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2000 Arctic Cat 500 - Electrical Issue Maybe?

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I have a 2000 arctic cat 500 that will only keep running when the start button is pushed in. Can someone please help me trouble shoot this for me please!

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I cannot directly post the schematic because the file is too big. To reduce it to attach it would make it unreadable. Instead you can get the schematic and print it out here with this procedure.

http://www.quadcrazy.com/atvforum/arctic-cat-atv-forum/10091-extract-print-arctic-cat-atv-schematics.html

From looking at the schematic. and if I understand what you mean, the quad will shut right off once the starter button is released? This would also mean your cranking the starter continuously. (not a good thing to do) I would check a few things.

- Make sure the ground wires are secure and making good contact

- Check the "neutral relay" it may be defective.

- There is a diode that might also be bad, used as part of the starter circuit.

- Check fuse #6 (accessory)

Mike

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