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My 1999 Honda Fourtrax will not start with electric start and no lights come on at all when switch is turned on. But will kick start fine and all lights come on like normal. Have new battery and it checks out fine. Any thoughts on the problem would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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1999 fourtrax what ?????????????????????. NEED FULL MODEL INFO !!. sounds like a blown fuse too me.
 

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Checked the 2 fuses at the battery box and they look okay. Don't know if there are other fuses?
don't go by looks alone !!. take a ohm meter or a 12 volt dc test light, and check both sides of the glass fuses. I use a trusted 12 vdc test light, its simple, and fast !. if they are good ?, you then need to check the connectors inside the black plastic box under the handle bars, its held closed with one 10mm bolt, open it, and check the lead wire ( solid red ) with your test light for power on harness side, this goes to your ignition switch. you also need to check for power coming back out of the ignition switch ( 12 volts ) :).
 

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Correct ^^ my neighbor HAD .... A 97 300 (she's mine now) kept on having issues, and wouldn't stop calling me, i told him check the fuses, he said i have, they look fine, i asked him did he ohm check them, he SAID ???? He did, i went down, and both were filled with rust .... They checked out fine, then i took them out both end caps came completely off (bad fuse) i haven't had an issue since :) actually to be blunt .... I rescued her from him.........lol
 

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don't go by looks alone !!. take a ohm meter or a 12 volt dc test light, and check both sides of the glass fuses. I use a trusted 12 vdc test light, its simple, and fast !. if they are good ?, you then need to check the connectors inside the black plastic box under the handle bars, its held closed with one 10mm bolt, open it, and check the lead wire ( solid red ) with your test light for power on harness side, this goes to your ignition switch. you also need to check for power coming back out of the ignition switch ( 12 volts ) :).
 

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Thanks for the info shadetree. It turned out to be both fuses blowed. Embarrassed to tell you what I did when I checked the fuses the first time. Not having worked on 4wheelers very much I just barely opened the rubber covers thinking the fuses I was looking at were the hot fuses and turned out to be the spare fuses. Duh! I'll have to admit it was about dark thirty when I looked the first time. Pulled it out of the building I keep it in this time and saw real quick how I screwed up looking the first time. I just use this 4wheeler around the farm and very seldom get it out of second gear
 

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Thanks for the info shadetree. It turned out to be both fuses blowed. Embarrassed to tell you what I did when I checked the fuses the first time. Not having worked on 4wheelers very much I just barely opened the rubber covers thinking the fuses I was looking at were the hot fuses and turned out to be the spare fuses. Duh! I'll have to admit it was about dark thirty when I looked the first time. Pulled it out of the building I keep it in this time and saw real quick how I screwed up looking the first time. I just use this 4wheeler around the farm and very seldom get it out of second gear
lol..no worries, your not the first, wont be the last to make mistakes !. glad ya got it going !!.
 
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