Very strange...

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  • I have a very strange situation that has occurred with my lights.


    Firstly, in may be important to know that I have the European (similar to the Canadian) lighting setup.


    When I took my SlingShot out for a ride the other day everything was fine, when I left home. During the run I stopped, switched off the engine and removed the keys...
    ?( The side lights stayed on ?( (Dipped beam)
    I stopped another two times through the journey and the same thing happened, each time.


    OK!
    So when I get home, it is still happening...so I opened the hood and checked out the fuse box.




    I removed each (and every) fuse + relay from the fusebox, one after another.
    The lights stayed ON.


    I went to the battery compartment and removed the fuses, by the battery, just in case they had something to do with it.
    The lights stayed ON.


    I went back to the fusebox, under the hood and removed ALL of the fuses + relays.
    The lights stayed ON.


    I then also removed the fuses, by the battery. ALL fuses & ALL relays were now out of the SlingShot...


    BUT the lights stayed ON.



    Eventually I removed the Earth wire from the battery and the lights switched off., When reconnecting everything the system functioned as it should.


    It's now been three weeks since I asked Polaris Britain for an explanation of this, but as usual, they haven't had the decency to send a response. :00006725:



    Therefore I'm asking you all if you have any idea what has caused this?







    PLEASE NOTE:


    At one point, all of the fuses and relays had been removed, but the lights still stayed on.


    Your help will be appreciated.

    All the best, from UK_Paul

  • I am no expert. Although not the same scenario, I some LEDs that would stay on all the time regardless of whether ignition was on / off. When engine was running, I couldn't turn the LEDs on/off with the remote.


    Ended up with a poor / bad ground connection on the power to the LEDs.


    Wonder if it is something similar - a bad ground or a chaffed wire rubbing someplace.

  • I am no expert. Although not the same scenario, I some LEDs that would stay on all the time regardless of whether ignition was on / off. When engine was running, I couldn't turn the LEDs on/off with the remote.


    Ended up with a poor / bad ground connection on the power to the LEDs.


    Wonder if it is something similar - a bad ground or a chaffed wire rubbing someplace.

    I'll check it out but the baffling thing was that they stayed on when all of the fuses and relays were taken out.

    All the best, from UK_Paul

  • This has nothing to do with the SS @UK_Paul but I had a house once that had half the garage built in. Needed to remove a short wall and turned off all the breakers. When I cut through the wire on the plug from that wall it knocked me off the stool. ;( Found out the previous owner had wired the wall in directly to the main power. =O I sold the house two weeks later. :thumbsup: BTW, I told the new owner about it.

  • This has nothing to do with the SS @UK_Paul but I had a house once that had half the garage built in. Needed to remove a short wall and turned off all the breakers. When I cut through the wire on the plug from that wall it knocked me off the stool. ;( Found out the previous owner had wired the wall in directly to the main power. =O I sold the house two weeks later. :thumbsup: BTW, I told the new owner about it.

    You didn't have to tell the new owner they could tell with your hair standing straight up and still smoking

    President, Slingshot Owners Group

  • That is a new one, but I agree with @rabtech but not if the power wire is off of the battery

  • Thanks for the help :thumbup:


    @FunCycle They finally went off when I removed the earth witre from the battery and all was fine afterwards. Before that they just wouldn't turn off, even with the fuses out.


    So...
    @rabtech I suspect you may have pointed me I the right direction. I'm off to London with the SS in the morning, but will check it out as soon as I am able.


    If I find a short, on the fuse box, to be the problem, I'll let everyone know.

    All the best, from UK_Paul

  • This has nothing to do with the SS @UK_Paul but I had a house once that had half the garage built in. Needed to remove a short wall and turned off all the breakers. When I cut through the wire on the plug from that wall it knocked me off the stool. ;( Found out the previous owner had wired the wall in directly to the main power. =O I sold the house two weeks later. :thumbsup: BTW, I told the new owner about it.

    I can picture that happening to me and my wife telling me to go outside if I'm going to " smoke" :)

  • It is time to say thanks to the guys on this thread for the help with the lights.


    Still no response back from Polaris :00006725:


    It looks like @rabtech has it right. It looks like the bottom of the fuse box is the cause.


    Very big thanks for the good advice Rabtech.

    All the best, from UK_Paul


  • Glad you found the issue @UK_Paul.

    Another example of why this is THE BEST FORUM PERIOD.