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If I had to guess, I would think it is inside the controller ---- do you keep it outside , did it rain lately
Winch controller? When I first noticed it it hadn't rained in a couple of weeks.
Doesn't the wiring go thru the dash module on your model ? Wouldn't be considered a controller or maybe a module for a better term !
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If I had to guess, I would think it is inside the controller ---- do you keep it outside , did it rain lately
Winch controller? When I first noticed it it hadn't rained in a couple of weeks.
Doesn't the wiring go thru the dash module on your model ? Wouldn't be considered a controller or maybe a module for a better term !
You mean the meter?
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So u r thinking the winch connection may be culprit? Makes sense...
Initially yes, but winch is unhooked now and it's still doing it....
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Winch controller? When I first noticed it it hadn't rained in a couple of weeks.
Doesn't the wiring go thru the dash module on your model ? Wouldn't be considered a controller or maybe a module for a better term !
You mean the meter?
the dash pod , meter , screen , display or what ever you got on yours , if the neutral light , 4wd indicator , temp light and that kind of stuff is in the "Gizmo" , then may be that is where the problem is
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Doesn't the wiring go thru the dash module on your model ? Wouldn't be considered a controller or maybe a module for a better term !
You mean the meter?
the dash pod , meter , screen , display or what ever you got on yours , if the neutral light , 4wd indicator , temp light and that kind of stuff is in the "Gizmo" , then may be that is where the problem is
Well this one did go upside down in some water a couple of months ago. no sign of moisture in the display.

Kill switch works if I start the bike and then shut the kill switch off. I just can't get the meter to power down, and the bike will start with the key off.

Haven't had time to look at it again. Inlaws left yesterday and this morning I got up at dawn to get all the limbs cleaned up from the two big storms we had late last week.

Will hopefully get a chance to dig into it tomorrow morning early.
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^^^ @fishfiles

You said you tried another ignition switch. When you disconnected the old one did the light go out?? I think you said it did not go out.

"Another quick test to do is to put it in reverse with the key off. The reverse indicator light that normally would not come on if the key is off, but if it does come on with the key off, that will be helpful to know because both the neutral light and the reverse light are powered from a common connection within the display meter. So does the reverse light come on with the key off and the tranny in reverse?" Credit to Ktriebol on Foreman Forum. I'm not this smart.

Please read the rest of Ktriebol's post. He goes into great detail about how to track down the problem being in the display.

https://www.hondaforeman.com/130-for...tch-off-2.html
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Is your 500 a Rubicon or an FM? I was looking at the FM diagram earlier, maybe I was looking up the wrong bike? The FA models have two 30a fuses, main and motor. The motor fuse feeds power to a bunch of stuff through harness junction #2.
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Is your 500 a Rubicon or an FM? I was looking at the FM diagram earlier, maybe I was looking up the wrong bike? The FA models have two 30a fuses, main and motor. The motor fuse feeds power to a bunch of stuff through harness junction #2.
It's an FM.

I'll have to look again at Girlsridetoo's link. With the ignition switch unplugged nothing is powered up.
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This morning I went out and messed with this a bit.

Put the 30A main fuse back in. Turned key on. Display lit up, everything worked like it should. Turned key off, display shut down. Leave it for a bit while I go move some wood I cut over the weekend (big limb down from a storm), come back and it's still off

It's ALMOST like it fixed itself, except....the oil change light is on every time I turn the key on. I can reset it, turn the key off, and when I turn the key back on, the oil change light is on again. Likewise, the clock doesn't want to keep time. If I turn the key off, the clock goes back to blinking 1:00. Set the clock, it keeps time until I turn key off, then when I turn it back on, clock is blinking 1:00 again. The meter is crystal clear, doesn't seem to have any moisture in it (would cloud the lens sitting in the heat), but I think this is definitely a meter problem.

I also noticed my dual zone heated grip controller stays on all the time. I can turn it on, and the lights are really bright. When I turn it off, the lights dim but stay on, and the grips still get hot. I unhooked those for the time being. I think the controller for the heated grips must have a short. OR, is it possible I have a ground issue that might be causing my other issues as well.......?

Very strange on the issue with the display coming on with the key off, because it seems to have stopped doing that, and I haven't really done anything to it other than let it sit for a few days with the main fuse out.
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maybe it had moisture in it ---- I have heard that when you sink one , it comes back to haunt you ---- I wouldn't know anything about that = LMFAO ------- if it is working now " Send It "
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