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ive got a 2000 polaris Sportsman 335...hot light stays..ve checked

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I've got a 2000 Polaris Sportsman 335. The hot light stays on all the time even at start up. I've checked grounds and they seem to be fine. The fan works when I direct wire it. I found a blue/white wire unplugged that I can't find where it goes. I have a shop manual but still can't figure where it goes. There are two Blue/white that are plugged in. One goes to the light light and the other end goes into a module. The one I can't find where it goes comes from the fire wall and has other wires that all go into power block. Is this wire for an option not on this model?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Jeff Policky replied 3 years ago.
the blue white wire from light goes to the fan controller. in front of the gas tank. i only see the one on the wire diagram. if that light is not going out it could be a bad fan controller.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Not sure where the 335 controller is. In the service manual only the 500 has a controller. I sent you an update when I saw you were working on my issue.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Are you talking about the LR60 Fan and Hotlamp switch?
Expert:  Jeff Policky replied 3 years ago.
Yes that is what it is mark as on the wire diagram. the parts fich is calling it a
SWITCH-THERMISTER,LR-60 #32
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
So you suggest I replace that and not the thermister? Can I test the thermister?
Expert:  Jeff Policky replied 3 years ago.
the fan is not on until you jump the wires to the thermistor. is that correct?
Expert:  Jeff Policky replied 3 years ago.

the fan is not on until you jump the wires to the thermistor. is that correct?

I edit the last response

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
yes the fan doesn't come on until I jump it.
Expert:  Jeff Policky replied 3 years ago.
if it were a bad or shorted thermistor the fan would be on also. does the unit get hot enough for the fan to come on by itself?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Don't know, I just picked it up for my kids and when the light stayed on I wouldn't let them run it too long.
Expert:  Jeff Policky replied 3 years ago.
disconnect the blue/white wire from the LR60 and check for continuity to ground with a ohm meter on the Blue/white wire on the temp light side of the wire.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I will do that in the morning but what am I looking for as far as reading? After your reply I will accept your answer and appreciate your time.
Expert:  Jeff Policky replied 3 years ago.

the ohm meter needs on lead on the negative post of the battery and the other meter lead needs to be on the Blue/white wire. the reading should be open no continuity. if you have no continuity their test the blue/white wire to the LR60 controller it should show no continuity on a cold unit. it will show a ground when the coolant gets above 215 degrees.

 

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