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#1 ksbs2007


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Posted 03 May 2021 - 09:06 PM

i have 1996 skidoo skandic blowing headlight bulbs and melting heated handle grips.  what could be the problem?  i changed the voltage regulator and it still blows bulbs?


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 12:08 AM

Start my measuring the voltage to those accessories. To be burning headlights I assume it will measure greater than 15.0vDC . If this is the case, then only the VR is at fault since it is the only component responsible for shorting/shunting excess current/voltage to ground.


If it isn't doing its job, then either the VR or its connection to ground is at fault.

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 11:21 PM

Bad replacement VR.  Or maybe a bad ground to the VR.   If it is a metal case, then the casing needs to be well grounded.

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 04:01 AM

Bad replacement VR.  Or maybe a bad ground to the VR.   If it is a metal case, then the casing needs to be well grounded.

I agree, if it's an aftermarket VR then chances are it's not doing the job, i've seen this so many times before

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