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Old 03-12-2012, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ignition key switch removal?

Ok so I ordered a new black dash cover for my 07 rancher es and I am trying to get the ignition key switch out of the old cover. I have release the tabs on the backside of the cover and slid the switch out but not I cant figure out how to get the cord out? I am assuming that I need to take it loose from the harness and pull it through, but how do I remove it from the harness? The only way I can tell is through the radiator cover opening but it is so tight I will never be able to get my hand in there. Are there any other ways to access the connection? I cant see having to take the front fenders off to have to change the dash cover on this atv? Am I missing something?
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok so I ordered a new black dash cover for my 07 rancher es and I am trying to get the ignition key switch out of the old cover. I have release the tabs on the backside of the cover and slid the switch out but not I cant figure out how to get the cord out? I am assuming that I need to take it loose from the harness and pull it through, but how do I remove it from the harness? The only way I can tell is through the radiator cover opening but it is so tight I will never be able to get my hand in there. Are there any other ways to access the connection? I cant see having to take the front fenders off to have to change the dash cover on this atv? Am I missing something?
it unplugs from in the front..on the metal bracket..once you get it unplugged ?..you will need to loosen the hold down clamps that are holding the handle bars...back them out enough to raise the handle bars high enough..so you can pull the wire loop through the gap..thats all there is too it.
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and you can access the plug in..by removing the inner splash gaurds from either side of the front wheels.
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Thanks shadetree! So the end that plugs into the wiring harness, (behind the radiator, below the handlebars) is smaller than the hole in the dash cover where the ignition key is correct? It will just slide through? Also I am assuming that the splash guards are bolted in? Or are those the plastic buttons? How do they come out? Thanks in advance!
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Okay now I have the white connectors separated but it is still attached to the frame. How do I disconnect the top part of the wide connector from the frame and pull it up from the top? Thanks in advance!
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Okay now I have the white connectors separated but it is still attached to the frame. How do I disconnect the top part of the wide connector from the frame and pull it up from the top? Thanks in advance!
you will need to open up some hold down's that the ignition wire runs through..there is about 1 or 2 of them that it goes through. once you get the connector unplugged..then just pull it up through the top side..and under the handle bars. those plastic buttons are push pins...pry the center up..then work the bottom part of the pin up..then pull the whole pin out. and then loosen the screws that are holding the splash shield to the front fender from under neath the fender.
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and just so you know your unplugging the right connector for the ignition switch ?..it's a round connector.
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Yes I unplugged to round white connect. But when I try to pull it up it is attached to the black bracket.
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Anybody know how this works?
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I think there's a little square hole in the metal tab and the plastic connector has a tab that locks into the square hole. Usually, you can get hold of the connector and wiggle it side to side and at the same time, pull up hard on the connector and it should come off the tab. It might be hard to get your hand on it because of where it's located, though.
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