LockedPolaris self-resetting fuses?

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elkbow
Respected Member
2006/08/26 21:47:42
Anyone run regular fuses instead of the self-resetting fuses?  I'm carrying regular fuses just in case I need them, those self-resetting fuses in my '05 700 EFI are expensive, was wondering if anyone used regular fuses in their place?
streamline
Mud Monster
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 01:06:07
Is it possible to use a circuit breaker style fuse to replace them? Like this style pictured here. They are self reseting.
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post edited by streamline - 2006/08/27 01:09:09

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scottginfla
Mud Master
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 06:20:45
dave, could you elaborate a little more as to the location and curcuits they control?
elkbow
Respected Member
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 08:25:15
scott, the regular fuses in the front of your machine, under the cover in the front storage, are self-resetting fuses....they are black and look like a normal fuse, but they are in fact, self-resetting fuses....

they are in the bottom left on this picture, ignore the relays to the right of them, I took this picture originally to show how much dirt was in my relay sockets..:
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 08:30:04
you would think that you should be able to use regular fuses. it's just that when they break, they just wont reset. i'm sure that the self-resetting fuses don't blow/reset very often, so i would think that regular ones would work.
elkbow
Respected Member
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 08:33:42
thats what i was thinking sidekick, the reason I am asking is, even though my machine runs good, it still trips the error 51 code, and you know from my sticky on the top of this page everything I have done to eliminate it, the main problem that trips the code is the bolt coming loose on the center of the coil, which is a ground, that would fix most peoples issues, but i still trip the code.  I have put in a new coil, fuel injectors, voltage regulator....I've also checked all grounds, did voltage drop tests, etc. ....this weekend I put in new relays and I was thinking of installing new fuses in cases one of the self-resetting fuses is bad and resetting and causing the computer to pick up the problem and tripping the code...
post edited by elkbow - 2006/08/27 08:49:26
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 08:37:27
that is a possiblity. one of the SR fuses could be malfunctioning, and thus messing with the computer. good idea!
elkbow
Respected Member
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 08:50:09
i figured I would give it a shot and see, something is still tripping that code, could be just the computer, but who knows...
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 09:25:37
yeah, it's worth a try.
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 09:37:10
wiat i do not have those on mine i just have the regular ones ....but that would be pretty messed up if it was only a fuse
elkbow
Respected Member
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 10:39:07
Ya, the 800 has a different setup, not sure how their electrical works, well I do for the most part, just don't know what they use in place of the fuses...
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 11:49:24
yeah it just uses regular automotive fuses
elkbow
Respected Member
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 12:34:30
crimshaw, I looked at the parts manual on your 800 machine, you use the same self-resetting fuses....they look like regular fuses, but in fact they are self-resetting fuses..
mad man mudder
Mud Master
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 12:44:09
Just a question why not replace it with a new one if this does not work I would think you have a problem some other place.
scottginfla
Mud Master
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 13:58:52
can anyone tell me what circuts these control? the service manual only shows them as part of the electrical system, i have not  looked at the wiring diagram to trace them back .
pstock44
Mud Maniac
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 14:20:14
If you used regular auto fuses it would at least tell you if they are popping. And what circuit is doing it. It wouldn't mean your resettable fuses are bad though, just that they are doing their job. The problem with them is that you don't know what circuit is causing you a problem (if one of them really is) because they reset before you can get in there to test them. Try the auto fuses for awhile and see if they help you narrow down the cause of your problem.
elkbow
Respected Member
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 16:03:22
ORIGINAL: mad man mudder

Just a question why not replace it with a new one if this does not work I would think you have a problem some other place.

 
A new self-resetting fuse or a auto fuse?  I may try to regular fuses and see if one pops...or if it changes anything...
 
 
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 17:10:24
well someone mighhave used a diferent kind or something on mine cause ive looked at them very slosly and its just a regular fuse  ill get a pic in just a few minutes
POPO700EFI
Grass Hog
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 18:47:28
Hey Elkbow what you got in that thing a suped up V8[:D] LOL but really whats all the yellow wires for just wondering.
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 19:33:50
mine are in fact just regular fuses  so does that answer your question they been in since i got it  havent had one pop yet if ya dont believe me look at the pic...lol

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elkbow
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RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 21:54:10
Crimbshaw, if thats whats in your machine, someone swapped the real ones out, because that isn't what is supposed to be in there..
 
Can you take a pic of the fuse panel?
elkbow
Respected Member
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/27 21:56:27
ORIGINAL: POPO700EFI

Hey Elkbow what you got in that thing a suped up V8[:D] LOL but really whats all the yellow wires for just wondering.

 
well, its cleaner now, I routed all the wires differently, made a new ground, tie wrapped.  When I took that picture, I had everything out of the machine troubleshooting and electrical problem.
 
The yellow wires are all grounds.  They are for the 3 headlight mod, electrical water temp gauge, lighted work light switch, relays for the work light to come on when in reverse, heated hand grips, etc.
 
 
RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/28 06:43:12
ok heres one of the fuse panel
post edited by crimbshaw188 - 2006/08/28 15:30:31

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RE: Polaris self-resetting fuses? 2006/08/28 15:38:57
ok last one didnt do right so here is a pic

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