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2000 Foreman 400 no dash lights, won't crank

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Parked my Foreman 400 in the shed with everything working fine. A week or so later turned the key on to start it and nothing. No dash lights, no headlights, won't crank. Flashing green light for hour meter flashes as it should - functions correctly. I can pull start it or jump it at the solenoid and while running there are still no dash lights or headlights. Already changed the ignition switch with OEM Honda part. Nothing. Had battery tested - OK. Neutral/reverse switch seems to test good (I'm not so good at reading multimeters). All my fuses are good. Diode in the wire tested good. I don't know where to go from here.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Do you have the service manual? There’s one here for it but will take you awhile to get to the schematic.
I would check the battery connections and clean them. Think you already did that.

Then check the left hand kill switch assy; starter button, lights. maybe you got rain in the housing—pull off the backshell and spray the connections with contact cleaner—use flux brush to remove any debris. Follow the harness down to the connectors and clean them too. Use a little permatex dielectric grease on a clean flux brush.
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