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Hope you don't mind as I didn't see it over here.

Originally posted by Fire Guy:
OK I have a fix for the 07 XP reverse activated backup light!!!!!!!!!!

Go to NAPA and pickup a resistor RELAY part # AR204 it has 5 male slip pins for the connections. Here's how to wire it:

#85 plug in the Purple (reverse ground) wire under the bed

#86 run a jumper to the Red positive wire also under the bed and plug into #86

#87 Ground this to your frame (this will be the ground for your lights when the switch is activated

#30 connect this to your ground wire leading to your lights

#87a nothing hooked to this one

The Relay has a nice mount built into the housing , just attach it to the frame near the wires (Purple & Red)

No more fault engines codes, all the electronics work and the best of all the Reverse lights work when you put it in Reverse.

Oh, by the way I tried 3 different attemps to contact Polaris to get some help on this and they never bothered to reply, hope someone from Polaris reads this, maybe they can take credit for the fix - sorry to be sarcastic about Polaris but I think it was pretty rude that they didn't even bother to respond
 

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I installed Fireguy's fix and it is working fine on my '07. Thanks.
 

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Where it says #86 jumper, to #86, should say one wire of jumper should go to the #86 pin and the other wire of the jumper to the positive wire of the back up light...works great just finished doing it. The relay can also be purchased at about any parts store, 30 amp, five pin, these were $2.32 at O'Riellys auto parts.
 

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Now all I have yo do is get mine done! I just havnt had time to do anything lately.
 

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Just finished performing this fix. Worked great on my 07 XP
 

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? are the 2008 wired the same for reverse ligkt
 

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is the purple reverse ground wire you are refferring to under floor in cab or back under cargo box? If this works than I can throuw out the relay that came with the lights and wire it to the AR204 relay without the toggle. I can't wait to try. Should the red feed to the #86 terminal on the relay be fused?
 

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pelican i dont think a fuse would hurt any thing and it would be another safety feature i would like to know if this will be the same hookup for the 2008 ranger xp
 

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Here guys here is the simple way!
Just look at this link for a minute.

http://store.classicgarage.com/hellarelay.html

Now you can see that the coil for the relay is on the bottom on pins #85 and 86
Use relay pin 85 for the small ground feed from your ecm (purple)to trigger the relay.
Note ecm output transisters can only handle around a half of an amp or 500 milliamps and a typical relay coil only pulls about 180 MA just in case you are thinking of hooking a light up direct to this!
Now make a jumper so that your 86 and 87 pins are tied together and plug the red wire to them.
The red is already propery fused.
Now you just take a wire from that #30 pin which is now a switched 12 volt positive output and feed it to light which is grounded to the frame.
This setup works better with a typical grounded (tractor or what ever) style sealed light where you only have the one wire but you mount the light to the grounded frame of course![;)]
 

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Canadian Ranger's easy install worked like a charm on my '08 Ranger
 

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Can I run a switched ground to the #85 pin to activate the light manually?
 

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Yes you can but only if you use a diode in each ground feed.
That would stop you from putting a ground back feed into the ecm.
Another option of course is to just feed a 12v pos to your switch and then out to your light[;)]
 

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wired my 2008 the way fire guy said and the reverse light works great
thanks for the info fireguy
 
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