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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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1998 honda fourtrax 300 4x4 neutral light wont come on

I have a 1998 honda fourtrax 300 4x4. I go an put it in neutral an the neutral light that is by my key wont come on an i cant use the eletric start. I need to no how to fix it asap. thanks
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Welcome to the forums...Free downloadable manuals in the Schematics/Manual help section on the Technical discussions board...Check the wires coming off the neutral switch for corrosion,breaks,bare wires,unplugged ,also check the bulb itself by unplugging the neutral light wires,and hooking them to a small 9v battery...

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Welcome to the forums. Like Deep said, check the wire where it plugs into the neutral switch. It could be unplugged or sometimes it can have a bad connection. Also, check your fuses.

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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would the bulb bein out make it not start with the push botton start?
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You can check the starter by jumping a screwdriver across both large terminals on the solenoid to see if it actually works...If it does,then I'd guess that you have a neutral switch,or wiring issue...Make certain the atv is in neutral before doing any of this..

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would the bulb bein out make it not start with the push botton start?
The neutral light is supposed to be on before the electric start will work, but if it's just a blown bulb, it will still work, because the neutral light bulb is in a parallel circuit. Do what Deep suggested, above, and if the starter works, check your fuses.

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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ok well i went out there an put screw diver on the positve of the starter an the postive of the battery. it tried to start but didnt. but i can push start it an it starts right up, i truely dont no whats wrong with it. a buddy says its probly the wirein harnass. help
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i checked the fuses an they werent blown. but the light is still not on an when i hit the elertic start button it wont do anythin.
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Have you checked to see if the wire was unplugged from the neutral switch?

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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There's a starting solenoid under the seat that the battery is attached to by a big battery cable,jump IT with the screwdriver to see if it will turn over,or start...Try this...

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