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Hello ATV community,
I just read a similar thread about my problem and I found the related error code page for my 350ES on this forum thanks for that. I open a new thread, as I have some more detail on the error-condition and hope someone can help me fix the problem.
My Rancher 350ES doesn't shift gears and blinks error code 2. I can manually shift it and the battery is fully charged. I can shift the gears electronically if I turn the iginition off, turn engine stop switch to off and then turn the ignion switch back on. All gears switch perfectly fine. As soon as I turn the engine stop switch on, the gear shift doesn't work and the display blinks again error code 2.
Any ideas where I should start trouble shooting?
Thank you and cheers from Atlanta!
Thomas
 

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The shift switch on the handle bar is corroded or has an issue with the wiring.Take the switches apart and clean the contacts.If that makes no difference check the wire harness.
 

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Thanks for the welcome and for the hint!
What I did so far is taking the ATV apart as farras I needed to have free access to all connectors, wires and electronic parts. I unplugged those, cleaned them (as well as the whole ATV :) ) and put them back togehter again.
The ATV ran perfectly fine for about 20min and then the trouble started again. When I say fine, then this time I could start it normally and shift electronically as it should be. After 20 min of operation, it started flashing again and didn't shift.
I will now take the switch at the handle bar apart and let you know if that helped. Thank you so much for your time and advice!!!!
 

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Sure thing! also make sure to put dielectric grease in all the connections-plugs. This will help keep the moisture out.
 

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Yeah that will displace any moisture.
 

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as I stated in my thread, Honda replaced the angle sensor, switch and shifter motor because of the same problem. They had issues with the ES and covered everything.
 

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The shift switch on the handle bar is corroded or has an issue with the wiring.Take the switches apart and clean the contacts.If that makes no difference check the wire harness.
I took the 2 screws out of mine and could not get them apart. Is ther another connector I should be removing? The switch looks clean and dry as far as I could see.
 

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take the hand brake lever off, if i remember correctly, theres another screw behind it.
 

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I am new to this site but thought this may help. I have had the same problem with my Rancher at time will work for a minute and then quit. I started reading some threads and was not finding much help until this one. I thought though a picture may be helpful too. My problem appears to be a connection in the front and underneath right next to the electric shift motor. It has one bolt and a metal cover that would seem to be to keep it from getting hit and broken but it looks like that is exactly what happened. I placed the clip back where it broke off and the shifter worked again so I will just be replacing the clip and the other part it connects to. I am getting ready to go order the parts here shortly and will post the name and part number in case it helps anyone else out. Click this link to go to my photo bucket to see the part and you will know what to look for. Honda Rancher pictures by cherokee7_photos - Photobucket
 

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I am new to this site but thought this may help. I have had the same problem with my Rancher at time will work for a minute and then quit. I started reading some threads and was not finding much help until this one. I thought though a picture may be helpful too. My problem appears to be a connection in the front and underneath right next to the electric shift motor. It has one bolt and a metal cover that would seem to be to keep it from getting hit and broken but it looks like that is exactly what happened. I placed the clip back where it broke off and the shifter worked again so I will just be replacing the clip and the other part it connects to. I am getting ready to go order the parts here shortly and will post the name and part number in case it helps anyone else out. Click this link to go to my photo bucket to see the part and you will know what to look for. Honda Rancher pictures by cherokee7_photos - Photobucket
The link to the pictures isn't working, but the part under the metal cover near the shift motor is your angle sensor. And welcome to the forums.
 
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