Polaris RZR Forum

battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

This is a discussion on battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes within the General RZR Discussion forums, part of the General RZR category; My battery light flashed from time to time for the last 1/2 of last season but the machine always started fine and seamed fine other ...


Go Back   Polaris RZR Forum - RZR Forums.net > General RZR > General RZR Discussion

General RZR Discussion For General Polaris RZR discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 15th, 2012, 06:17 AM
shanksyamaha's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Nick
My RZR: 2009 RZR-s
Member #26059
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Star Lake, NY
Posts: 120
Garage
View shanksyamaha's Photo Gallery(0)
battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

My battery light flashed from time to time for the last 1/2 of last season but the machine always started fine and seamed fine other than the lights would dim slightly when at idle but I figured that was normal. It always seamed the battery light would flash when I was riding, esp. under hard acceleration when the battery should be charging the best, but rarely did it flash at idle when I would think it would not generate as much power.

I Parked the machine for a month or so and went to get it out of the shed and battery was completely flat. Won't even register when I put it on my optimate 3. So I bought a new battery from a local atv shop, they said they have had great luck with these batteries. I put it in and seamed fine but after a few minutes riding around the yard, the battery light started flashing again, only for a few seconds then stopped, then started again a little while later.. The machine seams to start fine and the battery is new and strong..

What else could be going on here??
__________________
2009 RZR-s 800: full skids front to back, bumper, 3500lbs winch, tunes, rock sliders, FMF pipe, clutch kit
2006 Yamaha Apex RTX with G-Force supercharger. 180hp trail sled that loves the frozen lakes..
2004 Polaris XC 700 SP with some moderate tweeks, wifes sled that outruns most of my buddies sleds, love it...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
RZRForums.net is the premier Polaris RZR Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
  #2  
Old January 15th, 2012, 07:14 AM
rzrwrecker's Avatar
ride guide extrodanire
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
First Name: Skeeter
My RZR: XP WE 900 2013
Member #614
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Templeton,Pa
Posts: 2,624
Garage
View rzrwrecker's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

mabe the charging system is workin correctly
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 15th, 2012, 07:24 AM
gtmcgeejr's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #2498
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 221
View gtmcgeejr's Photo Gallery(0)
Running hot!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 15th, 2012, 07:25 AM
shanksyamaha's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Nick
My RZR: 2009 RZR-s
Member #26059
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Star Lake, NY
Posts: 120
Garage
View shanksyamaha's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

would a stator work like this, produce some power but not enough??
__________________
2009 RZR-s 800: full skids front to back, bumper, 3500lbs winch, tunes, rock sliders, FMF pipe, clutch kit
2006 Yamaha Apex RTX with G-Force supercharger. 180hp trail sled that loves the frozen lakes..
2004 Polaris XC 700 SP with some moderate tweeks, wifes sled that outruns most of my buddies sleds, love it...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 15th, 2012, 07:32 AM
shanksyamaha's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Nick
My RZR: 2009 RZR-s
Member #26059
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Star Lake, NY
Posts: 120
Garage
View shanksyamaha's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

Quote: Originally Posted by gtmcgeejr View Post
Running hot!
Alot of times it comes on within 5 minutes of starting the machine and I never get a temp light or any sign that the motor is hot
__________________
2009 RZR-s 800: full skids front to back, bumper, 3500lbs winch, tunes, rock sliders, FMF pipe, clutch kit
2006 Yamaha Apex RTX with G-Force supercharger. 180hp trail sled that loves the frozen lakes..
2004 Polaris XC 700 SP with some moderate tweeks, wifes sled that outruns most of my buddies sleds, love it...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 15th, 2012, 07:39 AM
truggyboy's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Rick
My RZR: 2010 RZR-S orange madness le
Member #7737
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Simi Valley, CA/BHC AZ
Posts: 864
View truggyboy's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

Sounds to me like the charging system isn't charging enough volts/amps. I see this all the time in the automotive world. Should take to someone that knows how to test the charging system properly.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 15th, 2012, 08:26 AM
socalrzr's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My RZR: 08 RZR
Member #2960
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Menifee, Ca
Posts: 200
View socalrzr's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

Voltage regulator might be going bad as well.
__________________
08 RZR, Mafia 6+ LT, Fox 2.0 shocks with remote reservoir, Eibach Springs, UMP intake, Eagle Eye HID's, PRP seats, PRP 5-point harness, PCI race radio and intercom, Odyssey 925L, white maier plastics, Latest Concepts and Designs cage with roof and doors,
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 15th, 2012, 08:29 AM
Etced's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
My RZR: 2012 RZR 570
Member #15200
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 62
View Etced's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

Check your grounds.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 15th, 2012, 08:36 AM
shanksyamaha's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Nick
My RZR: 2009 RZR-s
Member #26059
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Star Lake, NY
Posts: 120
Garage
View shanksyamaha's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

Quote: Originally Posted by Etced View Post
Check your grounds.
I have some mechanical ability but my electrical skills are limited. Where do I start checking grounds and what am I looking for??? If I have to I'll take it to the dealer and have them test the charging system but at $80/hr I'd rather do everything I can in my garage...

