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Old 05-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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No power to starter button

I have a 2011 rancher at that was stolen last year. It has just been recovered & the ignition was missing. They had jury rigged a rocker switch to serve as the ignition. I bought a new Honda ignition & wiring harness & installed it. My problem is when I turn the key on, everything lights up but when I press the starter button, nothing happens. Bike is showing in neutral & everything else looks normal. The starter button is dead. Does anybody have any ideas what might be wrong?
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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does it make a clicking sound if so it could be the battery or the starter is dead if the starter is dead hit it with a wrench or check the fuse box under the seat to make sure there plugged in
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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other than what 300exboy ^^ listed...check to make sure the starter is even still hooked up from the starter solenoid !..lol.
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No, it does'nt make any noise at all. Before I removed the jury rigged rocker switch it would start fine. All we did was unplug the old harness & plugged in the new one, which was a bear to get to (no room). Like I said before, everything else works when you turn the key on, it will even shift gears when in automatic mode. Winch works, light's come on, dash panel light's up, but nothing when you push the starter button, no sound at all.
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Do you recall how many wires where used on the rocker switch? Was it wired into connector? Maybe something else was tamper with to get it to run.
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Hooka: When you turn the ignition on, you should then have positive voltage on ONE of the wires going to the starter button/switch. If you don't have voltage on one side of the switch, then there's probably a blown fuse. If you do have voltage on one side of the switch, then: 1. Check the ground to your starter solenoid, and 2. See if you are getting a click from the starter solenoid when you press the starter button. If you get a click, but the starter doesn't turn over, then make sure that the positive + wire from the battery is connected to one of the large terminals on the solenoid, and the positive + wire to the starter motor is connected to the other large solenoid terminal. Make sure all connections are tight and secure.
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There are 2 fuses in that start system -- Main fuse 2 -- 30 amp and Ign fuse 15 amp
Make sure the bike is in netural or pull the right hand brake when pushing the start button.
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No power to starter button

This happened to me check your battery and see if anything is loose on it because my battery was loose so if that doesn't work idk what to do
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Found the problem guy's. They had tampered with the kill switch. Fixed it. Also had a blown fuse. Works fine now. Thanks for the input, preciate it.
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Good find -- enjoy your ride and drive safe.
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