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I have searched the forums and found similar posts burt haven't found an answer. 2014 Honda Rancher, I turn the key and the display does not light up, but I do have headlights and winch power. No lights or winch with the key in off position. I press the start button and nothing happens. I can use a screwdriver to jump the start solenoid and it turns over strong but won't start. Also, as it is turning over the display does light up, so I know that is good. I have all the plastics off and the wiring harness all looks good. All fuses are good. It was sitting outside for about 6 months prior to this. Brand new battery and I also replaced the key ignition switch assuming that was the issue initially. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

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You probably already but check fuses. Otherwise get yourself some contact cleaner, permatex dielectric grease and plumbers flux brushes, remove, clean and lube all connections especially the starter and battery connectors
 

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Yes I did check the fuses. Also, I disconnected every electrical connection and they all looked very clean. I didn't clean them but maybe that is worth a shot but the fact that I can jump the start solenoid and it turns the engine over tells me that it isn't a connections issue. I'm not an electrician so I could be wrong, I've just never been so lost on a troubleshooting problem before.
 

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Actually figured my problem out yesterday... I unbolted the display so I could see where everything went. Followed the bundle of wires that came out of the ignition switch. They went to a white connector. With the key on, I managed to get a couple fingers on this connector and as soon as I applied a little pressure, the display turned on along with the fuel pump. I was able to get it to stay on with the limited access I had to this connector but one day soon I am going to take the front rack and front plastic off so I can make sure it is fully engaged. Happy it was a cheap fix but also concerned about this happening again in the future because unless you have a 10mm socket or nut driver, there is no way you are getting your fingers on that connector.
 

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Actually figured my problem out yesterday... I unbolted the display so I could see where everything went. Followed the bundle of wires that came out of the ignition switch. They went to a white connector. With the key on, I managed to get a couple fingers on this connector and as soon as I applied a little pressure, the display turned on along with the fuel pump. I was able to get it to stay on with the limited access I had to this connector but one day soon I am going to take the front rack and front plastic off so I can make sure it is fully engaged. Happy it was a cheap fix but also concerned about this happening again in the future because unless you have a 10mm socket or nut driver, there is no way you are getting your fingers on that connector.
Glad it worked for you. (y)
 
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