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Hello, I am new here!!
I bought a 1999 4TrxFW this weekend and the battery was dead. I bought a new battery and it fired one time then all lights went out and now wont turn over. The 2 fuses I know of are good and the battery is charged. The unit will kick start?? Any ideas???
 

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Welcome to the site. Does it run once started?
 

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Welcome to the site. Does it run once started?
I know that is a logical question, but it just sounds funny. Like, if it didn't run once started, could you say it started? :biggrin:

But anyway. Be sure the fuse holder isn't corroded, even if the fuse is good. This actually just happened to me. I pulled the fuses out to look at them, then when I put them back in none of the lights would work and it wouldn't start. I cleaned the fuse holder with a wire brush and that fixed it.
 

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Yes the atv will run when it is started by the kick start... The light works and everythings is fine. The battery will just not supply power to anythings and it is good on a meter. I will check the 2 fuse holders, there are only two correct. I have the Clymer book and that is what it shows!!
 

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Do you have a multimeter? Start at the battery and start following lines. See where the juice stops.
 

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It could, they are tricky little bastards.
 

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Fist of all you need to get a manual so you will know what the tolerances of each component are because each model quad is diffrent, then get out your multimeter. Like Red stated start tracing each wire cover every inch looking for chafes cracks cuts ect. a CDI acts like a control module in a car it will give intermitten problems or it may fail all together. checking the resistance of each component and wire is a failsafe way to detect where your issue lies. make sure you remove any ground and clean it remove any connector and clean it, after you have done that apply Die Electric grease to every connector and anywhere there is a splice or ground, it's water proof and will improve the longevity of the connector.
 

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Thanks to all, I have the Clymer manual but I would like to find the Honda service manual, can you point me to a website to order?? Also the Clymer suggests tha if you can crank with kick starter and it runs, no lights work when battery is in and switch is in on position but the starter button is not firing>>> then it is most likely a 3 pin elec. connector.. I will start there and the follow the wires.. WHY CANT THINGS BE EASY AND CHEAP!!!! :mad:
 

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IF it won't start by the button I think Red had an issue with that once ???something about the button spring failing allowing the contacts to ground out. also in order for anything to get power everything has to rune through the keyswitch I'd start there.
 

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I think repairmanual.com is where I found mine, and you can also download a service manual in .pdf format from tradebits I think, but I'd want a hardcopy of the service manual. Also, check ebay first.
 

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Sure you can but I would suggest a wiring diagram first because some of the key switches were 3 or 4 wires rather than the older 2 wire like my 91.
 

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Well what was the problem???


quick update: Got it fixed and works like a champ.. Went riding today!! Thanks for help and I am enjoying the site!!
 

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I don't understand why people will post that they got it fixed but won't say what they did. How is that suppose to help someone else who finds this thread? :mad: :r_c:
 

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Dun dun da da dun dun da da dun dun da da dun dun...... dee dee doo dee dee doo....doo doo
 
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