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Re: ‘08 RZR 800 adding lights. Do I use switched ground?
As far as I can see from the wiring diagrams, the circuit (for instance, headlights) has +12 volts when the key is on. However, the lights don’t turn on because the headlight switch has interrupted the ground wire. When you flick the headlight switch, the ground side is closed, the circuit completes and the lights turn on.
Normally, what I am used to is the ground side of the circuit is always closed, and the +12 volts side is switched.
For the record, every circuit I add will be fused and run through a relay. My question is just whether I should have the ground side run through the relay contacts, or the +12 volts side.
Do I wire things so it is consistent with the Polaris way, or do I wire the things I add up in the common non-Polaris way?