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I have searched and read many posts about people missing the indicators on the speedo and I now have the issue. Noticed it last weekend when I was in a hole, in 4wd and then put it in reverse....4wd didnt work. No reverse, park or neutral indicators. High and Low do show. I cant run diagnostics to test ohms due to not being able to get the speedo to show neutral. I have cleaned the resistor pack, and even put a new gear shift sensor in the tranny that I have from a parts tranny and still the same issue so its not the switch.

I need help as to what to look for next. I have checked all connections and even changed tranny fluid as some said that was a fix. Please help!!
 

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he cant ck them because its not showing ...N...

get the service manual out and their is a great section on trouble shooting the 4x4 and cluster if you do what it says you will find the problem...plus also follow the wiring their has been a few that found broken wires and a couple found a pinched wire ..wasn't broken from looking at it but pinched enough that the wire inside was broke....
 

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A friend of mine had the same problem.

There is a resistor module that is bad.

To find it remove the drivers seat,look at the large wire harness loom behind the battery. You will find a large connector with what looks like a plug that is zipped tied to the loom. This is the resistor module.Remove it from the plug,it could possibly be dirty. Clean it and the connector. If it dosent work then the module is bad.

I don't have a part number.

Cost is $28.00
 

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A friend of mine had the same problem.

There is a resistor module that is bad.

To find it remove the drivers seat,look at the large wire harness loom behind the battery. You will find a large connector with what looks like a plug that is zipped tied to the loom. This is the resistor module.Remove it from the plug,it could possibly be dirty. Clean it and the connector. If it dosent work then the module is bad.

I don't have a part number.

Cost is $28.00
it isn't always the resistor pack.... and just throwing parts at it is a waste of $$$$$$...plus he said he cleaned it already their is a resistance ck for the module so saying juts clean it and if it doesn't work to replace it is not the way to do it..their is wiring and more ck it even could be a bad cluster... just get the book out and do it correctly...

the service manual has a great testing section you diagnose a problem before replacing parts......saves time and money
 

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Sorry to hear about your problem. Have you thought about taking your RZR to one of the vendors on this forum that are located in your area? I will bet they can help. All I have in the Las Vegas or Henderson area is Ride Now and they hurt you. But sometime you have to get hurt if you can't solve the problem.
 

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Ok, ive read the service manual for 2 hours this afternoon and have checked it all out. Since i cant get it to show neutral, i cant get into diagnostic mode. I am stuck on this. Like i said before, i even changed the tranny selector switch and it still only shows in high and low. Is there any other way to check the resistor pack manually? That is all that i can come up with. I am almost to the point of wiring the switch directly to the front diff.
 

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it isn't always the resistor pack.... and just throwing parts at it is a waste of $$$$$$...plus he said he cleaned it already their is a resistance ck for the module so saying juts clean it and if it doesn't work to replace it is not the way to do it..their is wiring and more ck it even could be a bad cluster... just get the book out and do it correctly...

the service manual has a great testing section you diagnose a problem before replacing parts......saves time and money[/QUOTE]

like i said the service manual has a great step by step testing section it test the switch....the resistor pack and you need to also ck the wire harnes for breaks...pinches that could hide a broken wire.or shorts in the harness...and connectors that or coroded
 
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Does the AWD icon come on in high/low..ie the gears that do display on the cluster?
Look at page 10.15 (test 6)...it has all the ohm readings for you to manually check to make sure the cluster is actually getting the right readings.

HIGH 620 Ω
LOW 300 Ω
NEU 160 Ω
REV 75 Ω
PARK 24 Ω
You can check these at either the switch or the instrument cluster(pin 13 and 14) service manual says nothing about the resistor pack being involved with the gear position indicator...

Edit-this is from the 09 manual...I see you have an 08 not sure if it differs?

Edit#2- Looking at waht I think is the 08 manual it shows the same ohm specs but you check them at the resistor module,it says "located below headlamp".
http://www.holzracingproducts.com/images/uploads/instructions/Chapter_10_electrical.pdf

Pg 10.13 Test 6 has what you need to check the resistor module...more info on pg 10.14 as well..
 

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Well, I found my issue at last. I pulled the resistor pack out an tested resistence on all terminals. High and low checked out fine. The others read nothing. But here lies the issue....looked closely and where the strip shrinks down into the epoxy, there were cracks on those specific terminals, therefore breaking the circuit. If i took the point of my multitester and stuck it into the epoxy on the strip it would read normal allowed resistance. Thanks again for all the help. I ordered a new pack this evening.
 

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Well, I found my issue at last. I pulled the resistor pack out an tested resistence on all terminals. High and low checked out fine. The others read nothing. But here lies the issue....looked closely and where the strip shrinks down into the epoxy, there were cracks on those specific terminals, therefore breaking the circuit. If i took the point of my multitester and stuck it into the epoxy on the strip it would read normal allowed resistance. Thanks again for all the help. I ordered a new pack this evening.
coud you of cleaned it and used solder to repair it? or do this and keep as a back up?
 

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Well, I found my issue at last. I pulled the resistor pack out an tested resistence on all terminals. High and low checked out fine. The others read nothing. But here lies the issue....looked closely and where the strip shrinks down into the epoxy, there were cracks on those specific terminals, therefore breaking the circuit. If i took the point of my multitester and stuck it into the epoxy on the strip it would read normal allowed resistance. Thanks again for all the help. I ordered a new pack this evening.
coud you of cleaned it and used solder to repair it? or do this and keep as a back up?
I soldered it. Works fine now. I also ordered a new one for good measure.
 
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