im currently having a problem with a dim headlight. the sled runs fine but the headlight remains dim. ive talked to local shops and they think it is the stator, but a bad stator would mean low or no spark but it runs fine. i am running out of ideas any input would be appreciated. thanks
Where I sled: Around town and Christopher / Emma Lakes
It could be that the lighting coil in the stator is bad, but the charge coil for the ignition is fine. Try a new bulb first then measure the resistance across the various coils from the stator. I don't know what the ohm readings should be, but others on here do. That may help you determine if the lighting coil is bad.
I would doubt the bulb is bad. Typically either they work or they don't. I would do all the preliminary electrical checks with an ohm-meter to verify that grounds are good (e.g. check that the ground connection at the lamp has continuity to the frame), and verify all the harness connector pins in this circuit path are clean and free from corrosion. If all this checks out, then I'd start digging deeper and check if the stator lighting coil is bad. One thing I'd recommend is to buy the Arctic Cat shop manual for your sled. They are well-written and are invaluable for troubleshooting problems such as this on your sled.
First thanks for the read back.
Well i finally got around to looking it over this weekend for a few minutes.
The bulb is fine. The taillight is dim to but the sled starts right up and runs great. A voltage regulator or something like that can be the problem right? Cause it's just not getting the voltage to regulate. I have check the ground and it seems fine to but if there is something wrong with that would in it not run right? So it has to be the lighting coil on the stator? Does anyone know what that should be reading resistance wise or any ideas on checking to make sure thats the problem before i order some parts and start tearing it apart? Any info would be great. Thanks.