2010 Renegade 600 Etec Backcountry
For the past several years, the electric start has not worked on my sled. Not generally a big deal as I just use the recoil. My daughter is now riding this sled and has a difficult time with the pull start and I figure its time to get it fixed. Hoping you guys can point me in right direction for next steps in troubleshooting.
When I press the start button (RER), nothing happens. Thought it might be bad battery. Tests at 12.76v. Battery will start sled fine (see tests below).
Looked at ground wires near the battery tray. Disconnected and reconnected/tightened both. Connections look good.
Both fuses 5A and 30A above battery are good and receive 12.76v on both sides of the fuses.
Next step was to troubleshoot the starter solenoid/relay. When I bypass the solenoid, the sled starts right away. I replaced the solenoid but still have the issue. (After the fact I bench tested both solenoids and they test good. Lesson learned - probably should have done more testing before jumping to the conclusion that the part was bad.)
There are two other posts on the starter solenoid/relay. When I press the start button only 3.7v are delivered to the wire on the top post. I assume this should be ~12v in order to engage the relay. I did test applying 12v to the top post and sled started as expected.
So my question - where should I focus my troubleshooting next? The start (RER) switch? Anything else that would cause that low of voltage to the solenoid? Hoping to avoid too much disassembly if there is something easy to check. (Note that the RER switch will engage reverse fine when the sled is running).
Appreciate the help!