Thanks guys.. This site is a HUGE HELP!!
__________________
2009 RZR-s 800: full skids front to back, bumper, 3500lbs winch, tunes, rock sliders, FMF pipe, clutch kit
2006 Yamaha Apex RTX with G-Force supercharger. 180hp trail sled that loves the frozen lakes..
2004 Polaris XC 700 SP with some moderate tweeks, wifes sled that outruns most of my buddies sleds, love it...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old January 15th, 2012, 09:36 AM
1969shyden's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Steve
My RZR: 2009 camo
Member #33099
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Northen kentucky
Posts: 66
Garage
View 1969shyden's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

Put a volt meter on the battery then start it up.check the volts with it running should be well above 12.now turn on all of the lights and what ever you have,keeping a eye on the volt meter give it some gas and see if the volt meter goes up.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old January 15th, 2012, 09:42 AM
tkmayes's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: tkmayes
My RZR: 2011 S LE Black
Member #21372
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Bridgecreek, Oklahoma
Posts: 82
Garage
View tkmayes's Photo Gallery(5)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

AFTER cleaning your battery cables. That means bright and shiny on mating surfaces and yes they can look good but be dirty so you must take them off and brush them shiney. Borrow a quality voltmeter and measure battery voltage at the battery with engine at idle, engine at high rpm, engine at idle with headlights on bright and engine at high rpm wiht headlights on bright. not a complete test but might give us a clue as to what is going on. Charging system should be able to maintain battery voltage at idle 13.6 to 14.2. Engine not running should be 12.5 to 13.6. voltage may drop below 13.6 when idling whith lights on but should increase to above 13.6 at high idle. Poor boy diagnosis but works most of hte time.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old January 15th, 2012, 09:50 AM
crazywatson's Avatar
Just kidding!
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
First Name: steve
My RZR: Faster than yours!
Member #3534
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: redwood city ca.
Posts: 10,749
View crazywatson's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

Also check you wires in the harness and regulator they break sometimes and will cut your voltage down. Johnnycat had this problem and he found the wires when he rebuilt the rzr.
__________________
http://www.sharetrails.org
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old January 15th, 2012, 10:57 AM
desertvet1990's Avatar
"Dual Primed!"
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
 
First Name: Rick
My RZR: '08 rzr 50" with some mods
Member #15483
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Westminster ,Co
Posts: 6,853
Garage
View desertvet1990's Photo Gallery(4)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

There are grounds to the frame as well. Someone here posted that his ground to the frame was stripped out and had to re-bolt it. Might check that as well
__________________
Land of the Free,, Because of the Brave!!Freedom is'nt free,, I Payed for it!

GET FULL COVERAGE INSURANCE!! DONT take the chance!!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old January 15th, 2012, 11:59 AM
shanksyamaha's Avatar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
First Name: Nick
My RZR: 2009 RZR-s
Member #26059
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Star Lake, NY
Posts: 120
Garage
View shanksyamaha's Photo Gallery(0)
Re: battery light flashing-- New battery and light still flashes

Thanks for all the help guys.. I have a couple days off this week so I'll be working on it then..
__________________
2009 RZR-s 800: full skids front to back, bumper, 3500lbs winch, tunes, rock sliders, FMF pipe, clutch kit
2006 Yamaha Apex RTX with G-Force supercharger. 180hp trail sled that loves the frozen lakes..
2004 Polaris XC 700 SP with some moderate tweeks, wifes sled that outruns most of my buddies sleds, love it...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Polaris RZR Forum - RZR Forums.net > General RZR > General RZR Discussion


Search tags for this page
08 polaris sportsman700 twin battery light flashing
,
2004 polaris sportsman 500 battery light flashing
,
2006 p0laris 700 battery icon flashing
,

2007 sportsman 450 polaris brake lights keep blinking

,

battery light flashing on polaris ranger

,

battery light flashing on polaris sportsman

,
battery symbol comes off & on at times polaris 700 2004
,
flashing battery light 07 ford ranger
,
lights keep flickering on polaris
,

polaris 400 sportsman battery symbol blinking

,
polaris 700 batery discharge when hot
,

polaris sportsman battery light flashing

,
polaris xp ranger 2010 battery light flashing
,
sportsman 500 polaris head lights are blinking
,
sportsman450 wont charge
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
battery light on ??? sgracing General RZR Discussion 5 May 22nd, 2011 05:31 PM
battery light flashes, (at times) richcrook Lighting, Stereo and Electrical 7 October 17th, 2010 10:22 AM
Battery light on Dankfx450r Forum Help, Questions and Info 4 July 23rd, 2010 10:06 AM
battery light dirt General RZR Discussion 3 November 30th, 2008 05:29 PM
Battery Light jayman69 General RZR Discussion 7 July 24th, 2008 08:06 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:31 AM.




Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.