less than $49 thats what they are online
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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/19 19:32:05 (permalink)
    Usually it is the 4th and 5th digits.  They typically say 4UFblablabla.  After the 4UF will be the year.  Or on the 90's, its RFB and then the year.  LOL

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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/19 19:36:43 (permalink)
    ok ill go look again when i pull up the ignition switch online it says that your vin must be after  and gives a vin number... Im about confused as **** now...
    I have 3 wires and i need a switch lol thats all I know
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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/19 19:44:49 (permalink)
    the tenth digit will tell you the year. 



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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/19 19:48:34 (permalink)
    ok so mine is 4uf00ata   so on and so on so so mine is a 90s like the guy said   that sucks there is none online for anything under a 2000     do you know how the switch works?? I have 3 wires I see universal 3 wire switches with keys so i guess that will work  all it is is off on for acc then on for acc and im guessing connects the starter button and everything else? I dont wanna spend $150 at the dealership for a ignition when i only paid 600 for the four wheeler lol
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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/19 19:49:43 (permalink)
    hmm according to his chart mine is a 2000 but the first is 4uf???
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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/19 20:58:18 (permalink)
    He is right on the chart.  According to your vin with 4uf00, your is a 2000 model either way.  Must have been purchased in late 99'.

    3430-028 or 3430-040 (both part numbers show up on the 2000, the 028 is the only part number for the 99)
    My 2003 uses the 3430-040.  Not sure what the difference would be other than the style of the key.  The only other thing that may be different would be the plug, but I bet it is simply refering to the key style.  Just get the 040, it should work either way.  If not, let me know and we will make it work.

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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/19 21:09:30 (permalink)
    Dmun500 is right, what is the 10th digit
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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/19 21:59:42 (permalink)
    take the ignition out and take it to a locksmith. They can make you a key in a matter of minutes. Cost you about $25.

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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/19 23:10:25 (permalink)
    or get an ign switch and have two keys
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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/20 18:20:13 (permalink)
    Im working on getting a ignition switch but I didnt know which to get.. Im just gonna take it to my buddys four wheeler shop and let him mess with it... Thanks for the info anyway
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    Re:how to tell year of arctic cat?? 2010/08/20 18:22:37 (permalink)
    and mine is only three wires two gray and a black so it shouldn't be to hard to wire up if i get the wrong switch and it wont plug up... I figure the two gray is 1 hot full time and other will be hot with key on and the black is the ground... May be wrong ill let the four wheeler shop do it...
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