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2004 sportsman ho....i put battery cables on backwards..popped..hooked

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2004 sportsman ho....i put battery cables on backwards and something popped in front of 4wheeler and smelled wire burn. where do i start to find problem. hooked battery up right and got no power to anything, all is dead but battery is charged.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Christopher replied 3 years ago.

christopher :

Hello how are you

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

really frustrated i made such a stupid mistake

christopher :

Follow the positive battery wire to the starter solinoid, i believe your main fuse is on the solinod, but i will double check now. brb

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

k

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

no fuse on wire

christopher :

Does you positive battery terminal have two wires on it

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

yes

christopher :

Follow the smaller of the two, it feeds the fueses

christopher :

fuses

christopher :

Check them all, though likely it is only the main blown

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

one feeds to starter and other feeds to the box at rear of 4wheeler...no fuses yet though

christopher :

one moment

christopher :

I have to look through my book, sorry for the delay

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

polaris 4 wheelers r confusing

christopher :

Especially your model

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

i just finished rebuilding carb this mornin and now i did the dummy move with battery

christopher :

Your bike does not have fuses

christopher :

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christopher :

You should have breakers on the ecm

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

so where do i go from here

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

wheres the ecm

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

what it look like

christopher :

Here is a link to a page of the service manual. Includes location etc.

christopher :

scroll half way down the page

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

r fuses inside box

christopher :

No the reset button is on the ecm

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

does it say where reset button is

christopher :

circuit breaker resets

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

how do i reset it

christopher :

turn the key on and off again

christopher :

If it will not reset the ecm has been fried

christopher :

Thats bad news

JACUSTOMER-oid4s3y1- :

would it make a burnt wire smell if it fried

christopher :

Yes, it likely smoked some as well. Smell the component, when they fry you can smell they. Smells like burning

christopher :

smell them,sorr

christopher :

sorry

christopher :

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