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Offline Cleanmaxx Brian

Warning light - no 4wd
« on: September 18, 2016, 10:29:00 PM »
I bought a 2014 Cforce 800 in March of this year and have put with 225 miles on it. I am under warranty....but I am wondering what happened.

Today I noticed the red warning light SLOWLY coming on and wondered what was going on. Machine runs fine but noticed the when pushing the 4wd button, no actuater noise was heared. Same with diff lock. I checked the 10 amp fuse and it was blown. I replaced it, started the machine, pushed the 4wd button and smoke/burnt smell came up from under the 4wd relay! I quickly shut it off. Also the dash display did not indicate 4wd or the diff locked.

Some history...rode yesterday and did not notice warning light. Never needed 4wd... And was a fun ride with no issues. About 35 miles.
I pressure washed the machine right before noticing the problem. Could something have gotten wet that wasn't supposed to? I am letting it dry and will try it again in the morning.

I have searched here and the most common answer is to check to see if the actuater is working. Where is this mounted? Should I just let the dealer who is 3 hours away do it?
« Last Edit: September 18, 2016, 10:39:25 PM by Cleanmaxx Brian »

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Warning light - no 4wd
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 11:13:15 PM »
May be water intrusion on some connector. If so, you will be waiting a long time for it to dry so might start looking and drying as you go.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Warning light - no 4wd
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 03:35:28 AM »
The actuator is on the front diff. It's black and you can't miss it.  The conector should be easy to get to. You might have gotten water in something but my suggestion would be bringing it in. 3 hours of driving sucks, but you could spend that time digging around and still have to bring it in. No warranty, different story.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline Cleanmaxx Brian

Re: Warning light - no 4wd
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 11:23:35 AM »
Well I didn't even look into the problem further...I just made an appointment to bring it in on Monday morning. I can keep you posted if anyone is interested.

Thank everyone for your replies!

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Warning light - no 4wd
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 03:08:02 PM »
Please let us know what they find. It is still helpful to the next guy.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet

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Offline Cleanmaxx Brian

Re: Warning light - no 4wd
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2016, 06:58:15 PM »
Well after driving 3 hours, the dealer had it fixed in under 3 minutes! I told him the fuse blew and what relay melted and he grabbed a new relay and fuse and put them in. He started the machine as we both looked for smoke or the small flash of a blowing fuse. Instead we were greeted to....a working 4X4!

So while I was there, I asked him about the CVT vent tube...I wanted to do something so water would be less likely to get in. He said unless you get in really deep water, that usually isn't the problem. But was a known issue was draining the case if water got in. He showed me something he came up with....basically a fitting that goes in where the drain bolt goes, followed by a 12 inch tube with a threaded stopper on the end. He said he has a few in the field and getting rave reviews. So for 26 bucks, I had him install one.

Next thing I am looking for is a bracket for the left handle bar so I can install a factory mirror. I have one on the right and use it often...

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Warning light - no 4wd
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2016, 07:04:50 PM »
That is good news.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline IVIaniac

Re: Warning light - no 4wd
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 12:18:10 PM »
Awesome news that it was just a relay and the issue is resolved.

So while I was there, I asked him about the CVT vent tube...I wanted to do something so water would be less likely to get in. He said unless you get in really deep water, that usually isn't the problem. But was a known issue was draining the case if water got in. He showed me something he came up with....basically a fitting that goes in where the drain bolt goes, followed by a 12 inch tube with a threaded stopper on the end. He said he has a few in the field and getting rave reviews. So for 26 bucks, I had him install one.

Can you take a picture of this?

Next thing I am looking for is a bracket for the left handle bar so I can install a factory mirror. I have one on the right and use it often...

My 2014 has a factory spot for a mirror on both sides. The left one is built into the brake handle. It may have a black plug in it.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2016, 12:25:27 PM by IVIaniac »