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#1 LabradorBoy

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 11:35 AM

Like any sled I run, I’ll be adding lighting to my Gen4 Expy SWT. On my 2018 Skandic, I tapped into the unused Air Suspension Compressor circuit that each of these sleds are wired for, but only the SE actually has the feature.

In preparation for this install I had a good look at a Gen4 Expy LE about a month ago, this is why I was trying to get my hands on the new wiring diagram.

Happily, upon opening the MAG side panel, I found this unused 6-pin connector laying on the tunnel in front of the fuel tank:

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It even has the dud male connector there with no wires running out of it.

A quick look at the fuse box shows a 15A fuse already in the F9 “ACS” position (Air Compressor System) so the circuit does have power to it.

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After consulting with the wiring diagram, I can see that this connector has “engine on” power right off the fuse box on a VT/YL wire in position 4, with the ground on a black wire at position 1.

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So, other than needing a switch to operate it (or installing a relay off the high beam wire from either headlight, which would eliminate the need for a switch...) here is my power source.

Now... if only November would hurry up and get here!

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 11:59 AM

Are you sure that is not the plug where BUDS connects to ?

 

It sorta/ kinda look like it.


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 12:01 PM

Are you sure that is not the plug where BUDS connects to ?

It sorta/ kinda look like it.

100% sure. It’s the same 6-pin connector type, but on the SE’s, which I have also checked, this is where the air compressor is powered from, over by the gearbox.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 03:59 PM

YOU bought a NEW sled Lab Boy ??????  Am I seeing things in this heat ???



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 04:00 PM

YOU bought a NEW sled Lab Boy ?????? Am I seeing things in this heat ???


I know right?! I may have lost my marbles a little this past Spring

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 05:35 PM

I know right?! I may have lost my marbles a little this past Spring

Come on IN the waters FINE....congratulations 



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Posted 28 June 2020 - 05:36 PM

Come on IN the waters FINE....congratulations


We’ll see how this goes. Not planning on making this a habit

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 06:16 PM

This is where my light is going... but I’d like to know what is there to mount to. Anybody have a Gen4 handy?
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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:18 PM

This is where my light is going... but I’d like to know what is there to mount to. Anybody have a Gen4 handy?
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I'm taking the credit for bringing Amber Baja Designs lighting to the race. The recommendation actually came from a staff member at Elka we were working with that races the Baja 1000 on quad. Unfortunately I'm not anywhere near my sleds at the moment 


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Posted 28 June 2020 - 07:29 PM

I'm taking the credit for bringing Amber Baja Designs lighting to the race. The recommendation actually came from a staff member at Elka we were working with that races the Baja 1000 on quad. Unfortunately I'm not anywhere near my sleds at the moment


Yep. There has been a lot of BD lighting run since your 2014 sleds. I have an XL80 myself and it’s a great piece.

I am going to try to mount into something solid up there through the little “window” above the headlights in the eyebrow area. Probably going to use wellnuts in the console plastic if it will reach. Whatever I built it’s going to have to harness both holes with some room for adjustment. May not be straightforward but I do have my old mount that I can zip the arms off and reposition on a different base. They key will be to keep it simple, solid and looking clean.

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 08:10 AM

With the extreme snow fall you guys experience from time to time it makes sense to get above the front bumper when only the upper half of the snowmobile is actually out of the powder. I also see the merit in those Lead Dog helmet lights from our friends in AK






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