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Reverse light help

Pulled the pigtail out and wired up some reverse lights. it worked for a bit. till i left them on for a while. no worky and the reverse dash light no worky either. the lights didn't ground out, there plastic body. I read somewhere that this pigtail might be just for back up alarm, and some switch somewhere is blown. where is the switch?
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Can't help you with the switch but if you didn't run the lights off of a relay than you could have overloaded the circuit, hopefully there is a fuse for the reverse switch and indicator light.
If you search on the forum here I am sure you will find out some more info because I remember reading a thread about wiring in reverse lights off the reverse indicator circuit.

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Try this, hope it helps:

http://www.teryxhq.com/forums/kawasa...t-pigtail.html

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if its the same thread i read it, i think there is no need for all that since the wires are under the bed. Why tap into something thats already there? Also it works. I found the problem to be the reverse switch. sometimes it works sometimes it dont.
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not much info there. is it for alarm or for light?
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I don't know, I didn't realize that there was a reverse power to the rear already until today, just heard some people saying that if they tied into the reverse circuit and running reverse lights it burnt up something. Sorry not much help here, I will have to try it on mine now and see what burns???

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I don't know, I didn't realize that there was a reverse power to the rear already until today, just heard some people saying that if they tied into the reverse circuit and running reverse lights it burnt up something. Sorry not much help here, I will have to try it on mine now and see what burns???
well it blew the reverse switch aka neutral comp switch. I swapped it with the neutral one and wired up a relay. So far so good. Here is how i did it.

use an automotive style 12 VDC 30 amp relay. Here is a diagram of basic light relay circuit. #30 on the relay is your positive fused lead from the battery. #87 is a lead out from the relay to the positive wire of your lights. #85 and #86 are for the 2 wires in the pouch. What happens is that when you shift into reverse, #85 and #86 activate a coil inside the relay which closes the contacts allowing the power from #30 to go to #87 and out to your lights. It is a good idea to run a ground wire to your lights also from the battery rather than relying on the frame for ground.


the new switches cost 9 bucks! i bought 2. one to replace and one for the tool box!
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munchieu...where is the reverse switch located? part number? i never got around to rewiring my reverse light through a relay as you posted and blew mine. no reverse light action and no reverse indicator on dash anymore.
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The switch is located on the left side of the Transmission near the rear. It can be easily accessed by removing the driver's seat. It is a plunger switch. There will be two of them. One has a light green wire, (Neutral Switch), and one has a Red wire with a White Stripe (Reverse Switch). They will be screwed into the Transmission. All the switch does is makes Ground when the transmission is in "R". The part number is 13151-1080; most Kawasaki dealers should have them in stock. This part number fits almost every Kawasaki ATV and Motorcycle made (Very Common Part). The part name is Neutral Switch. The same part is used for Neutral and Reverse. One is also used on the Front Differential.
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I have a led back up light that I made a mount for and supossedly it draws very little. I would expect a 55watt light on there would blow something. but just for short bursts while backing we will see how it does.
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