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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-26-2019, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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I'm all of a sudden having electrical problems with my 2017 Honda Pioneer. The battery seems to be low and when I put the charger on it, it still won't start and makes a buzzing noise from the engine compartment. The dash lights are also flickering. If anyone can give me a clue what may be causing this I would appreciate it. I probably don't have 200 miles on this unit.
I hate to take it into the dealer if it's something simple I can fix.
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I'd have the battery load tested. That's about as simple as you can get..and hope for..

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Does the quad sit out in freezing temps in the winter? Sounds like it froze the battery. When this happens, the lead plates can fracture and turn a 400 amp hour battery into a 100 amp hour batt. Best way to avoid it? Make sure the batt is fully charged all winter (float charger).

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also check all your connections to make sure there clean and solid, and all fuses are good!

low battery will give a LOT of issue's and these new atv's/utv's/sxs's
all draw a lot of power even when parked, so if you don't keep them on a maintainer, battery life can be very short!
so I agree, have battery load tested to at least rule it out, and NOT just a voltage reading on a meter, but load tested!
auto parts store test for free!
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